dumplings

Lunar Festival Pies ~ World of Warcraft Expansion Idea

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You will need:

(Ignore the lemon juice, I thought the recipe called for baking powder not baking soda.)

Cake:
1 stick (1/2 c) butter, softened
1 cup white sugar
1 egg


2 cups all-purpose flour
5 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt


1 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract



Have a wonderful time at Lunar Festival!





Filling:
3/4 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup confectioners’ sugar
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon milk




Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

To Make Cookies: 
Cream butter, sugar and egg in bowl.



In a separate bowl, mix together flour, cocoa, soda, and salt. 



Add to butter mixture alternately with milk and teaspoon vanilla, mixing well after each addition.



Drop by teaspoonfuls onto cookie sheets. 
Bake for 10 minutes. 



Remove to wire rack to cook completely.  Here is a photo of what the bottoms look like. Chocolate cookies are a bugger to tell if they are done. You have to watch the top, when it looks dry, it is done.







To Make Filling: 
Cream 3/4 cup margarine and 3/4 cup confectioners’ sugar in bowl until light and fluffy. 
Blend in 1/4 teaspoon vanilla and 1 tablespoon milk. 



Spread on half the cooled cookies; top with remaining cookies. Keep in an air tight container.

Yum!
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Lunar Festival Dumplings ~ World of Warcraft

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 If you are hungry, then you have come to the right place my friend! Dumplings are the traditional food of the Lunar Festival; it has been served since the time of the first Lunar Festival, and I am pleased to be able to offer it at this one.  In exchange for just a single coin of ancestry, I will share with you a sampling of one of the tastiest dishes you will ever enjoy!

You will need: 





6 cups vegetable oil for frying
Heat oil to 365 degrees in a deep fryer or heavy saucepan.


1 egg
1/4 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon vegetable oil
1 cup all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup milk


1/2 cup white sugar
In a separate bowl for coating.



In a medium bowl, beat the egg, 1/4 cup sugar and 1 teaspoon oil until light. 



Combine the flour, baking powder and salt, stir in alternately with the milk until well blended.



The batter will thicken if you let it sit in the fridge for 30 minutes.



Drop by teaspoonfuls into the hot oil and fry on both sides until golden. 

They look a bit funky, not to worry, pull the stray crispies off and you are good to go.



Drain on paper towels or a rack and roll in 1/2 cup white sugar while still warm.



Yum!



Have you ever bought a cake and wondered what to do with the cake dome? Please, don’t say you thew it away. They work great as containers for any creation. They also stack well so save them up and give your baked goods as gifts.



Five Dawn Dumplings

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dumpling dough

2c flour
1/2 c water

Mix until combined then knead for 5 minutes.
Add a tablespoon of water at a time if needed.

Let rest for 10 minutes.

Knead for another 5 minutes then roll out on a lightly floured surface.

Using a round cookie cutter or a glass cut into circles.

Filling:

1lb ground beef
1lb pork (I used chicken)
2 cellery stocks, chopped
1 medium onion, chopped
1/2 tsp ginger
1/4 c soy sauce
1 clove of garlic, minced

Mix the ground beef and chicken in a bowl. Add soy sauce, celery stocks, onion and ginger; mix well.
Place meat mixture into a skillet and brown. Chop the meat up as small as you can.

By tablespoon add the meat mixture into the center of the dough circle.

Fold top and bottom together and pinch.

Set up a steamer. Dont have one? Don’t worry. Here is how I made mine.

I used a soup pot and a trivet. I put water in the bottom of the pan and place the trivet over the water.

Cover and place on medium heat, steam for 10-15 minutes.

Yum!

Smoked Desert Dumplings

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There are some great renditions of this recipe out there in the Warcraft world. 
Here is my version. 
You will need:

Dumpling Dough
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 egg, beaten
2/3 cup cold water
This recipe made about 24 dumplings
In a medium bowl combine the flour, salt, egg and water. Mix all together to form dough.
My rolling pin is a plastic PVC pipe…don’t judge:)
Roll reserved dough out on a floured surface. Cut circles out of dough, using a small round container. (I used a water goblet.)  
For the Filling:
1/2 pound of ground sausage cooked 
2 cup bag of shredded cheese
small container of ricotta cheese
You will have leftovers.
Place a spoonful of filling in the center of each dumpling and fold over. Pinching to seal tightly or use a fork.
Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil; drop dumplings in boiling water and cook for 4 to 5 minutes, or until they float.
After boiling them I saute them in a little butter with onions.
Yum!