Easy Golden Syrup Dumplings | Winter Dessert Recipe

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. 

A bowl of golden syrup dumplings with ice-cream.

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. 

Ingredients

To make these classic sweet dumplings, you’ll need 6 basic ingredients

For the dumplings:

For the sweet syrup:

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.

Butter and self-raising flour in a bowl.

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. 

Golden syrup, milk and self-raising flour in a bowl.

A spoon stirring sweet dumpling mixture.

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. 

A saucepan with simmering sweet syrup.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 dumpling mixture going into a saucepan.

Golden syrup dumplings boiling in a saucepan.

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:

  • honey
  • maple syrup
  • corn syrup

These super easy golden syrup dumplings are sure to become a family favourite! Serve hot with a big scoop of ice-cream for the perfect dessert.

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:

Or check out my collection of winter dessert recipes…

FAQ

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?

Yes, you can make golden syrup dumplings in the oven or a slow cooker.

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These super easy golden syrup dumplings are sure to become a family favourite! Serve hot with a big scoop of ice-cream for the perfect dessert.

Easy Golden Syrup Dumplings

These super easy golden syrup dumplings are sure to become a family favourite! Serve hot with a big scoop of ice-cream for the perfect dessert.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Baking
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 6 serves
Calories: 548

Ingredients

Dumplings:

  • 50 g butter
  • 1 1/2 cups (225g) self-raising flour
  • 3/4 cup (185g) milk
  • 2 tbs golden syrup

Sweet Syrup:

  • 2 cups water
  • 50 g butter
  • 1/3 cup golden syrup
  • 3/4 cup (150g) brown sugar

Instructions

  • 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. 

Notes

RECIPE NOTES & TIPS
Making the dumplings: Use your fingers to mix the butter through the self-raising flour until it resembles breadcrumbs. Use a spoon to mix through the milk and golden syrup until it becomes a thick and sticky mixture. 
Size of dumplings: You can make the dumplings as small or large as you like (please note that they will 'fluff up' due to the self-raising flour. I use a tablespoon and place dollops of the mixture into the simmering syrup. 
Golden syrup substitutes: If you can’t buy golden syrup, you can substitute it with honey, maple syrup or corn syrup. 
How to check if your dumplings are ready: You can test if your dumplings are cooked by inserting a skewer into the middle. If it comes out clean, they're ready.
Serving: These are best served immediately after cooking. Pour the sweet syrup over the top of the fluffy dumplings and serve hot with ice-cream or custard. 

Nutrition

Calories: 548kcal | Carbohydrates: 94g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 39mg | Sodium: 145mg | Potassium: 138mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 51g | Vitamin A: 465IU | Calcium: 73mg | Iron: 0.7mg
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41 thoughts on “Easy Golden Syrup Dumplings | Winter Dessert Recipe”

  1. felicity says:


    For those folk who don’t know what Golden Syrup is. If you are from the US you will probably know what molasses is. Depending on the amount of refining the sugar cane by product undergoes you get molasses -> treacle -> syrup (of varying shades, hence Golden Syrup) If you can’t get that you might consider Maple Syrup

  2. Robert.S says:


    These are delicious. Had mine with Butterscotch Ice-cream.

    1. Lucy Mathieson says:

      YUM!!!!

  3. Benson says:


    I’ve made these several times but found the syrup not to be enough for the dumplings so have increased the syrup to:
    3 cups of water
    1 cup of sugar
    75 grams of butter
    1/2 cup of golden syrup

    Otherwise is a 10/10 recipe

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