PATTYMCNAMARA Profile - (1021898)


Home Town: Lake Cowichan, British Columbia, Canada
Living In: Duncan, British Columbia, Canada
Member Since: Feb. 2001
Cooking Level: Intermediate
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Hobbies: Knitting, Camping, Fishing, Reading Books
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Recipe Reviews 16 reviews
Yeast Dumplings
I usually make traditional dumplings with baking powder & thought I would try something different this time. I had high hopes for this recipe but was not impressed with it. I followed the recipe & instructions exactly except that I cut the dough in squares rather than strips. The dumplings floated to the top almost immediately but they were still raw so I let them simmer for another 10 minutes. I found the texture to be that of wet, gummy bread. Not liking to admit defeat I followed the advice of another poster & made steamed pork buns with some of the dough (it makes a LOT). I just purchased some Chinese BBQ pork, minced it up & added hoisin sauce. I made small discs of dough, added a heaping teaspoon of the meat filling & pinched it closed. They were the approx shape & size of a golf ball. I put the balls on squares of wax paper and let them rise a little. Then I got my electric pressure cooker up to pressure with water in it, turned it off, quick released the steam so I could get the lid off and put the buns inside on a steaming rack. I pressure steamed for 6 minutes. You could use any steaming method. They were pretty good. The dough seems more suitable for steaming than for cooking in a liquid. The 2 stars are for the dumplings - I would give the steamed buns 4. Perhaps if this is what you grew up eating for dumplings it is the recipe for you. I will stick with the recipe my mom passed down & that I've been using for 34 years. Why fix what's not broken?

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 12, 2012
Sweet Restaurant Slaw
So good. I shredded my own cabbage and carrots and used a couple green onions. Everyone loved it.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 21, 2011
Puff Pastry
I made a pie with this pastry and it was far too buttery. However, it was also very tasty!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 21, 2011

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