Dumpling and Wonton Workshop at Roam Cafe

 

Recently I had the good fortune to attend a dumpling and wonton workshop with Mia of Roam Cafe in Geelong. yum1There were 9 of us in attendance at this first workshop. Firstly Mia told us about the fillings we would be using; prawn, pork and vegetarian (with omelette). Mia had prepared the fillings previously and it was up to us to mix and season the pork and vegetarian fillings. Mia told us a good trick to check whether the pork filling was seasoned properly– place a teaspoon of filling in the microwave with a sprinkle of water for 30 seconds and then taste.mixingMia then showed us how to mix the dumpling dough and divide and roll it into individual dumpling skins.

Mixing the dough by hand.

Mixing the dough by hand.

The dough was finished in the mixer as it was hard work by hand!

The dough was finished in the mixer as it was hard work by hand!

Mia shows us how to roll the dough before cutting it into little segments.

Mia shows us how to roll the dough before cutting it into little segments.

The little segments are then flattened and shaped into flat circles with a rolling pin.

The little segments are then flattened and shaped into flat circles with a rolling pin.

Then we add the filling. This was the vegetarian filling.

Then we add the filling. This was the vegetarian filling.

It takes practic to make dumplings with a perfect shape

It takes practic to make dumplings with a perfect shape

We ended up with dumplings of a range of different shapes and sizes.

We ended up with dumplings of a range of different shapes and sizes.

 

We also used some pre-made wonton skins for our prawn filling.

Mia shows us how to fold the wonton skins.

Mia shows us how to fold the wonton skins.

Prawn filling.

Prawn filling.

More wonderful shapes.

More wonderful shapes.

Despite our lack of skill in shaping the dumplings and wontons. They all tasted amazing once they were cooked.

Deep-fried prawn wontons.

Deep-fried prawn wontons.

Pork dumplings.

Pork dumplings.

Wonton soup.

Wonton soup.

Lunch is served.

Lunch is served.

After stuffing ourselves on dumplings and wontons Mia made us coffee and brought out a plate of brownies. It was a lovely way to spend a couple of hours on a Sunday. I got to meet some new people and cook and eat some great food. I even got to take home some of the vegetarian dumplings for my husband and some prawn wontons for me. We had them for dinner and no I was not tired of dumplings by that point. I am already thinking about what kinds of fillings I could use when I make them at home.

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