Easy Spring Rolls
For thousands of years, Spring Rolls have been a part of Chinese and Asian history and culture. During the Sung , or Song Dynasty, it was called Spring Cakes. Spring Rolls are popular during the Chinese New Year celebrations. What distinguished the Spring Roll dough from other types of dough, is the simple ingredients it has. The dough consists of any type of flour such as wheat or rice flour, egg and cold water that is rolled into very thin transparent sheets then cut out to any desirable size and shape, depending on the type of filling used inside. Spring Roll dough is available at your freezer section in any local supermarket.
The filling can be any type of meat or vegetarian filling. Fujianese Spring Rolls are considered the fanciest of them all for the type of exotic fillings used. Many variety of Spring Rolls are also made in the Cantonese kitchen that are known in the western kitchen as Egg Rolls. Spring Rolls are served hot out of the fryer with different dipping sauces on the side or could be served without frying depending on the dough used, also served with dipping sauce.
No matter what style of Rolls, be it Thai, Chinese style or any Asian cooking style, Spring Rolls are easy to prepare and a delicious treat to serve.