These are the common lumpia wrapper ingredients.
1 cup flour
1/3 cup cornstarch
1/2 tsp salt
1 & 3/4 cup water
The wrappers from mixture of this ingredients are usually very thin and taste bland. I thought about making it thicker and tastier. How? Using less water will result to a thicker mixture. Adding more eggs will give a thicker and tastier wrapper. More cornstarch, flour and other solid ingredients will also give thicker product. I kept the amount of egg constant and reduce the amount of other ingredients to almost 25%. New amount of ingredients are listed below.
1/4 cup flour
1/4 cup cornstarch
1/2 cup water
sugar to taste
Plus any flavor of choice. It could be tuna, fruits or ground meat. The only ingredient within my immediate reach is the “oatmeal”. I hoped adding it would be okay.
1) Mix flour, cornstarch, egg and water in a bowl. Add enough sugar to counteract the taste of flour and cornstarch. I added two tablespoons of quick cooking oatmeal after.
2) Place a non stick frying pan over low heat flame. Or, add little oil to non-stick pan. The first is recommended.
3) Add mixture to pan. Wait until done. It is done when the whole wrapper can be lifted easily.
The resulting wrappers were thicker than I expected. I guess they are only suitable for lumpiang sariwa, not for lumpiang prito. It can still be rolled with ease but need a toothpick as lock.
Was it tastier? Yes! I gave some to my toddler. He ate it and asked for more. I was not able to create a filling cause I ate it too.
Marvin is the lead chocolate maker of Ben and Lyn Chocolate Inc. Has strong background in food research and development. Occasionally conducts training and lectures. Lecturer of Cocoa Foundation of the Philippines. Do coaching and consultancy services on his free time.