A few weeks back I made some with my class at school, only I put a little twist on them by adding some orange zest and juice to the syrup. I also popped a square of chocolate into the centre of each dumpling so that you got a nice little surprise when you bit into them. They were so good that I decided to make them again at home to serve at church. They were just as good then!
Orange Golden Syrup Dumplings
1 orange - zest and juice
185ml golden syrup
1/2 brown sugar
30g butter - chopped
80ml golden syrup
50g dark chocolate
1. Combine the orange juice and zest, water, golden syrup, brown sugar, and butter in a large saucepan and bring to the boil. Reduce and simmer for a minute or two.
2. Place the flour in a bowl, and then rub butter into it with your finger tips.
3. Mix in the milk and golden syrup into the flour to make a soft dough.
4. Break the chocolate into small chunks.
5. Cut the dough into small even balls. Press a chunk into the centre of each ball. Make sure that the chocolate is completely sealed in the dough by rolling it in your palm quickly.
6. Drop the finished balls carefully into the simmering syrup. Cover with a lid or foil, and allow to simmer for 15 minutes or until the dumplings have risen and set.
7. Serve with icecream!
What's your favourite dessert from childhood?