Steps for Golden Wrapper
Bloom the saffron in hot water for 20 minutes; Cool down the saffron water. In a mixer, combine flour, saffron water and salt, mix till the dough is smooth, and cover the dough with plastic wrap, rest for 30 minutes. Portion the dough into 10g size balls, use corn starch as dry flour, and roll out round wrappers.
Steps for Smoked Ham Broth
Cut ginger and scallions into chucks. Combine all ingredients in a stock pot, slow simmer for 3 hours, and skim fat off the top of the stock often. Should produce about 6 QT of ham stock
Steps for Golden Dumpling Plate
Bring 6 Qt of ham broth to a simmer, drop 5 golden dumplings into the broth, and poach for 6 minutes. The dumplings will float to the top when they are cooked. Cut the endive in halves; braise the endive in the same ham broth for 3 minutes, until the leaves are tender.
In a dinner bowl, place 5 dumplings in the center, endives on their sides, pour 4 oz of the ham broth into the bowl, garnish with cilantro springs.
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