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Yip Jai (Steamed Dumplings)





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  1. Mix flour with water in a large bowl. Mix and knead until dough is workable. Wash ti leaves and cut out the tough vein back. Cut leaves into 2 x 5-inch pieces. Oil with vegetable oil on both sides. Set aside.
  2. Make filling of choice.
  3. Take a piece of dough the size of a golf ball. Roll and flatten this in your hand. Put 2 tablespoons filling in the center. Wrap the ti leaf around outside, leaving the top open. Secure with a wooden pick, if necessary. Place in a greased bamboo steamer. Steam over boiling water for 15 minutes.

Makes approximately 20 dumplings for each pound of flour.


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