"mum can you make those ducklings again?"
"um, what ducklings? and it's mum can you make those ducklings again, PLEASE"
"those ducklings you made the last week for pudding, PLEASE"
"Oh, you mean dumplings!, um, yes I suppose so"
We seldom have pudding, but over Winter seldom turns into about once a week, it's something about the cold weather and a cooked pudding that seem to just go together don't you think? So here you have it, the recipe for golden syrup dumplings! * just to make it clear, I've never served my family ducklings!
1t baking powder
1T caster sugar
2T melted butter
1/2C brown sugar
3T golden syrup
Combine the syrup ingredients in a microwaveable jug, I use a Pyrex glass bowl. Cook on high for 3 minutes, stir and cook again for 3 minutes. If you don't have a microwave you could heat the syrup ingredients on the stove top in a pot, it needs to be near boiling.
Now to make the dumplings: Mix flour, baking powder, sugar and butter together in a bowl, then add the egg and water. Mix gently to make a soft dough.
Drop small spoonfuls of the dumpling mixture into the hot syrup, cook on high for 30 seconds - 1 minute, till cooked. Cook in small batches, 3 or 4 at a time. Again, you can do this on the stove top too! Once cooked remove them from the syrup and serve with whipped cream or ice cream! Watch them disappear!