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Why you shouldn't throw dumplings into boiling water: basic cooking rules

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How to cook dumplings correctly. Source: Pexels

To make dumplings tasty and juicy, it's not enough to just prepare the dough and filling. Much depends on how you cook the semi-finished product. After all, there are often situations when the dumplings begin to burst and boil in the process, and only the filling remains tasty. This is especially true for frozen dumplings.

This happens because housewives are used to throwing frozen dumplings into boiling water. The FoodOboz editorial team has gathered information and will tell you why you shouldn't do this and what the risks are.

How to cook dumplings correctly and why they should not be thrown into boiling water

The thing is that frozen dumplings are usually dry and not plastic. Therefore, throwing them into boiling water only makes the situation worse – they start to burst, boil, and stick together.

To avoid this outcome, dumplings should not be thrown into boiling water, but into plain hot water. If the dumplings are already in boiling water, don't worry - just add a glass of cold water to the pot.

Why you can't throw dumplings in boiling water

If you often have to cook dumplings at home, you should pay attention to the dough. Choux pastry is the best choice for this dish - it doesn't require many ingredients, is quick to prepare, and is easy to work with – elastic, soft, and does not boil.

Food blogger Dina Liashyk (dina_liashyk) shared a recipe for lean choux pastry on her Instagram page that does not require eggs, yeast, or milk.

Choux pastry recipe without eggs, milk, and yeast

Ingredients:

  • boiling water – 250 ml
  • salt – 1 tsp.
  • olive oil – 3 tbsp.
  • flour – 2-2.5 tbsp.

Method of preparation:

1. Sift the flour and mix with salt.

Choux pastry on dumplings

2. Add oil and water. Start kneading the dough first with a spatula or spoon, then with your hands. It should be elastic and soft.

3. After that, you can immediately make dumplings or dumplings or wrap the dough in plastic wrap or a bag and leave it to rest for 30 minutes.

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