Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Flo's Golden Syrup Dumplings
I was trawling through blogland yesterday evening, and came across Screamtress's post where she just happened to mention Golden Syrup Dumplings.
From that point on, I just couldn't resist, and went in search of a recipe and the ingredients.
Back in my younger years at uni, it was standard fare for dessert in our share house all through winter (being cheap and stodgy to fill us up).
I always check out my Lady Flo Bjelke-Petersen recipe book first. If it's something traditional and basic and easy, then the recipe is just about guaranteed to be in here..... and of course, if you have a spill or a stain while you're cooking, then you just flick through to the handy hints in the back to fix it!
Some of the recipes that I've looked at include egg in the dumplings, but these are just flour, butter and milk.
2 Tablespoons Butter
1 Cup Self Raising Flour
1/2 Cup Milk (approximately)
Rub butter into flour, and then add milk a little at a time, mixing to a stiff dough.
Form into balls.
1 Tablespoon Golden Syrup (I used 2 instead because I love golden syrup)
1/2 Cup Sugar
1 Cup Water
Juice of 1 Lemon (I didn't have one so I left it out)
Bring water, syrup, sugar and juice to the boil in a saucepan.
Drop the dumplings into the boiling syrup - cook for 10-20 minutes.
I made quite small dumplings so they only took about 10 minutes to cook through. If the boiling syrup is getting too thick, just add some more water.
Then the best bit - place a couple (or 5 if you're me) of dumplings in a bowl, spoon over some syrup, and then add cream or ice-cream, and EAT!