Various online calculators also provide different results, depending on their sources. It sounds like you need to knead the dough with a little more wheat starch, as it’s too wet. Sometimes they are named as crystal shrimp dumplings. Fun gaw skin was sticky no matter how much wheat starch I added. If you use small shrimp, keep the shrimp whole or cut them in half only. Now add the chopped bamboo shoots, and mix everything together. We’re Bill, Judy, Sarah, and Kaitlin– a family of four cooks sharing our home-cooked and restaurant-style recipes. Oh, the shame! Im thinking to do a lot & keep in freezer. Cover and refrigerate while preparing the dough. Devils are all in details. Turn on the stove to pre-boil the water in the steamer. The hardest part is in the folding, but don’t worry about that, as we’ve shown how it’s done in a short video below. Steamed Crystal Dumplings, a Dim Sum Classic, Dim Sum Steamed Spare Ribs with Black Beans, Dim Sum Steamed Beef Short Ribs with Black Pepper. Looking for more authentic recipes? Turns out that during recipe development, I was making half of the recipe and the mistake happened when I converted the numbers to full recipe. The unusual, translucent skin of Har Gow makes it stand out among the Chinese dumpling family. Once the water in the steamer is boiled, steam the shrimp dumplings for 6 minutes using high heat and serve hot. That’s what happens when you try to save your family from eating yet another test batch of har gow. Subscribe for the latest updates on new recipes, and get started with our family's Top 25 Recipe eBook! For more detailed dumpling folding photos, instructions and different ways to wrap dumplings, see Sarah’s post on Four Ways to Fold Chinese dumplings. You can add in a few more drops of boiling water or lard to soften the dough. Mix everything (except the bamboo) together; whip in one direction for a few minutes until the mixture starts to look sticky. Thanks! will change the nutritional information in any recipe. Take one piece of dough and roll it into a 3” diameter circle. That’s what happens when you try to save your family from eating yet another test batch of har gow. I wonder what went wrong…. Continue assembling until all the dumplings are made. On the contrary, it’s actually very easy now that you have this recipe. The filling tastes awesome but my skin keeps breaking/sticking and is difficult to handle. Cover and refrigerate while preparing the dough. Going to make them again! Learn how your comment data is processed. I tried these last night and the dough was too dry.