Get ready to take a deep dive into the delicious world of dumplings with a fantastic chef. Make a variety of steamed, grilled and soup dumplings that will leave your friends begging for the recipes.
From making a basic dough to kneading, folding and pleating, British-Chinese chef Emily will bring you up to speed on these lovely wholesome parcels of joy. There's no need to have ever made dumplings before (or anything for that matter). Just bring yourself, some enthusiasm and your host will spread her infectious love for this craft. You won't have to worry about a thing being in Emily's wonderful hands throughout.
Emily will give you an introduction to dumplings, their origins and what makes them so delightful. This chef recognises while some might initially find this process intimidating, it's a relaxing and therapeutic one once you get started. Emily will be happy tailoring this masterclass to each group's different abilities.
The dough you make in this experience will set you up for a lifetime of dumplings. Get comfortable with the more fiddly bits, like basic pleating and filling your lovely bundles. Get accustomed to using all the traditional equipment you'll need. Before you know it, you'll be sitting back and taking a bite into one of your very own delicious dumplings! It's time to master the ultimate comfort food.
Age restrictions: 18+
I had a fantastic experience at the dumpling masterclass. Emily was a great teacher and explained...
Really great class, thank you! Not only learned loads (and will definitely make dumplings at home...
As my partner loves to cook, I gifted him this workshop as a Christmas present and he thought it ...
Emily was a fantastic host and the experience was exceptional. 4 hours flew by chatting, rolling ...
I had a fantastic experience at the dumpling masterclass. Emily was a great teacher and explained everything really well. The ingredients she used were all top quality and super tasty. I came away with an incredible amount of dumplings to eat at home and I can't wait to get stuck in. Can't recommend highly enough!
Really great class, thank you! Not only learned loads (and will definitely make dumplings at home) but went away full from tasting all our handiwork!
As my partner loves to cook, I gifted him this workshop as a Christmas present and he thought it was spectacular! He had a great time and loved learning how to make dumpling dough and the various techniques that go with it. The only thing he said was missing was the opportunity to cook them himself (i.e., learn the specific cooking techniques). Outside of that, he thoroughly enjoyed it!
Emily was a fantastic host and the experience was exceptional. 4 hours flew by chatting, rolling and eating delicious dumplings. Highly recommended!
Well organised course with plenty of time to make the dumplings and appreciate all stages of the dumpling-making process. Learnt lots of tips/tricks, even though I have made dumpling before. You eat the dumplings you make (delicious!) and get to take the extra ones home with you. Would recommend highly.
Bought as a Christmas gift for my partner, we had a great time with Emily. She puts so much work and prep into making sure the class runs smoothly and we have everything we need. It makes the whole experience really relaxing and enjoyable. Emily is really knowledgeable about dumplings and we all got plenty of time and attention to help us hone our folding skills.
We got to try our dumplings cooked 3 different ways including in an incredible tasting broth. Highly recommend this class!
Everything I wanted to learn about making dumplings without all the clean up. It couldn't have been a more enjoyable or easy to enjoy experience. I almost got some neat looking folds by the end of the session and I can't wait to make the soup which was provided and ER-MAH-GERD AH-MAY-ZING! What a great host and team. Could happily hang and make dumplings with them anytime.
My partner and I really enjoyed this! Emily was a great teacher and the food was delicious!
Really fun! Loved learning about different dumpling techniques in a small class size.
*All cooking equipment will be provided
*Bring an apron and tupperware for dumplings.
*Arrive in clothing that you don't mind getting flour all over.
*If you could arrive 10 minutes before the start time.
*Upon booking please DM with any allergies or dietary requirements.
Xin Xin Dumpling Masterclasses are run by British-Chinese chef Emily. Emily has been in the industry for over 10 years and still loves spending her days in the kitchen. She first fell in love with cooking helping out at her parents' take-away shop. As they say, the rest is history...
Emily started Xin Xin Chan Dumplings back in 2020, during the first lockdown. Emily wanted to provide a real insight into classic Cantonese cooking, sharing the food she loves and grew up with. Emily has always enjoyed making dumplings, but lockdown gave her a rare opportunity to take her skills to the next level.
Emily sees dumplings as little parcels of joy - each bite made with juicy filings and delicate pleating. She wants to be able to share this therapeutic craft with others. In her dumpling masterclasses learn how to make dumplings from scratch, including dough, various fillings and pleating. Best of all, you'll get to leave with your own and recipes to continue practising at home.
Emily is the chef behind Xin Xin Dumpling Masterclasses. Cantonese cuisine is right at the heart of her cooking.
Emily was born and raised in Swindon by traditional Chinese parents. She grew up speaking Cantonese and following Chinese traditions at home. As a teenager, Emily spent a lot of time in her parents’ Chinese takeaway shop - she quickly learned how to cook everything on the menu. She's gone on to work at a Michelin-listed vegan restaurant since.
Emily has heaps of experience that has enriched her culinary knowledge. She is currently working as a chef at the well-known Bristol restaurant Tare. Emily is passionate about uncovering the rich stories behind the food she grew up eating and loves.
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