Money Bags

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Total Time:
1 hour 15 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Category: Festive Recipe
Technique: Steam Recipe
Difficulty: Hard

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  • 3 - Chinese dried mushrooms
  • 1 - egg, beaten
  • 250 g - plain flour
  • 75 ml cup - water
  • 1 tsp - baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp - salt
  • 2 tbsp - vegetable oil
  • 2 sprigs - spring onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup - sweet corn kernels
  • 1/2 - red chilli, deseeded and chopped
  • 1 tbsp - brown bean sauce

How to Make Money Bags

  • Place the dried mushrooms in a small bowl.
  • Cover with warm water and leave to soak for 20 to 25 minutes.
  • To make the wrappers, sift the flour into a bowl.
  • Add the egg and mix lightly.
  • Stir in the water, baking powder and salt.
  • Mix to a soft dough.
  • Knead lightly until smooth on a floured board.
  • Cover with a damp cloth and set aside for 5-6 minutes.
  • This allows the baking powder time to activate so that the dumplings swell when they are steamed.
  • Drain the mushrooms, squeezing them dry.
  • Remove the tough centres and chop the mushrooms.
  • Heat the oil in a wok or large frying pan and stir-fry the mushrooms, spring onions, sweet corn and chilli for 2 minutes.
  • Stir in the brown bean sauce and remove from the heat.
  • Roll the dough into a large sausage and cut into 24 even sized pieces.
  • Roll each size out into a thin round.
  • Place a tsp of the filling in the centre.
  • Gather up the edges, pinch together and twist to seal.
  • Stand the dumplings in an oiled bamboo steamer.
  • Place over a sauce pan of simmering water.
  • Cover and steam for 12 to 14 minutes before serving.