This is how my mother used to make wrappers at home. Adding buckwheat flour is my contribution, and I like it because it gives beautiful color and texture. She would let my siblings and me choose a bowl to punch out the circles, and we competed in coming up with different shapes and designs of dumplings. On one occasion, my mother invented a new way of closing the wrappers that made the dumplings look like little rabbits. I marveled at her incredible talent. Compared to store-bought wrappers, homemade ones are very flexible and easy to work with. It is a lot of work, but the incomparable texture of the dough and the fun of shaping the dumplings are great payoffs.
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