Monday, April 2, 2012

Earth Hour

How did you celebrate Earth Hour this year?

Emma and I made gyoza (correction: Emma made the dumplings while I sat on the couch and read magazines!)

They were soooo good. And deceptively easy. I think I might even attempt them!

We then lit some candles including one from her heavenly Manifest Destiny collection and talked the night away.

'Sea Flyer' was deliciously good but I also like the sound of 'Frolic' or 'Memoirs of a Sphynx'. Spoil yourself with an exquisite candle from White & Wander over here . . .

. . . and indulge is some scrummy gyoza while you're at it.

Here's Emma's basic recipe (I'm poor when it comes to detail, so have no idea about quantities, just go with your instinct and trust your taste!) but if all else fails, try these from

Gow gee wrappers
Pork mince (although we used turkey and it was delish)
Hoisin sauce
Grated ginger
Sliced spring onions
Chinese five spice

  1. Fry up the pork mince with the five spice and spring onions and ginger.
  2. Once browned, add the hoisin sauce and stir through until warm. Take off the heat.
  3. Lay the gow gee wrappers out in single file. Brush each lightly with water to dampen.
  4. Pop a little spoonful of pork mixture in the middle of each wrapper, then fold one side over and pinch the edges to seal - should look like a pasty.
  5. We took the healthy option and steamed our gyoza in bamboo steamers, but 'pot sticker' method is ah-mazingly good if you want to try that approach.
  6. Serve with soy sauce


Anonymous said...

Ha! Love how you've worked out the recipe from the sketchy details I provided - just throw it all in and hope for the best I say!


Gild and Grace said...

They look delish Kate! Though I'm sure if I just threw all the ingredients in they wouldn't look anywhere near as neat and tidy :)

Abbey x

Kimberlee @ Brown Button said...

i'm so with Abbey - i need more specific details on the ingredients, being an accountant i need everything down to the last 1/2 cup or 1/4 teaspoon - i asked em the other night about the recipe and she was talking in 'lugs' and 'handfuls'. I've got a solution though - i'll just buy her the ingredients and she can come make. solved!!! x