Golden syrup dumplings

1 c flour
1 tsp baking powder
pinch of salt
20g butter
1 egg, lightly beaten
50ml milk

1 c water
3/4 c golden syrup
1 tbsp butter
1 tbsp brown sugar

Sift flour, baking powder and salt. Rub in butter and mix to a soft dough with the egg and milk. Roll lightly into small balls about the size of a walnut.

Place all ingredients into a saucepan and bring to the boil. Reduce heat until simmering.

Gently add the balls into simmering syrup, cover and cook for 20 minutes. Dumplings work best if you don’t remove the lid during the cooking time.

Serve with a scoop of ice-cream, a dollop of whipped cream or a drizzle of fresh cream.

Overcooked dumplings will fall apart. Make sure the syrup/sauce is simmering very gently and serve as soon as they cooked (dumplings are light and fluffy when cooked)..