Wontons with Dates and Sesame

BM # 32    Week 4
Theme: International 

Cuisine: Chinese
Cooking with alphabets "W"


Wontons are  Chinese samosas.These are really light as they are filled with very small quantity of filling.Its amazing to know that there are numerous ways to fold these .The basic wrapper is same , and it is normally cut into a square but the folding techniques vary.The fillings vary from different kinds of meats, but I have tried a sweet version of these.

I remember eating a wonton version with a date filling, I added sesame for the crunch and served with chocolate ice cream and some fresh fruits.


Wonton wrappers
2 cups flour
Water as needed
Sieve the flour.
Adding warm water bind the dough.
Knead till smooth and elastic
Roll into a big disc.
Cut even sized squares for wontons.
The same dough can be used for crispy noodles and Chinese money bags.

Stuffing
1/4 cup sesame seeds, roasted, coarsely ground
1/2 cup dates, finely chopped
1 tsp butter
Sugar to taste / optional
In a non stick pan add butter.
Add the chopped dates and crushed sesame seeds.
Add sugar if required.
Let the mix dry.
Keep aside.



Assembling wontons
Using a square wonton sheet place a little stuffing on the front .
Fold the wrapper diagonally , over the stuffing.you will get a triangle.
Bring the edges on both sides in the center and join them with milk.
Deep fry till golden.
Sprinkle Icing sugar.

Serving Style
Wontons should be served warm.These can be relished just the way they are.
You could serve these with drizzled honey.
Serve them with vanilla ice cream.
I served them with fresh fruits along with some chocolate ice cream and drizzled some chocolate sauce.



I had created this post while it was peak summers , when the mangoes and cherries were in full swing, but how ever hard I tried I could not save the ice cream from melting..so let us call it chocolate ice cream sauce!! Trust me even the melted ice cream tasted absolutely divine with the combo of wontons, mangoes and cherries. 





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