Going Local is the theme of this edition of Sugar High Friday hosted by Johanna from The Passionate Cook.
After tossing a few ideas in the air I finally settled on an ultra sweet treat that I haven't made in the longest time - Golden Syrup Dumplings. A timeless favourite that is a nod to our English heritage.
Golden Syrup Dumplings
[Serves 4 or more]
1¼ cups self-raising flour
30 grams softened butter
1/3 cup golden syrup
1/3 cup milk
30 grams butter
175 grams brown sugar
½ cup golden syrup
1½ cups water
Make the Sauce:
Place the butter, brown sugar, golden syrup and water into a large pan and stir over a low heat until the sugar has dissolved. Increase the heat slightly until the mixture reaches boiling point, then turn the heat down and simmer for about 1 minute.
Make the dumplings:
Sift the flour into a bowl and rub in the softened butter. Add the the golden syrup and milk and stir until just combined.
Take tablespoons of the mixture and roll into balls.
Add the dumplings to the simmering sauce and cook, covered for about 20 minutes or until the dumplings are puffed and golden. You will have to turn the dumplings half way through the cooking time. It's also important not to overcrowd the pan as the dumplings do expand.
When they are cooked, serve immediately.
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