Instructions and Tips

Here you will find video instructions and tips on making your own dumplings using our gluten free dumpling flour mix 

Making Your Dumplings

I've never made dumplings before. Where do I start?

We've made it super easy for you with some dumpling filling recipes and easy to follow video instructions:

How to mix and roll dumpling skins...

Learn how to fold dumplings...


My dumpling dough isn't smooth. Am I mixing it correctly?

The short answer is 'yes'. When you first mix the flour to combine it, it will appear slightly lumpy and have a 'cauliflower' appearance. As you continue to knead it, and roll out the dough in small portions it will become smoother as you thin it out. Watch our video to learn more.

How thin do I roll out my pastry?

The ideal pastry should be 1mm. Using a dumpling wooden rolling pin gives the best result as the rolling pin is thinner which gives you more control when working with the pastry.

Does the size of the pastry cutter matter?

Yes, a larger size dumpling pastry is easier to work with as it allows you to put the right amount of filling, and seals without your filling overflowing. We recommend a 9-10cm pastry cutter.

How do I get my dumplings to hold together?

No additional water is necessary, the trick is to ensure the edges of your pastry are "clean" (i.e. free from any filling). If there is filling in the way the pastry will not stick together, gently wipe it off, then simply pinch together firmly the edges of the pastry with the sides of your index finger and thumb, making sure it is completely sealed.

Can I freeze my dumplings?

Yes! Freeze your freshly made dumplings in a container, leaving some space between so they do not stick together (once they are frozen, you can then re-store them in a freezer bag to save space). Cook directly from frozen, that's right... no defrosting needed (perfect for those busy weeknights)! You can panfry them, steam them, or boil them in under 10 minutes.

What else can I make with my dough/pastry?

Shallot pancakes are a favourite see our recipe.


Cooking Your Dumplings

How to panfry dumplings...

Steaming Dumplings

You can steam dumplings in 8-10 minutes. To prevent your dumplings from sticking to your steamer, brush oil directly onto the base of your steamer and the base of dumplings, place your dumplings on lettuce leaves, or line your steamer with baking paper with small holes cut out to allow steam to come through. Allow enough space between dumplings for steam to get through and so that they do not stick together when cooking.
Ensure you have enough water in your wok (or pot) so that it doesn't burn the base. If using a wok ideally the water should be close to the base of the steamer, but not as high as where the food sits. 
When the water is boiling, place your steamer on to the wok (or pot) and steam with the lid on for approximately 8 minutes (10 minutes if cooking from frozen). Keep an eye on water levels as it starts evaporating. Add more boiling water if necessary.

Caring for your Bamboo Steamers

To clean your bamboo steamer, gently scrub with a sponge and mild detergent, and rinse thoroughly. Do not let it soak.

Let the steamer air dry for at least 2 days before storing to prevent any mildew.

Steamers are not suitable for the dishwasher. 

Do you have further questions? We'd love to hear from you. Contact us



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