Dumplings And Noodles, Pippa Middlehurst

Dumplings and Noodles explores the traditional cooking methods behind some of our best-loved Asian dishes. With over 70 recipes and techniques, step-by-step instructions, options for quick and easy substitutes and even the science behind dumplings and noodles, this book is an essential guide for modern home cooks.

Addictive Veggie Spring Rolls And XO Sauce
Dumplings And Noodles

After watching Britain’s Best Home Cook in 2018 I was so excited to see that Pippa had written a recipe book. I have always wanted to make my own dumplings, and this book has some great recipes for that. Now all I need to do is find low-gluten bun flour.

Chapters are divided into:
  • Dumplings
  • Noodles
  • Side, Snacks and Sauces
Hand-Cut Noodles
Recipes that caught my eye:
    • Char Siu Bao (p32)
    • Cumin Brisket Bao (p34)
    • Shengjian Bao (p37)
    • Juicy Xinjiang Lamb Dumplings (p52)
    • Mixed Mushrooms and Leek Glass Dumplings (p62)
    • Pork and Prawn Siu Mai (p72)
    • Hand-Cut Noodles (p82)
    • Zha Jiang Mian (p106)
    • Cumin Lamb Biang Biang Noodles (p109)
    • Miso Clam Ramen (p125)
    • Addictive Veggie Spring Rolls (p175)
    • Poor Man’s XO Sauce (p181)
    • Jellied Stock (p186)
    • Char Siu Roast Pork (p187)
My impressions:

For many people, the list of good things to keep on hand will sound like a foreign language. These ingredients are so far out of my comfort zone. But this is the very reason I want to try so many recipes. The instructions are great and easy to follow for a dumpling novice such as myself.

Zha Jiang Mian
What I made:

I made the hand-cut noodles in advance, which might not have been the best option as they broke apart slightly. But time wise it was necessary. Regardless, they were amazing. I served these with zha jiang mian, a pork dish which got a big thumbs up. Wanting to test the kids air fryer I made the addictive veggie spring rolls. I did a batch in oil as per the recipe and the rest in the air fryer. Even though Dave is not keen on getting an air fryer, the spring rolls were much nicer done in it, than fried. I have been intrigued by XO sauce and so when I saw the recipe that had ingredients I could easily get my hands on, I made it. It is very fishy and quite hot. But such a nice thing to have in the fridge to use as needed.

Publishing information:
ISBN: 9781787135376
Publisher: Hardie Grant Publishing
Format: Hardback

Disclosure: I was sent the book to review by Jonathan Ball Publishers. I was not required to write a positive review. This post is in line with my blogging policy.

Inspiration published on Lavender and Lime July 14:


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