Golden Syrup Dumplings

Dumplings for dessert?? Absolutely! Try adding some lemon juice to the sauce to balance the ultra-sweet edge of the Golden Syrup. Golden Syrup can be tricky to find in parts of North America - if you have difficulty, Amazon sells the original stuff, Lyle's Golden Syrup.

1 cup self-raising flour
1 egg
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon milk
1 cup water
1/2 cup sugar
2 tablespoons Golden syrup or honey
1 tablespoon butter

Sift flour into a bowl. and rub in the butter until it is like breadcrumbs. Beat the egg and milk together, and carefully mix with the flour to make a soft dough. Do not over-mix as this will make the dumplings tough.

Place the water, sugar, butter and golden syrup into a large saucepan and bring to the boil.

Drop in teaspoonfuls of the dough, cover with a lid and simmer over a moderate heat for about 12 minutes or so until cooked. Remove from the heat and serve with warm runny custard or ice-cream.

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