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Nanna's Golden Dumplings

Serves around 6 (in our household).
Course Dessert

For the dumplings

For the sauce

  • 2 cups water (470g)
  • 1 cup sugar (250g)
  • 2 tbsp butter (40g)
  • 2 tbsp golden syrup (50g)
  • pinch salt
  • Set the oven to 160C/320F
  • Rub the flour and butter together until they resemble breadcrumbs
  • Mix through the milk and egg and roll into golf ball sized balls, then place into a baking dish (mine is 23x33 cms/9x13 inches but yours doesn't need to be exactly this size)
  • In a saucepan, melt together the water, sugar, butter, golden syrup and salt until it just boils
  • Pour over the dumplings and bake until golden brown, approximately 25 minutes


Serve hot, with vanilla ice cream or custard.