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kantos  ·  102 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Grubski Cha Siu Bao (Mostly)

What sort of steamer did you use? Steamed dumplings were recently added to my list of "Things to try cooking" since they keep showing up in the web novel I'm devouring (Release that Witch).




OftenBen  ·  101 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    What sort of steamer did you use?

I have a rice cooker that has a steamer basket/functionality. The recipe says to steam them for 12 minutes, I found 16-17 worked better for the consistency of the dough I made.

They are definitely less hard to make than they seem. I suspect it's one of those things that's easy to do, difficult to do well.

kantos  ·  101 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I'll have to check my rice cooker.... Nice call on the time. Mine's near the end of its life so might have to up my steam time.

    They are definitely less hard to make than they seem. I suspect it's one of those things that's easy to do, difficult to do well.

All about this. My list of dishes I can make generally fall under this category so i can get the most mileage out of devoting my time to making them over the course of cooking. Best example was taking an extra 30min to knead my latest sweet bread by hand made all the difference in its fluff.

OftenBen  ·  100 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    Best example was taking an extra 30min to knead my latest sweet bread by hand made all the difference in its fluff.

That's dedication. I think I took like 10 ish minutes to knead mine total?

kantos  ·  99 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Equal parts dedication and lack of urgency that day. 🤓

Yours look like they came out well. Gonna give it a go. Thanks for sharing!