Have you ever tried making pasta or dumplings from scratch? It’s a fun project to tackle over the holidays (hint: New Year’s Eve appetizers!) and it’s one that yields delicious and often Instagram-worthy results. This week, we’re rounding up our favorite handmade pasta recipes from across the Web.
Steamed, pan-fried, boiled, deep-fried—I don’t discriminate when it comes to dumplings, and I can imagine few foods more alluring than doughy pockets stuffed with endless varieties of fillings. Wrap up big flavor with our picks for sweet and savory dumpling recipes from around the Web:
From Italian gnocchi to Portuguese pierogies, few foods are as widely embraced as the dumpling. Turkey serves their dumplings (known as manti
) with a creamy yogurt dip, while China dishes out their sweet and savory dumplings with a variety of vinegar, soy, and chili-based sauces. Celebrate this stuffed food’s versatility with a roundup dedicated to all things dumplings.
- Dash of East‘s Lemon Blueberry Pierogi with Spiced Sour Cream fill traditional Portuguese half-moon dumplings with blueberries and lemon zest (pictured above).
- Kurryleaves gives exotic dessert dumplings a try with her Gulab Jamun (deep-fried milk powder and yogurt served in a pool of cardamom and saffron-flavored sugar syrup).
- Gnocchi are traditionally made with potatoes, but Dishing the Divine puts a cheesy change on her recipe making them them with flour and ricotta. She boils and fries her Ricotta Gnocchi leaving them pillowy on the inside and crunchy on the outside.
- Smoky Wok simplifies the once intimidating Chinese Red Bean Steamed Buns so that you can make this sweet component of dim sum from your own kitchen.
- Each tiny pyramid-shaped dumpling in What You Give Away You Keep‘s Turkish Manti Dumplings are stuffed with spiced ground lamb and topped with a garlic yogurt sauce.
- For comfort food from sown south, try The Cooking Bride’s Mamaw’s Chicken and Dumplings.
- A sugar cube is stuffed inside a whole apricot wrapped in a potato dumpling in Cooking Weekend‘s version of Austrian Apricot Dumplings.