Of course, for me, all my energies were directed towards food. So, I spent a good three days trying to make lumpia (Filipino eggrolls). For some reason, the eggroll wrappers have been hard to find. You would think that living in the land of dumplings and spring rolls this wouldn’t be the case, but it is.
I went to the computer and tried some recipes, but each recipe yielded a slightly different wrapper that was good for other things, but not for lumpia. I learned how to make wonton wrappers and crepes though.
After more internet research and consulting with my mom over skype, I finally arrived at the desired outcome- thin eggroll wrappers.
Here’s the recipe that I found works:
1 cup flour
1 cup water
- Mix the flour and water together
- Pour about ¼ cup of the batter into the pan
- QUICKLY use a paint brush to distribute a thin layer of batter of the pan
- When the sides of the wrapper curl up, it’s done
They were fragile and not uniformly shaped, but definitely less dry than store-bought ones.