Dumplings for Dinner

Always looking for a new culinary challenge, Ross and I made Potsticker dumplings for our Friday night supper. Such a simple recipe, that with just a little time and patience, gives incredible results.

We found the recipe on Jamie Oliver’s Food Tube and had been meaning to attempt it for a while, following in the Dumpling Sisters wise footsteps.

With a Youtube video to accompany, it really couldn’t be easier to follow, as I say, you just need a little patience and a lot of soy and this is really worth a go.


Filled with pork, bok choi, spring onions, garlic, ginger and soy, they sizzle in the pan until golden brown when you finish them off with a steam. And the dumpling mix is super easy as well, just flour, water and salt! The Dumpling Sisters have made this relatively fool proof… it just may take a while to get those neat little seal folds down to a ‘T’!

Find the full recipe and video here:

Perfect Potsticker Dumplings for Jamie Oliver’s Food Tube  VIDEO




Ginger Goodies

These ginger biscuits dipped in dark chocolate are a recent discovery, and will now become a go-to bake of mine…scrummy!

100g caster sugar
150g soft light brown sugar
150ml vegetable or sunflower oil
80g black treacle
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
220g plain flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 teaspoons ground ginger
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon salt
Soft light brown sugarĀ (for rolling)

For Dipping:
525gĀ dark chocolate, melted
1. Preheat your oven to 180 degrees (fan assisted) and line two large baking trays.
2. Combine your sugars, oil, treacle, egg and vanilla extract in a large bowl. Then add your dry ingredients until just combined. Your mixture will be fairly sticky, but this is a good thing!
3. Make your mixture into small balls…this should make roughly 20, or maybe 16 big ones.

4. Then roll in soft light brown sugar and add to the baking tray.
5. Bake for 8 minutes or until you can see the surface of the biscuits begin to crack. They may look a little under-done, but have faith, they’ll harden up once out of the oven and be such lovely gooey treats.
6. Leave to cool on a wire cooling rack.
7. Once cooled, dip one half of the biscuit into your melted dark chocolate and leave to cool again.
8. Then enjoy with a nice cup of tea!