Love dumplings and eager to make them at home? Join us in this 2-hour dumpling extravaganza, where we’ll learn the basics of wrapping both Chinese dumplings and wontons.
In this special class for the fall (held for the first time at West Elm's Broadway location!), we'll make use of seasonal ingredients from the Greenmarket in New York for our dumplings. We'll work with 3 different vegetarian fillings in class, and you'll get tips on making your own creative fillings at home. The ingredients will depend on what's in-season, but examples of vegetables we may use include kale, Swiss chard, sweet potatoes, butternut squash, shiitake mushrooms, and spinach.
The first part of the class will be spent wrapping the dumplings and wontons (very hands-on!) Then we will move on to the cooking process, to learn a sure-fire method for pan-frying dumplings to crispy perfection. As for the wontons, so you can learn how versatile they can be, we will enjoy them as a deliciously spicy Sichuan appetizer.
We want to devote as much time as possible to wrapping and cooking. You'll also receiverecipes for the fillings, sauces, and wrapping to take home so you can prepare your own fillings and refresh your memory of the wrapping process.
Even if you've never cooked Asian food, you can easily learn how to make scores of dumplings and wontons with these simple techniques.