Week 3 Recipe Challenge - Dim Sum

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  • Serves: Up to 4 people
  • Recipe course: Soups and starters

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200g Bread flour                        

¾ teaspoon Salt                                        

50g Water                                  

1 Egg (large)                                          

30g Cornflour            


50g Spinach                               

1 Spring onion                      

½ teaspoon Fresh ginger      

3 Shitake mushrooms (any mushrooms will do)

1 Knob of butter

150g Pork chop                           

A pinch of Salt

A pinch of Black pepper

1/8 teaspoon Sugar

1 teaspoon Rice Wine (or a dry sherry)

1 teaspoon Soy sauce

3 teaspoon Fresh Coriander


1 tablespoon Soy sauce                           

A splash (to taste) Sesame oil                        

1 teaspoon Rice wine/ dry sherry    

1 teaspoon Sesame oil         

1 teaspoon Dried Red Chilies             

2 tablespoon Chilli oil                

2 tablespoon Olive oil                               

4 tablespoon Fresh coriander                

Pork and Vegetable Wontons in a Spicy Oil Dressing

Recipe created by Martin Johns, Kenwood Development Chef

Makes: 4 portions           

Preparation time: 1 hour and 10 minutes

Cooking time: 10 minutes

Equipment: Kenwood Chef Sense with K-beater, food processor and pasta roller attachments 




  1. Place the flour and salt into the Kenwood Chef Sense
  2. Mix the water and egg together in a jug
  3. Using the K-beater attachment, switch the machine on to speed 2 and slowly add the water and egg mixture
  4. Process for a couple of minutes until it has all come together - if the paste is too sticky add a little more flour, if too dry add a little more water
  5. After about 5 minutes, take the mixture out of the machine and wrap in cling film. Leave it on the side for 20 minutes to rest


  1. To blanch the spinach start by filling a pan of water and placing it onto a medium heat and bring the water to the boil, add the spinach to the saucepan and cook for 2 minutes
  2. Fill another bowl with cold water and lift the spinach out of the boiling water and place directly into the cold water. When the spinach is cold, take the spinach out of the water
  3. Place the spinach onto a tea towel and drain the water out of the spinach
  4. Roughly cut the Shitake mushrooms and fry them in butter until golden brown, then remove them from the heat
  5. Peel the ginger and then add the blanched spinach, spring onion, ginger, mushrooms and a pinch of sugar, pepper and salt to the Kenwood Chef Sense and using the food processor attachment pulse for about 20 seconds until finely chopped
  6. Remove the bone and cut the skin from the pork chop, then cut the pork into small pieces
  7. Add the coriander, rice wine and Soy sauce into the food processor and pulse for about 30 seconds until combined

To make the Wontons (aka Dim Sum)

  1. Line a baking tray with parchment paper   
  2. Attach the pasta roller attachment to the Kenwood Chef Sense and set the pasta wheels to the widest setting (setting 1) and pass the dough through a few times, folding each time in order to maximise gluten development. Once it is no longer crumbly you no longer need to fold the dough
  3. Reduce the thickness of the pasta wheel by 1 notch and pass the pasta through again
  4. Dust with corn flour if it gets too sticky
  5. Continue to do this until you get to notch 3 – it is thin enough when you can see the shadow of your finger through it when held up to the light
  6. Place the  dough onto a floured surface and cover with a tea towel for 10 minutes to dry slightly, then flip it over and cover it again to allow the other side to dry
  7. Cut the sheets into 6 inch squares. You can store these in the fridge for up to 3 days, to do this, layer the paste squares on top of one another making sure you place parchment paper in between them. Wrap in a plastic bag or cling film as tightly as you can to remove excess air

To fill the squares

  1. Take one in your hand, place some filling into the centre
  2. Wet two of the edges with a little water and fold over
  3. Press firmly on the edges to seal
  4. Place on the baking tray then do the same to the next one


  1. Chop the coriander and chilli and add to a small bowl
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients and combine. After about 5 minutes it will be ready to set aside in a warm place to infuse

To cook

1.     Place a steamer of boiling water onto the hob, bring to the boil
2.     Place the dim sum into the steamer basket making sure they don't stick together
3.     After around 3-5 minutes, remove with a slotted spoon, dry on a tea towel then place in your serving dish and serve with the dipping sauce

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