Friday, 21 September 2007

Golden Syrup Dumplings

You cant get much more Australian than Golden Syrup Dumplings! They are so delicious and so naughty! In our family they were only served as a very very special treat, generally on our birthdays. It was the one day of the year that we could request whatever we wanted for dinner! So nine times out of ten it would be KFC for dinner and Golden Syrup Dumplings for dessert. They are most definitely in my top five favourite sweets!
And so last night was the first time I have ever made them. I've come up to Clare for a few days to stay with my parents and nana. So under mum and nana's guidance I made my first Golden Syrup Dumplings. I always believed, as did my sister, brother and father, that mum and nana never made enough syrup. You can never ever have enough syrup. So I tripled the syrup. The recipe below is the triple syrup version, and by far the best.
1 1/2 cups self raising flour
1 1/2 tablespoons butter
1 egg yolk
3/4 cup milk approx
3 tablespoons butter
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
4 tablespoons golden syrup
2 cups water

Rub butter and flour together with your fingertips until it resembles bread crumbs. Add the egg yolk and mix. Add dashes of milk until it forms a dough. Roll balls with the dough mix. About half the size of a golf ball.
Mix the syrup ingredients together and heat over medium/high heat until bubbles form around the edge then turn down to medium and add the dumplings. Let them cook themselves, no need to turn them or poke them. After about fifteen minutes when they have doubled in size and are golden brown, serve with cream.



Deborah said...

I think I'm gonna have to order some golden syrup. I've never had it before, but I have seen so many recipes lately that use it that I want to try - this being one of them!! And my husband LOVES KFC. Given the choice, I think he'd eat it once a week!

The Baker & The Curry Maker said...

Golden syrup is an absolute delight. and one jar goes a long way. there are some fabulous australian recipes which use it..