When I posted my recipe for Vegan Wonton Soup the other day, I quickly found out that many of you don't have access to vegan wonton & dumpling wrappers in your regular grocery store. This is not ok!
As a result, I suddenly felt like an evil person for posting a recipe for vegan wonton soup that many of you were not able to make. What a tease! I had to solve the problem ASAP.
Tah dah! Problem solved.
Vegan wonton & dumpling wrappers, hear me roar!
Only 4 ingredients make up these wrappers, and it's all ingredients you most likely have on hand already. Woot! So last minute dumplings can be totally a thing.
I was actually surprised at how easy they were to make too.
All it takes is some elbow grease and a bit of patience when rolling them out, and they are quite easy. Just the way I like all my recipes!
To make vegan wonton & dumpling wrappers: add the flour, water, and salt to a food processor with a dough attachment. Or add it to a mixer with a dough hook. Or add it to a large bowl with a spoon.
I used the food processor method, because -easy- but use whatever you have, they will all work just dandy.
Mix well. The dough might look crumbly, depending on your mixing method, but it should hold together easily when pinched.
Turn the dough onto a clean work surface, and form into a ball. Cover with a clean, slightly damp tea towel (which will stop the dough from drying out), and let rest for 20 minutes.
Once rested, break the dough in half, and start your engines! ...Rolling pin engines...
Or if you have a pasta machine, you can totally take a short cut and use that to roll out your dough. Just dust the dough with a bit of cornstarch so that it doesn't stick to the machine, and roll nice and thin.
If you are using a rolling pin, like I did, you're going to need to really get in there. The dough is not fragile like pizza dough, so you don't have to worry too much about tearing it, you just need the patience and elbow grease to make it as thin as possible. The thinner the better. I found it easiest if I kept unsticking the dough from the counter, and flipping it over ever now and then while rolling.
When I used the wonton wrappers for dumplings later on for dinner, I ended up rolling out each circle a little more before using them to make them even thinner.
Use a large circle cookie cutter to make round wrappers, twisting the cookie cutter to cut all the way through. Or you can use a knife to cut square wrappers. Lightly dust and rub each wrapper with a bit of cornstarch so that they don't stick together.
I tried to collect up the scrap dough and re-roll it, but I found this didn't really work, so I decided to donate the scrap dough to the green bin gods. If you are worried about a little waste, then use the knife method to cut the wontons into squares for the least amount of scraps.
Repeat with the other half of the dough.
You can use your vegan wonton & dumpling wrappers right away, stack them and put them in an airtight container in the fridge for a couple of days, or put that airtight container in the freezer for later.
Vegan Wonton & Dumpling Wrappers
- 2 cups all-purpose flour + more for rolling
- 9 tablespoons (½ cup + 1 tablespoon) warm water
- 1 pinch of salt
- cornstarch for dusting
- Add the flour, water, and salt to a food processor with a dough blade, OR a mixer with a dough hook, OR to a large bowl with a spoon. If using a food processor or mixer, mix very well for a couple of minutes. The dough might look crumbly but should easily hold together when pinched. If mixing by hand, mix until the dough comes together, then turn on a clean work surface and knead for a couple of minutes.
- Turn the dough onto a clean work surface, and form into a ball. Cover with a clean, slightly damp tea towel (which will stop the dough from drying out), and let rest for 20 minutes.
- Take about ½ of the dough and roll out as thinly as possible. Alternatively, if you have a pasta machine, dust a small piece of dough with cornstarch, and roll out thinly. Use a large circle cookie cutter to make round wrappers, twisting the cookie cutter to cut all the way through. Or you can use a knife to cut square wrappers. Lightly dust and rub each wrapper with a bit of cornstarch so that they don’t stick together. Repeat with the other half of the dough.
I tried to collect up the scrap dough and re-roll it, but I found this didn’t really work, so I decided to donate the scrap dough to the green bin gods. If you are worried about a little waste, then use the knife method to cut the wontons into squares for the least amount of scraps.
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I used this recipe to make potstickers (a first time for me). My daughters and I had a blast making these wrappers. The directions were super easy to follow. We used the scraps to make fried wontons as another commenter suggested. This will definitely not be the last time we use this recipe.
Sam Turnbull says
Wonderful! So happy you liked them Diana 🙂
Do these turn out bubbly and crispy like eggy egg rolls? I've tried a few things but can't get that bubby texture on the outside
Hi! I love your recipes and had a quick and hopefully not obvious question - do you think this would work as a vegan substitute for an egg roll wrapper?The only vegan brand seems to be Nasoya and I can't find it in my area. Thanks!
Rashi Haria says
I’ve been trying to experiment with cooking while in quarantine and i’m so glad i came across your recipe! Quick question though, can i use whole wheat flour instead of all purpose flour?
Thank God for this recipe! I was making egg rolls for a party and I ran out of wrappers and I only needed about a dozen more! I found this super easy recipe and used my pasta maker to roll the dough really thin It was so quick and easy! I even used the leftover dough to make the wonton strips that someone suggested! Thank you
Sam Turnbull says
Haha! THat's wonderful. So happy you enjoyed 🙂