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FOOD RECIPES

HOW TO MAKE NUTELLA & FRUIT FILLED DUMPLINGS

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I absolutely love making simple desserts and if it includes nutella... I am most definitely in! Today I have these delicious little dumplings recipe for you guys, some of them filled with nutella and fruit and others filled with brown sugar and fruit. Both kinds taste absolutely delicious and these are perfect snacks for anyone including kids! So let's get started!

YOU'LL NEED: 

  • Dumpling wraps (Sold at any asian grocery store)
  • Nutella
  • Brown or white sugar
  • A banana (Chopped)
  • Raspberries or strawberries (Chopped)
  • A little bowl of water
  • A fork

HOW TO:

1.) Defrost your dumpling wraps. 

2.) Spoon a bit of the nutella into the wraps. If you're using sugar, then spoon a bit of your sugar into the wrap. 

3.) Add your desired fruit (I added about 3 chopped raspberries or bananas because I didn't want my dumplings to be too fat). 

4.) Rim the edges with water (Used to glue the ends together). 

5.) Seal your dumpling from one end to another and take a fork and embed it into the edges. Make sure to seal it tightly! 

TIP: Hold your folk towards the bottom so that your fork does not bend in a weird shape from all your force (as pictured above). 

6.) Heat your pan with any kind of oil (I used olive oil). Wait until it gets very hot and then place your dumplings into the pan. 

7.) Let the dumplings stay on each side for about 10-20 seconds. Be careful because these cook very quickly! Cook them until they are golden brown on each side. 

Lastly, you can shower these with some powder sugar! I skipped this step because I instead shaved some white chocolate for some extra sweetness and goodness. VOILA and we're done! You can also just bake these dumplings in the oven for 15-20 minutes (depending on your oven) on 350-380 degrees. 

Above is the brown sugar and fruit option which is equally delicious. Hope you enjoy and let me know how yours turns out! 

Photography & Styling by: Jito

FOOD RECIPES

AN EASY HOW TO MAKE DUMPLING SOUP

My older brother absolutely loves dumplings (만두 in Korean), so every time I eat dumplings or make this soup, I think of him! So today, I bring to you one of my favorite Korean recipes. This is SUCH an easy recipe and for those of you college students, working adults, busy mommys & daddys, and vegetarians who don't have time to make beef broth or want to... this is perfect! I use anchovies and vegetables to get a rich, broth flavor and it tastes delicious. So without further ado, let's get started!

YOU'LL NEED:

  • A pot halfway filled with water
  • Anchovies (for the broth)
  • Dumplings (bagged or you can handmake if you know how!)
  • Onions (optional but highly suggest)
  • Zucchini (optional)
  • 4-5 cloves of garlic
  • Eggs
  • Salt & pepper
  • Dried Seaweed (to top)
  • Green onions (to top)

HOW TO:

1.) Boil your pot of water with the dried anchovies.

2.) Once you boil it for about 10-15 minutes, cut up your vegetables and add them to the pot. (I would suggest adding the zucchini later because it cooks very quickly)

3.) Mince your garlic and add it to your pot.

4.) Season your soup with a generous amount of salt and pepper. Taste and add more if necessary.

5.) Add your dumplings into the pot. TIP: How do you know when the dumplings are ready? Once the dumplings come to surface and are afloat in the pot... it is ready!

6.) Mix your eggs in a bowl and hold it high above the pot and while whisking, slowly tip the eggs in. (As pictured above)

7.) Let the soup boil for 2 more minutes and VOILA it is finished!

8.) You can top it with crushed or cut dried seaweed and some green onions.

I can't even tell you how easy this is to make. AND it tastes SO delicious! I've already cooked this twice for my sister and I since I've moved to NYC. I sincerely urge you all to please try this... and let me know how it tastes. ENJOY! 

Photography & Styling by: Jito