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Golden-syrup dumplings with ginger and spice

These sticky and warm golden dumplings will disappear in a snap. Make double.

By Lisa Featherby
  • Serves 4
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These warm and sticky golden dumplings will disappear in a snap, so you'd best make a double batch. Ginger and golden syrup are just the beginning – try these with ground cardamom or a rich, floral honey.


  • 350 gm (1 cup) golden syrup
  • 225 gm (1½ cups) self-raising flour
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • ½ tsp mixed spice
  • 80 gm chilled butter, chopped
  • 50 ml milk
  • 2 eggs
  • Vanilla bean ice-cream, to serve


  • 1
    Bring syrup and 290ml water to a simmer in a large saucepan over medium-high heat, stirring to dissolve.
  • 2
    Meanwhile, sift flour into a bowl, add spices and a pinch of salt, stir to combine, then rub in butter with your fingertips until it resembles coarse breadcrumbs. Make a well in the centre.
  • 3
    Whisk milk and eggs in a jug to combine, then add to well and mix to form a wet dough. With damp hands, roll tablespoons of dough into balls and add to syrup in pan. Turn occasionally, until dumplings are golden and puffed (5-6 minutes).
  • 4
    Serve hot drizzled with syrup and topped with vanilla bean ice-cream.