Chinese Style Steamed Dumplings Stuffed with Dee’s Vegan Sausages

28 Oct

I have been wanting to make these for months now. They are inspired by my friend and her Chinese husband – she used to make these for me when I was a kid and I loved them!

You will need

Filling-
2 packets of Dee’s sausages
2 tsp of Chinese 5 spice
1 small onion (diced)
1 stick lemongrass (chopped)
4 cloves of garlic (chopped)
2 inch of ginger (minced)
3 spring onions (chopped)
1/2 red & 1/2 green chilli (chopped)
15-20g coriander (finely chopped)
15 ml toasted sesame seed oil
15 ml dark soy sauce

Bread base –
7g dry yeast (one packet)
250 ml rice milk, warm
3 cups of bread flour
15-25g sugar
15 ml oil
1 tsp salt

Dipping sauce –
50ml soy sauce
50ml water
1/2 chilli, diced
25g sesame seeds
25ml toasted sesame oil
25ml rice wine vinegar

Method:
Start with the bread base.

Add the yeast to the warm rice milk and let it sit for 5-10 minutes to activate.

Add the sugar, salt, oil and flour in a large bowl and mix thoroughly. Make a well in the centre and add the rice milk and mix until it forms a ball.

Next place the dough on a floured work surface and need the dough until it’s all incorporated and does not stick to the surface.

Alternatively you can make the bread base in an electronic mixer and need it for 5-10 minutes.

Finally place the dough in a warm place to double in size.

While the bread is proving make the filling.

In a wok add your onion and lemongrass and cook until soft and browned. Add in the Dee’s sausages and cook until they become soft. Next add the garlic and ginger cook for 2 minutes.

Add the rest of the ingredients and spices, cooking for 3-5 minutes more, then leave aside to cool.

When bread has doubled in size, knock it back. This will remove the air. Now need it on a floured surface and and divide in to 12-15 evenly size balls.

Take a piece and roll it 1/2 inch thick and place a little of the filling in the middle and fold it to cover and seal.

Let it rise again for 30 minutes and then place in a steamer and cook for 5-7 minutes.

Meanwhile, in a small bowl add all the dipping sauce ingredients and whisk it all together, you could also use sweet chilli sauce as an alternative.

You can make a double batch and cook ahead of time and then just reheat in the streamer for 1-2 minutes.

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