‘Oyaki’ is a sort of dumpling similar to ‘Gyoza’ made from wheat flour (or buckwheat flour) dough wrapped around a stuffing that is most commonly vegetables, then cooked on a pan.
This time, I made Sweet ‘Oyaki’. The filling for Sweet ‘Oyaki’ can be mashed Pumpkin or Sweet Potato, dried fruit and nuts, or sweetened Beans paste. Today, I used Black Sesame & Azuki paste.
6 ‘Oyaki’ Dumplings
1/2 cup Plain Flour
1/2 cup Bread Flour
1 pinch Salt
1 to 2 teaspoons Sugar
1/2 cup Hot Water
1-2 teaspoons Oil (Canola, Olive, Sesame, etc.)
• Sweet Azuki (Red Bean) Paste
• Sweet Black Sesame & Azuki (Red Bean) Paste
• Mashed Pumpkin / Sweet Potato & Dried Fruit & Nuts
• Sweet Chestnuts Paste & Cooked Chestnuts
• Cocoa Butter Bean Paste
- Place Plain Flour, Bread Flour, Salt and Sugar in a large bowl, and mix to combine. Make a well in the centre and carefully pour in Hot Water and Oil. Mix well to form a soft dough. Knead for 2 to 3 minutes or until smooth. Place the dough in a plastic bag or wrap with plastic food wrap, and rest for 30 minutes.
- Divide the dough into 6 even portions. Roll one portion of dough on a lightly floured surface and flatten to about 10cm round. Place a heaped tablespoonful of filling in centre, draw the edges up to enclose, then slightly flatten to about 2cm thick. Make 6 round dumplings and place each round the closed side down until you cook them.
- Heat small amount of Oil in a frying pan over medium heat, place the dumpling with the closed side up, that means you cook the good side first.
- When the dumplings are browned, turn over, carefully pour 1/4 cup Water and cover with the lid to allow dumplings to steam until the water evaporates. Keep cooking until the bottom of the dumplings turned brown.
- Enjoy ‘Oyaki’ hot or warm.