Classic golden syrup dumplings

These scone-style dumplings are light, fluffy and perfect for soaking up the delicious golden syrup sauce.

  • 10 mins preparation
  • 30 mins cooking
  • Serves 4
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Classic golden syrup dumplings
If you like these classic golden syrup dumplings, you should try our apple golden syrup dumplings.
There's something special about the sweet treacly flavour that only comes from golden syrup. These light scone-like dumplings are cooked in a rich golden syrup and butter sauce so they really soak it all up for a deliciously sweet dessert. A truly simple treat that can be on the table in under and hour.


Golden syrup sauce
  • 30 gram butter
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1/2 cup (125ml) golden syrup
  • 1 1/2 cup water
Golden syrup dumplings
  • 1 1/4 cup (185g) self-raising flour
  • 30 gram butter, chopped
  • 1/3 cup (80ml) golden syrup
  • 1/3 cup (80ml) milk


  • 1
    Make golden syrup sauce: In a pan, combine all ingredients. Stir over heat, without boiling, until sugar is dissolved; bring to boil, simmer, uncovered, 1 minute.
  • 2
    Sift flour into bowl, rub in butter. Stir in golden syrup and milk, stir until just combined.
  • 3
    Add level tablespoons of mixture to simmering sauce, cook, covered, about 25 minutes or until dumplings are puffed and golden.


Recipe best made just before serving.

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