How to make easy Japanese gyoza wrappers from scratch with just 4 ingredients! The result will be perfectly light and chewy gyoza fit for a restaurant!
- 100g Weak flour (Also known as cake flour or soft flour)
- 100g Strong flour (Also known as bread flour or hard flour)
- 100ml Hot boiled water
- 1/2 tsp of Salt
- Extra flour for sprinkling
- First, measure out 100g weak flour and 100g strong flour and use a sieve to sift them into a large bowl.
- Add a pinch of salt and mix it in with the flour.
- Add 100ml of hot boiled water to the flour and mix with a spoon until you have a sticky dough.
- Transfer the dough to a clean surface. Add a little flour to the surface if your dough is a bit sticky, but be sparing. Too much flour = dry dough.
- Knead for 10 minutes until you have a smooth ball of dough.
- Wrap it up in plastic kitchen wrap and leave to rest for 30 minutes at room temperature.
- Once rested, cut the dough in half and roll each piece into even cylinders.
- Wrap one of them back up and set aside for later. (This is to stop it from drying out)
- Cut the cylinder you kept out in half, then half again, then half again until you have 16 pieces.
- Roll each piece into a ball.
- Now dust your surface with flour and push one ball of dough flat down using the lower part of the palm of your hand.
- With a flour dusted rolling pin, roll it up and down. Then turn the wrapper 90 degrees and roll again. Make it as thin as you can without breaking it.
- Pick up the wrapper and use your fingers to pinch around the edges, making the edges even thinner and neatening the circle shape.
- Generously sprinkle flour on the top and bottom of the wrapper.
- Repeat steps 11 to 14 for the other 15 balls of dough.
- Repeat steps 9 to 15 for the other cylinder, you will end up 32 wrappers in total.
- We recommend using them straight away, but they can be stored in the refrigerator for 2-3 days or the freezer for about 1 month. (see note)
- Click here to see how to make the filling and form the completed gyoza! How to make Japanese Gyoza Dumplings. (See note)
If you don't have the different types of flour, it's also okay to use 200g of all purpose flour.
If you decide to freeze the wrappers, make sure they're well floured and in an airtight container to prevent freezer burn.
When you're ready to use them, defrost them first.
This recipe makes 32 gyoza wrappers. If you're making your own filling you will need about 300g of meat/vegetables to fill them all up.
- Category: From Scratch
- Method: Kneading
- Cuisine: Chinese / Japanese
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