Golden Syrup Dumplings

Serves 4

  • sauce
    ¾ cup Bundaberg rich brown sugar
    1/3  cup Bundaberg golden syrup
    2 cups water
    50g butter, chopped
    dumplings
    1 cup self-raising flour
    30g chilled butter, chopped
    1 tablespoon caster sugar
    1 egg
    2 tablespoons milk
    to serve
    ice-cream or cream

1. Combine all sauce ingredients in a large saucepan. Place over a moderate heat and stir occasionally until boiling.
2. Meanwhile make dumplings. Sift flour into a bowl. Rub in butter with your fingertips. Stir in caster sugar. In a small bowl whisk together the egg and milk. Add to flour mixture and stir until just combined. Shape a tablespoon of mixture into a ball. Repeat with remaining mixture.
3. Reduce sauce heat to low. Add dumplings; cover and simmer 20 minutes. Serve with ice-cream or cream.