Binging with Babish: Backpack Recipes from Marvel’s Spider-Man

Aunt May’s recipe for wheatcakes! Spider-Man:
Aunt May’s recipe for wheatcakes! Spider-Man:
Huh! I could never make it work on my own. Spider-Man:
The infamous dumpling recipe. Spider-Man:
Should’ve come with, “Step ten: try not to burn everything in MJ’s apartment”. Hey whats up guys, welcome back to Binging with Babish where this week we are returning to the land of food from video games, as the new Spider-Man game contains the Babish holy grail — some actual written recipes — and even more exciting, the dumpling recipe calls for store-bought wrappers. Hallelujah, all praise be to Marvel. But why don’t we start with Aunt May’s wheat cakes We’re combining 1 cup each buckwheat and whole wheat flour, sifting the latter for some reason, adding 2 teaspoons of baking powder, 1 teaspoon of baking soda. And in a separate bowl combining 2 cups of buttermilk with 2 teaspoons of molasses. Forgive yourself for being under the weather and not banging on all cylinders and forgetting to add a teaspoon of salt to the dry mixture, and an entire cup of buttermilk to the wet mixture. Luckily, we caught our mistakes just in time, and we can move on to whipping our egg whites. Stiff but not dry, as the recipe specifies — I’m not entirely sure what that means. That looks pretty “stiff but not dry” to me. Setting that aside, to the dry mixture we are adding 2 beaten egg yolks with tiny whisk’s best friend, tiny spatula, our correctly proportioned buttermilk mixture, and 1/4 cup of melted butter. Just like any ol’ pancake, we are endeavoring not to overmix. I don’t care if it’s lumpy, don’t overmix. Once the mixture just barely comes together, we are gently folding in the egg whites, creating a surprisingly fluffy batter. The recipe then calls for frying on a greased skillet — I’m going to take that as bacon grease. And once we’ve got that shimmering, it’s time to add a generous dollop of our wheatcake mixture, letting cook over medium-low heat until bubbles form on the surface, and the bottom is browned and crisp. Finish cooking on the second sides, stack ’em high, top them with a generous pat of butter, and a very generous drizzling of maple syrup. The only thing sweetening these pancakes is 2 teaspoons of molasses so I have a feeling they’re going to need some help — and they do. These are perfectly competent buckwheat pancakes. No complaints. Not entirely sure why they’re Peter’s favorite either, but they’re decidedly not going to enter the clean plate club. Why don’t we take a crack at a recipe that I think has a decent shot of ending up in those hallowed halls? We’re starting by making a dipping sauce out of 1 half to one cup of soy sauce, one tablespoon of seasoned rice wine vinegar, and then 2 table spoons of Chinese chives also known as garlic chives they’re a little hard to find so if you can’t just supplement with regular chives and a little bit of fresh garlic, lastly one tablespoon of sesame seeds and one heaping teaspoon of garlic chili sauce. Whisk together briskly using tiny whisk and set aside so we can do the thing that I’ve been dreading all week stuffing the dumplings This recipe is a very basic pork filling of one pound of ground pork to which we our going to add 3 large cloves of finely minced garlic and one beaten egg this is going to give a little structure and body to our filling. And then another 2 tablespoons of the aforementioned Chinese chives finely minced and in addition two table spoons of soy sauce I forgot to film the addition of one and one half table spoons of the all important sesame oil last up is one tablespoon or about a one inch knob of finely minced fresh ginger were adding all these things to the bowl and mixing it thoroughly until we get a nice fully Incorporated pork meat filling now the recipe at this point simply states to fill, seal and crimp the dumplings something that I’m really bad at so fingers crossed as we lightly dust our work surface with flour and using our finger we’re going to gently wet the outside edge of our dumpling wrapper then once the whole outside edge has been w e t t e d were placing I’d say about a rounded teaspoon of the filling into the center of the wrapper then folding the wrapper in half and pinching where the edges meet wetting the outside of the wrapper and making 3 pleats on each side of the dumpling to seal it shut I’m sorry I know I’m not doing a very good job of showing what I’m doing here I I have included a link in the video description that shows how to do this properly once we got this guy all sealed up and the top edge all curled in half like a half moon kinda I dunno we’re rinsing and repeating with the remaining filling and dumpling wrappers this is definitely an acquired skill and this is definitely my first time doing it so i will re visit dumpling wrapping technique is future episodes you know when I’ve gotten like half way decent at it anyway we’re heating up some vegetable oil in the bottom of a non stick fry pan until quite hot adding the dumplings and making sure that each one is coated with a little bit of oil on the bottom side and cooking until lovely and brown and then were going to add into the hot pan about half a cup of water lowering the heat to medium low covering and letting steam and cook fully for about 5 minutes ok my dumpling game is definitely not 100% but these are pretty… pretty good looking for a first attempt you know sorry I’m getting a little rambly but I am sick and on medication anyway at long last it is dipping time and i can tell you right now this is a real solid dumpling recipe if you have ever wanted to make classic Chinese pork dumplings this is a great place to start it tastes like every Chinese pork dumpling I’ve ever had which is to say awesome don’t worry I know I’m double dipping but I’m the only one here Sawyer’s working from home today and while I don”t have the appetite right now to put these in the clean plate club I’m going to put them in the I ate six of them club which is still a pretty high honour nah what the hell lets make it 7 welcome spider-man dumplings to the I ate 7 of them club. :]

