Chinese New Year in 2011 begins on 3rd February and one of my pupils requested if we could make wontons as he had eaten them before and really enjoyed them. Of course there is various ways of making wontons and these are baked. They are not authentic, but work on introducing children to food and flavours they may not be familiar with along with helping with fine motor skills. Recipe can be adapted to make baked spring rolls.
Makes 6 wontons (£0.82 per child – as of Jan 2011)
1/4 of a 270g pack of Jus Rol Filo Pastry (these come in square sheets so are easier to divide up)
50ml sunflower oil or melted butter
30g stir fry vegetables, finely diced (I do this by giving it a quick blast in the blender)
2 tbsp chinese style sauce. eg hoi sin, sweet and sour, sweet chilli.
1) Lay out one of the filo pastry squares in front of you and brush lightly with oil making a cross shape from corner to corner.
2) Place second piece of pastry on top of the first.
3) Spoon a teaspoon of the vegetables in the middle of the square then top with 1/2 teaspoon of the sauce.
4) Gather together all four corners and pinch together to make a money bag shape.
5) Place on lined baking tray, brush lightly with oil and bake at 190oc until crispy and golden.