Dumplings are basically little edible presents, full of tasty meat, seafood, and vegetables, and delicious presents deserve beautiful wrapping. Though they may look elaborate, it's actually not that hard to fold a dumpling, and the above video can show you how.
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Watch the whole thing below to master all six folding methods, but I would start with these two super easy folds.:
- The Triangle Fold: Start with a circular piece of dumpling dough, add your filling, and pinch the edges together starting at the edge and working towards the middle from three different points of the circle, making a pyramid.
- The Rosebud: Fill a circular piece of dough with whatever you desire, fold it in half, and pinch the edges of the semi-circle to seal everything in. Set the dumpling up so it's vertical, and fold ends towards each other, kind of like the dumpling is giving itself a hug.
You can apply these folds to either store-bought or homemade dough, but homemade will have a more toothsome quality. If you need a good wrapper recipe, this video from Maangchi can show you how it's done.
6 Ways to Fold a Dumpling [The Oregonian]