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My Grandmother's Original Onimanjuu (Ogre Dumplings)

My Grandmother's Original Onimanjuu (Ogre Dumplings)

This recipe was handed down to me by my grandma, who from Nagoya where ogre dumplings are said to have originated. The sweet potato flavor is so simple and comforting.

Ingredients: 4 dumplings

Sweet potato
250 g
Flour
80 g
Light brown sugar
80 g
Shiratamako
10 g
Milk
3 tablespoons
Salt
a small amount

Steps

1. Peel the sweet potato, cut into 1 cm cubes, and soak in water for 30 minutes to get rid of the bitterness. Drain and pat dry with paper towels.
2. Coat the sweet potato with the light brown sugar, and mix well. Let sit for 10 minutes.
3. Mix the shiratamako with 2 tablespoons of milk very well until there are no lumps.
4. Add the flour, shiratamako, salt and 1 tablespoon of milk to the Step 2 sweet potatoes. Mix well until it's no longer floury.
5. Line a heated steamer with parchment paper, and divide the mixture into four mounds. Steam for about 20 minutes.

Story Behind this Recipe

This recipe was handed down to me by my grandma, who from Nagoya where ogre dumplings are said to have originated. They have a simple and comforting flavor.