100 thoughts on “Binging with Babish: Backpack Recipes from Marvel’s Spider-Man”

  1. I just made the dumplings at home, It turned out really good, if I ever remake the recipe I will add more Ginger and onions but that's just my personal preference. I would warn anyone else copying this, be careful how much oil you put in and act fast the second they seem golden or you might burn them a bit like I did 😊

  2. for some reason it pains me to see him fry then steam dumplings when dumplings are supposed to be steamed only

  3. Since the voice actors sound extremely similar, I thought that this was from The Amazing Spiderman video game, and I was so confused lmao

    (I fgucking loved that game agh)

  4. Just tried making these dumplings and they were wonderful! But this recipe makes way too much.

  5. Y e s as soon as I saw the recipe for aunt may's wheatcakes in game I thought if someone could actually make it

  6. I know that if i want to be successful i can that if i find myself suffering it’s because i chose to but i just can’t find it within myself to motivate myself. I feel like i’m in a prison i’ve put myself in and the door is open and i could walk through it and free myself but i don’t believe i can get up. God if i wasn’t certain that life went on after death i’d end it now but i just can’t bring myself to it. I don’t have resentment towards life i just can’t stand the way it is. I have options, i just don’t want them. So i’m ungrateful and lazy fuuuuck i don’t think i have what it takes man

  7. For the dumplings, I like to put oil and water into a cold pan, then put the dumplings in and cover. That way, when the water evaporates, the oil is left over and it will pan fry the bottom.

  8. Tips for dumpling: add some corn starch in the fillings, it will make the pork taste smoothly and doesn’t have the rubber texture

  9. It's been said before, I'll say it again "tiny whisk's best friend, tiny spatular" = anime wholesome face.

  10. 🕸OMG! This explains my obsession with pancakes as a toddler. My first pair of sneakers had Spiderman on them. 😊

  11. Did anybody else get this in their recommended since Spiderman was taken from marvel? Sad reacts

  12. I love the "im just leaning on this kitchen aid to kill time pose"…any one who has ever owned one know damn well why your doing that 😁

  13. Just seen Harold and Kumar escaped from Guantanamo bay. Teach us how to make a cockmeat sandwich

  14. Ok I recreated this sauce measurement for measurement

    Awful. Too much soy sauce and too much heat that most friends I’ve had eat this said they couldn’t taste the sauce/dumpling after the third dip. But worst of all WAY too many sesame seeds!

    To make up for this on basics with babish could you please make common dumpling sauce for Chinese all-you-can-eat buffets? My dad has always wanted to be able to make it on his own but he’s never found a recipe that gives him the taste he desires

  15. Do you have a compost bin? Or do you just throw all your non-clean-plate-club foods in the garbage?

  16. Thanks for making me google "cocksauce". Had no idea. This is going in my daily vocabulary pool now.

  17. Maybe someone already said this, but they make a tool for crimping dumplings. They are my absolute favorite Asian food so I have look into making them myself. Also thank you for the dipping sause recipe. I have never been able to find how it was made. No one sells it packaged which in my opinion is a niche that could be filled by any entrepreneur out there

  18. Hi babish, I was wondering what brand of black gloves do you use to cut up meat and mix with?
    please and thank you, your videos are awesome btw 🙂

  19. you should cook that crazy cubano from "homecoming," the one with extra pickles and smushed down really flat.

  20. Best thing to put on buckwheat pancakes is molasses! I have fond of memories of similar pancakes from my grandma!

  21. I already tried making the dumplings, they are delicious! Indeed they taste very similar to restaurant ones. I think I'll try the pizza gyozas next.

  22. Why do you always put so freaking much garlic in every damn recepy? Like is this an american thing or what, all that garlic is going to make the dish mainly taste like garlic, and unfortunately you stink like it…
    If I ever go on to emulate your recipes I will always use like 10/20% of the garlic you use, enough.

  23. TIP: the water amount depends on how wide your pan is. A good rule of thumb is 1/3 of the dumpling should be covered in water.

  24. If you’re gonna make more pancakes in the future, might I suggest u recreate H.U.E’s butter wheat crunch pancakes from Final Space?

  25. i was just watching spiderman into the spider-verse for the 29th time and this pops up on youtube after-

  26. I remember playing this game with my friend, I haven't seen him in months. I hope you are doing well my dude.

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