Homemade golden syrup dumplings are so simple to make… you won’t be able to resist the fluffy dumplings smothered in sweet syrup and served with ice-cream or custard.
Golden Syrup Dumplings – An Australian Classic Dessert
When the weather is cold outside, nothing… and I mean NOTHING beats a big bowl of hot golden syrup dumplings. Dessert really is the perfect answer to the winter blues.
And this recipe is such a favourite! I’ve based it on a combination of the classic CWA (Country Womens Authority) and Women’s Weekly recipes which are always so delicious.
To make these classic sweet dumplings, you’ll need 6 basic ingredients:
For the dumplings:
- self-raising flour
- golden syrup
For the sweet syrup:
- golden syrup
- brown sugar
How To Make Golden Syrup Dumplings On The Stove-Top
Step 1 – Make crumbs
Mix together the self-raising flour and butter until they resemble breadcrumbs.
Step 2 – Add the liquid and make a paste
Mix through the milk and golden syrup until the mixture is a thick and sticky paste.
Step 3 – Bring the syrup to a boil
Heat the water, brown sugar, butter and golden syrup in a saucepan over high heat until it boils, then reduce to a simmer.
Step 4 – Cook the dumplings
Place spoonfuls of the mixture into the simmering syrup, cover and leave to cook for 15-20 minutes (or until cooked through).
Golden Syrup Substitutes
Golden syrup is a sweet syrup made from sugarcane. It’s readily available in most major supermarkets in the UK and Australia.
If you can’t buy golden syrup, here’s a few similar ingredients you can substitute it with:
- maple syrup
- corn syrup
More Delicious Winter Desserts & Puddings
Winter is the perfect excuse to bake (and eat!) ALL of the delicious sweet puddings and comfort desserts. Here’s a few of my favourite recipes:
- Old Fashioned Chocolate Self-Saucing Pudding
- Butterscotch Self-Saucing Pudding
- Sticky Date Pudding with Caramel Sauce
- Apple Crumble
Or check out my collection of winter dessert recipes…
Can you freeze golden syrup dumplings?
No – golden syrup dumplings are served best immediately after cooking.
Can you make these ahead of time?
These dumplings should be made, cooked and served immediately.
What can I use instead of golden syrup?
You can substitute golden syrup with honey, maple syrup or corn syrup.
How do I serve these dumplings?
Pour the sweet syrup over the top of fluffy dumplings and serve hot with ice-cream or custard.
Can I make these if I don’t have a stove-top?
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Easy Golden Syrup Dumplings
- 50 g butter
- 1 1/2 cups (225g) self-raising flour
- 3/4 cup (185g) milk
- 2 tbs golden syrup
- 2 cups water
- 50 g butter
- 1/3 cup golden syrup
- 3/4 cup (150g) brown sugar
- Use your fingers to rub the butter through the self-raising flour until it resembles fine breadcrumbs.
- Add the milk and golden syrup and stir to form a thick paste.
- Meanwhile, place the syrup/sauce ingredients into a large saucepan and bring to the boil. Reduce to a simmer and add spoonfuls of the mixture.
- Allow the sauce to come back to a simmer and then cover for 15-20 minutes or until cooked through.