Golden syrup dumplings

Golden syrup dumplings

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Prep: 15 mins Cook: 15 mins


Serves 8
Golden syrup dumplings are an indulgent Australian speciality - perfect served with custard

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal560
  • fat22g
  • saturates14g
  • carbs88g
  • sugars42g
  • fibre2g
  • protein8g
  • salt1.04g
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  • 200g butter



    Butter is a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…

  • 225g soft brown sugar
  • 100g golden syrup, plus 2 tbsp
    Golden syrup

    Golden syrup

    goal-dun sir-rup

    Golden syrup is a translucent, golden-amber coloured, sweet syrup

  • 400ml milk



    One of the most widely used ingredients, milk is often referred to as a 'complete' food…

  • 500g self-raising flour


  1. In a large, wide pan pour in 450ml water, half the butter, sugar and golden syrup and bring to the boil. Turn it down immediately so it is just simmering.

  2. Warm the milk just a little. Meanwhile, in a food processor pulse the flour and the rest of the butter until it resembles breadcrumbs. Add 2 tbsp golden syrup and the warmed milk and whizz until it comes together.

  3. Bring the liquid back to the boil and drop in dessertspoon-size pieces of the dough, turn the heat down to a simmer again and gently cook for 10 mins, turning gently a few times. You may need to do it in two batches so they don’t all stick together – just scoop out the first lot with a little of the syrup into a baking dish, cover with foil and keep warm in a low oven while you finish the rest.

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12th Nov, 2015
These are so so good. I made the dumplings with suet, as it's even quicker (by hand). Next time I'd do the same amount of syrup (slightly watered down) but half quantities of the mixture, as this amount makes a VAT of the little blighters. Also - a small tablespoon of batter is enough as they do swell. Scrummy and quick though, and great when you have no eggs in.!!!
22nd Jun, 2014
I made these for myself and my mum, they are amazing! I did under cook some but that is my own fault. This was easy to follow and very quick to do.
22nd Nov, 2012
I made this for just 2, and although i forgot to ratio the golden syrup down to 25g, it was very tasty! the sauce was like a butterscotch. I also made it dairyfree by using a vegan 'butter' and almond milk. turned out lovely!
17th Nov, 2012
I'd never heard of sweet dumplings until one of the kids made this on junior masterchef! After seeing them, we made these and they are so nice, kind of like a sponge pudding but stickier and a bit more dense, really yummy and easy too, we were eating them in less than half an hour! Will be making them again :-)
26th Jul, 2011
this is liike my favourite pudding ever. :) 5*******
20th Jun, 2011
My favourite childhood pud, but with single cream! Can't wait to try this version. My dad always made them with suet.
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