I have to admit to a failing here as member of the Secret Recipe Club, I didn't go through the whole blog to find 'the recipe' for this month's reveal. I got stuck in one spot and could not move from there.
It was Andrea's recipe for Gyoza Wrappers, home made Gyoza Wrappers that is.
Honestly, this is the best part of being a member of the Secret Recipe Club. I get to sneak around someone elses blog, find something to make and then tell you all about it. And the recipe's I've found and made, well, let me just say, I've gotten a bit of a reputation around these parts for my Bread, and I would never have made it without being a member here. After the 50th loaf, I quit counting...
Back to Andrea and her blog.
Andrea lives on a working farm, and all that it entails. I feel a kinship with her.
I grew up on a farm, which was my Dad's dream, and he worked so hard at it. He also wore many hats, although I don't think he was a mechanic, my brother did that part.
We raised pigs, but also did market gardening. We had chickens, and a milk cow. We even raised our own beef.
Looking back, I think we were as close to being organic as you could get back then. We used lots of 'natural' fertilizer on the fields thanks to the pigs efforts.
It was a good life.
Which brings me to this, my choice for SRC this month.
I just never thought it was possible to make my own Gyoza wrappers. Why? I have no idea, but I'm so thrilled, I can make Potstickers any old time I want now. giggle. I actually have two recipes for Potstickers, and this is the second one.
Recipe: Gyoza (Wonton Wrappers)
2 cups Flour (I used Bread Flour)
1/2 tsp. Salt
1/2 cup Boiling Water (you can add a little teensy bit more, drop by drop, if it's too dry).
Mix the salt and flour in a bowl with chopsticks,
|You can see the layers from where I folded and refolded the dough. I gave it a real workout.|
Cause I could.
|Waiting for the rolling pin.|
**You do need to separate them with some wax paper or plastic wrap if you're not using them right away. Even with the flour dusted in between the wrappers, they still stuck together.
I can't wait to see what everyone else made this month. I just know there's going to be lots and lots of great looking food.