A hands-on class to learn traditional Chinese dumplings with pork and cabbages. We will make fillings and wrappers from scratch, experience different ways to wrap and cook dumplings, and taste the dumplings by end of class. Taught by Elaine Sher, the founder of Dash of Soy, whose passion is to share her love for healthy and delicious home-style cooking inspired by her family from Hong Kong and all her travels from around the world. Here's the detailed itinerary: - After introductions and safety reminders, we put on our aprons, wash our hands and start with the dough to make the wrappers. - While the dough is setting, we will prepare the fillings from scratch which will involve some chopping. - Once the dough is ready, we can roll them into little discs for wrapping. - Learn at least 3 different ways to wrap dumplings. - While the dumplings are being cooked, we will clean up and set the table for tasting the dumplings. - Enjoy fresh off the stove dumplings while we sip Chinese tea and have conversations around the locally-built farmhouse table.
I'm the founder of Dash of Soy, a local Seattle culinary school that focuses on sharing the love for simple, delicious, and healthy home cooking inspired by my family and all my travels. I left the corporate world after 20 years to focus on my passion for home-style cooking. Born and raised in Hong Kong, I have lived in Canada and US for ~30 years and traveled to ~50 countries. I grew up with authentic Chinese and pan-Asian food, am familiar with the ingredients in North America, while having developed a deep appreciation for food cultures around the world. Dash of Soy classes are one-of-a-kind: 1) family and well-tested recipes only, 2) small class size in a beautiful private kitchen with a farmhouse table, 3) wonderfully hand-drawn recipes, and 4) sharing of family and travel stories about food.
All the ingredients necessary to make the dumplings. This class features minced pork and cabbage dumplings.
Chinese tea will be offered: green, black, or herbal.
Beautifully, hand-illustrated recipe created by me that provides step-by-step instructions for you to easily recreate the…
The class will take place in my home in Georgetown Seattle. I have a private, open kitchen and a dining area featuring a locally-built farmhouse table. There are easy and free street parking around the area.
For hygienic reasons while we work with dough, best to come with well-trimmed nails and without rings (or have a safe place to keep them with you).
Dumpling-making from family recipe