How to make Spring Roll Wrapper ?
Spring rolls (veg or non veg filling) are one of the most popular snack in Chinese cuisine. These are delicious dipped in sweet - sour sauce or plum sauce. Here’s recipe of how to make homemade spring roll wrapper. Recipe from Family Cook Book by Parragon Books, Bristol !!
Makes: 12 wrappers
120 g / 4 oz plain flour (or 1 cup / 200 ml)
1 egg, beaten
3 tablespoon cold water
To prepare the wrappers, to sift the flour into a bowl and make a well in the centre. Add the beaten egg and about 1 tablespoon cold water. Begin beating with a wooden spoon, gradually drawing in the flour from the outside to make a smooth dough. Add extra 1 – 2 tablespoon water if necessary.
Knead the dough until it is elastic and pliable. Place in a covered bowl and chill for about 4 hours or overnight (This recipe step is very important).
When ready to roll out, allow the dough to come back to room temperature. Flour a large work surface well and roll the dough out to about 5 mm / ¼ - inch thick.
Cut the dough into 12 equal portions and then roll each piece into a large square about 15 cm / 6 inches. The dough should be very thin. Cover with a damp cloth while preparing the filling (any filling of your choice, veg or non veg).
Lay out wrappers on a clean work surface with a point of each wrapper facing you. Brush the edges lightly with the beaten egg.
Divide the filling among all 12 wrappers, placing it just above the front point. Fold over the sides like an envelop. Then fold over the nearest point until the filling is completely covered. Roll up as for a Swiss Roll. Press all the edges to seal well.
Heat 250 ml oil in a wok on a medium heat and deep fry spring rolls until golden color on both the sides (4 spring rolls at a time – depending upon the size of the wok / pan). Maintain the heat between low to medium. Do not fry on high heat. It will get brown color immediately and inside portion won't cook properly. Drain out from oil and place on a kitchen towel to absorb extra oil. Serve with sweet – sour sauce / tomato ketchup.