For wonton ravioli, make sure you buy wonton wrappers that contain egg. They are slightly thicker and have the right colour. If the skin still isn't thick enough for you, paste 2 pieces together using water.
2. Wonton cups
Wonton wrappers can be baked in muffin tins to make edible containers:
Brush each piece of wonton wrapper with some softened butter
Place 1 or 2 wonton wrappers in each muffin cup (depending on how big you want your wonton cup to be)
Press down to shape the wrappers
Bake them in a preheated 375F / 190C oven for about 1-3 minutes
Leave it to cool before turning the cups out
Make these wonton cups ahead of time. Fill them up with absolutely anything! Guacamole and prawns, fruit and yogurt, egg dip, lemon curd, quiche. Whatever you like!
A visitor told me that her wonton cups were very hard and asked whether there is a way to soften them. I suggested using more butter and to shorten the baking time. Another method is to use a rolling pin to make the wrapper thinner.
I mentioned at homemade wonton wrappers that there are 2 types of wonton wrappers. Try to bake with the northern version which is the egg-less version. It is whitish and thinner.
Sweetheart cheesecake Image source: Alison Willey at Flickr
You don't necessary have to use muffin cups to shape wontons. Shape them freehand before baking and see how they turn out. They make great portable and edible food holders for garden parties, like the one below.
heritage Tomatos and Braised Tripe Wonton. Image source: Boris Mann
3. Wonton rolls and wraps
Do you sometimes feel too lazy to make the shortcrust or puff or filo pastry for your wonderful pastries? Store-bought pastry dough is fine except they can have very high calories. Why not substitute the pastry dough with wonton wrappers?
For example, a cheese wonton. Roll strips of mozzarella cheese in wonton wrappers and shape them like cigars. To bake, brush the wrapper with softened butter and egg wash before popping into the oven. Deep-frying is another popular option.
Serve these cheese wontons in a drinking glass.
Cheese sticks Image source: hII!H
Don't stop at mozzarella. Try making cream cheese wontons. In fact, try all your favourite cheese or combine them with other yummy ingredients ... like this crab rangoon.
Other pastries you can make with wonton wrappers are apple turnovers, curry potato samosas, peanut butter wraps (try wrapping with the samosa style and the envelope style. How about chocolate and nutella hazelnut spread wraps?
They can be real time-savers and quite low in fat too.
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