AGAIN With The Vegan?

No, but this was really good! Did you ever go to a dim sum restaurant and have those little yeast buns with barbeque in the middle? For some reason, I got a craving for those the other day, so I made some, using my rice cooker/steamer. Here’s how:

Dough: I used the Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes A Day dough. Just pinched off a lump about the size of an orange, floured it up, rolled it out thin and cut rounds with a biscuit cutter.

Filling: Vegetarian “hamburger” crumbles — I used Lightlife Smart Ground. I didn’t have any barbeque sauce, so I mixed some taco sauce and Honey French dressing with the crumbles.

Instructions: Put about 1/2 tsp of the filling in the center of a dough round. How much you use will depend on how big your rounds are, of course. Bring the edges up and pinch them together like a purse. Maybe twist the top to make sure it’s sealed.

Oil the steamer basket so the dumplings won’t stick to it. Arrange the sealed dumplings in the steamer basket, leaving room between them. Put water in the bottom compartment, steamer basket on top, cover, and switch on.

I steamed them for about 1/2 hour.


I know: Pictures, or it didn’t happen, but we ate them before I could get out my camera. Maybe next time.

WRITING PROMPT: What food does your main character simply inhale? Chocolate? Rare roast beef? Noodles? Everything? Nothing?



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “AGAIN With The Vegan?

  1. crystal

    December 29, 2011 at 4:16am

    Thanks for sharing the delicious recipe..I love it!!!

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