Allyson Gofton - Dumplings

Publish Date
Friday, 29 August 2014, 12:00AM
By Allyson Gofton

When winter’s cold is biting,  we all love to indulge in a pud or two especially if friends are around. For a more dash than cash idea that punches high on the wow factor table, it’s hard to beat Golden Syrup dumplings. Based in a scone dough, this recipe is simple enough for the kids to make.

Make-over ideas:

  • Add a small handful of chocolate chips to the dough
  • Use maple syrup in place of golden syrup
  • Sprinkle chopped toasted macadamia nuts on top before serving
  • Use coconut milk to make the dough and sprinkle toasted, shredded coconut on top before serving. Use palm sugar in place of brown sugar
  • Toss a diced small( peeled) apple into the dough and use apple syrup in place of golden syrup.

Golden Syrup Dumplings

Serves: 4

1 cup self-rising flour
2 tblsp butter
1 egg
¼ cup milk
1 cup water
2 tblsp golden syrup
1 tblsp butter
3 tblsp brown sugar


  1. Place the flour in a bowl and rub in the butter with your fingertips.
  2. Make a well in the centre and add the egg and milk. Mix together with a knife to make a soft dough. Roll the dough into 6-8 even sized balls and set aside.
  3. In a medium-sized saucepan and the water, golden syrup, butter and brown sugar and bring to the boil. Add the balls of dough.
  4. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes. Serve hot with cream and ice cream.

Cooks Tips:

  • Variations - Add different spices or a little coconut to the dumpling mixture. Wrap the dough around pieces of dried fruit such as prunes or apricots. Add honey instead of brown sugar to the sauce.

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