Dumplings of all different shapes and sizes are eaten around the world! They can be sweet or savory; baked, fried, or steamed; and can be filled with anything from fruit to vegetables to meat to cheese and beyond.
In this Make It Your Way Challenge, we’re asking you to design and bake your dream dumplings, filled with whatever you think would be tasty! You’ll start by choosing a dough and deciding whether your dumplings will be savory or sweet. Then, you’ll create your filling, using whatever ingredients and flavors inspire you. Finally, you’ll shape and bake your dumplings before tasting your creations.
Have you heard about our Young Chefs’ Club? Members get a themed (and kid-tested) box delivered each month!
What will go inside your dumplings? You can use one ingredient or a combination of two or more. The firmer your fillings, the easier your dumplings will be to shape—runny fillings will make your dumplings difficult to seal and prone to leaking in the oven. Try pairing dry ingredients, like chopped nuts or crumbled bacon, with softer ingredients, like fresh fruit or shredded cheese. Here are a few ideas to get you started.
Savory Filling Ideas
Sweet Filling Ideas
Adjust oven rack to middle position and heat oven to 375 degrees. Line rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
Place baking sheet in oven and bake until dumplings are golden brown, 18 to 22 minutes for mini dumplings or 25 to 30 minutes for full-size dumplings.