- 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.
Whizz until it comes together, then pop in the fridge to rest for a couple of hours.
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.
Time to make wontons! The dough gets divided into 12 pieces, and each gets rolled out and some filling popped on top.
Then pull up the sides and make into little ‘money bags’.
Doing the first one is pretty fun, but it gets pretty tedious doing all 12.
Then I steam them for five minutes, which is plenty of time to stir fry some vegetables flavoured with sezchuan pepper.
Time to eat!
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!