Sweet & Sourdough Wontons

This month for Sourdough Surprises we were given three options:

  • Something sweet
  • Something savoury
  • Something crazy with no recipe

The two of us who responded went for the last option, and we’ve ended up with wontons!

A quick search for wonton wrapper recipes found a basic recipe at About.com. Converting from cups and cubits, halving as I only need 12 wrapper, working around not throwing away half an egg, and substituting in some sourdough starter, I get:

  • 1 egg
  • 100g plain (AP) flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 80g unrefreshed 100% hydration starter

I bung all that in the food processor.

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Whizz until it comes together, then pop in the fridge to rest for a couple of hours.

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I’m gong for a sweet and sour flavour, with the sour coming from the sourdough, so my prawn filling just needs to have some sweet in the form of oyster sauce:

  • Prawns, chopped
  • Spring onions
  • Garlic, crushed
  • Ginger, julienned
  • Oyster sauce

This all just gets mixed together.

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Time to make wontons! The dough gets divided into 12 pieces, and each gets rolled out and some filling popped on top.

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Then pull up the sides and make into little ‘money bags’.

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Doing the first one is pretty fun, but it gets pretty tedious doing all 12.

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Then I steam them for five minutes, which is plenty of time to stir fry some vegetables flavoured with sezchuan pepper.

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Time to eat!

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Wow – these are really good. The sourdough taste works great in contrast to the sweet oyster sauce, and there’s a hint of chewiness to them that really works. I’ll definitely do these again, and I’ll never need to buy wonton wrappers again!

One thing I will change next time though: I’ll remember to line the steamer with parchment paper, so I’m not left with this mess!

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Check out the other wontons the Sourdough Surprises crew have made!

 

 

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