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One of those dishes that evoke childhood memories, even if you never ate it as a kid! Quick, cheap, easy. It'll please everyone.
Dumplings are not made much anymore. I assure you this dish is highly worth "resurecting". Perfect Winter evening sweet. Get the kids involved and helping you making it! Recipe adapted from @elpie
Golden Syrup is common in New Zealand and Australia, also in the UK. Those of you in the United States or Canada - you are likely to be able to find it. It is one of those things that is on the shelf of a lot of supermarkets but that we don't pay attention to. Learn more about Golden Syrup on Wikipedia.
Measuring brown sugar for the syrup
Adding golden syrup to the pot with water, brown sugar and butter for the syrup.
Small lumps of cold and soft butter in the dumpling flour.
After rubbing the butter in the flour with your hands, you end up with very small lumps of butter throughout the flour. Some people use a kitchen robot to do this.
The lightly beaten eggs with the milk, poured in a small well in the buttered flour.
Using a finger to quickly and gently mix the dumpling batter / dough.
The batter is ready to be cooked. By this time, your syrup should be boiling.
Using an ice cream scoop to measure the dumpling batter in 6 equal parts.
Dropping the measured batter in the boiling syrup, one at a time.
Our 6 dumplings, cooking in boiling syrup.
Cover the pot with a lid. I did not have a lid handy, so used my stainless steal bowl - this is a trick of the trade - works in a pinch!
Cooked dumplings still in their syrup, ready to serve
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