Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Oh Yummo...

It was quite chilly here today so thought I would be a good Mum and cook a warming Winter dessert. Golden Syrup Dumplings are a huge family favourite...very easy to make and cook while we are eating dinner. The ingredients are pantry staples too making it great to prepare impulsively.

Golden Syrup Dumplings...

Dumplings

1 cup SR raising flour
40g butter, chopped
1 egg
2-3 tblsp milk

Sauce

1 cup sugar
40g butter
2 tblsp golden syrup
1/4 cup lemon juice

Here's How You Do It...

1. Sift the flour and a pinch of salt into a bowl. Using your fingertips, rub in the butter until the mixture is fine and crumbly, and make a well in the centre. Using a flatbladed knife, stir the combined egg and milk into the flour mixture to form a soft dough.

2. To make the syrup, put 2 cups water in a large pan with the sugar, butter, golden syrup and lemon juice. Stir over medium heat until combined and the sugar has dissolved.

3. Bring to the boil, then gently drop dessertspoonfuls of the dough into the syrup. Cover and reduce the heat to a simmer. Cook for 20 minutes, or until a knife inserted into a dumpling comes out clean. Spoon onto serving plates and drizzle with some of the syrup.

Serve the dumplings immediately with whipped cream, ice cream or custard. They don't reheat well...tend to become rocks the next day, so you are going to have to eat them all...!!!

Enjoy...!!!

4 comments:

Lynda said...

That sounds SO delicious!

buddha_girl said...

You cook the dumplings IN the syrup?????????

*thud*

Buddha will beg for these.
At every meal.
For no reason whatsoever.
Every day.

He'll be sure to explain to me that the very breath that currently sustains him is nothing in comparison to the power of these dumplings.

Lissy said...

Well, I am kicking myself that we weren't able to head up to QLD last holidays if THIS sort of stuff appears on your dinner table Kerrie??!!!
;-)
Love you, you amazing woman!

Kel said...

ohh yes buddha-girl, i can attest to the power of these dumplings...nothing strikes the heart of a hungry school child like the knowledge of finding out there's GOLDEN SYRUP DUMPLINGS for dessert!