Golden syrup dumplings

Golden syrup dumplings




  • 1 cup self-raising flour
  • 50g unsalted butter
  • half a cup milk
  • Pinch salt
  • 1 and a half  cups water
  • half a cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons golden syrup
  • Juice of one lemon



In a medium saucepan add water, sugar, golden syrup and lemon juice.

Stir and bring to the boil.


Place flour and salt into a medium bowl and rub in cold butter until it resembles breadcrumbs. Add milk and using a fork, gently cut through to form dough.

Gently roll the dough, a tablespoon at a time, into a ball and gently drop them into the boiling syrup.

Place a lid on top of the saucepan of syrup and dumplings and turn down temperature to a simmer. Simmer for 20 minutes. Turn the heat off sit for 3-4 minutes before serving.


  • The dumplings are like scones- you need a very gentle hand for a fluffy texture, however if done right they are divine, especially with thickened cream poured on top.
  • Recipe created by Camilla Baker for Kidspot, New Zealands best recipe finder.

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