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Recipe

Apple golden syrup dumplings

These apple dumplings are perfectly moist with the addition of sweet golden syrup.

  • 10 mins preparation
  • 30 mins cooking
  • Serves 6
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Ingredients

Apple dumplings
  • 2 cup self-raising flour
  • 125 gram butter, at room temperature, chopped
  • 1 apple, cored, peeled, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • thick cream, to serve
Syrup
  • 1 1/2 cup water
  • 100 gram butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup golden syrup or honey
Caramelised apple
  • 30 gram butter, at room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 apple, cored, finely chopped

Method

Apple golden syrup dumplings
  • 1
    Sift flour into a large bowl. Rub in butter, using fingertips until mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Add apple.
  • 2
    In a jug, whisk together milk, egg and vanilla. Pour into flour mixture and mix to a soft, sticky dough. Divide dough into 16 portions. Mould into rounds.
  • 3
    To make syrup: Combine water, butter, sugar and golden syrup in a large saucepan. Stir over low heat until sugar dissolves. Bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes.
  • 4
    Arrange half the dumplings in syrup. Cook, covered, for 10-12 minutes or until cooked when tested. Repeat with remaining dumplings.
  • 5
    Serve with caramelised apple and thick cream.
  • 6
    To make caramelised apple: Heat butter in a medium frying pan on high. Add sugar and cinnamon. Add chopped apple and saute‚ for 3-4 minutes until caramelised.

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