Golden Dumplings

Golden Dumplings

Golden Dumplings

Course: DessertCuisine: English


Cooking time




  • 200 g butter

  • 225 g soft brown sugar

  • 100 g golden syrup, plus 2 tbsp

  • 400 ml milk

  • 500 g self-raising flour


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.