Sunday, June 16, 2013

ducklings - a recipe

"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!

Dumpling ingredients
1C flour
1t baking powder
1T caster sugar
2T melted butter
1 egg
2T water

Syrup ingredients
1C water
1/2C brown sugar
3T golden syrup
1T butter

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!


  1. Hi Louana - I often make these in the winter too - my hubby loves them :-) Once I only had wholemeal flour so I used that & they turned out like tough chewy hard balls that even the birds wouldnt eat when I threw them out!!!!!!

  2. aaaah noms!!! I am printing this off right now and making it this week!!

  3. glad to see no ducklings have been harmed ;)

  4. Ooh yum, these sound delish! Will have to give these a try, thanks for sharing

  5. I did think for a minute you were eating ducklings dunked in Golden Syrup. These look so good. We tend to do the occassional pudding during the colder months too. I don't want to do it too often incase everyone expects it everynight. xo

  6. I want to say a HUGE thank you for this recipe! Bowled my children over (and husband, but he's pretty easily bowled) with it last night, then took the ingredients to school and made it with five year olds. We had just read 'The King's Pudding'. After our munch we 'rang' the king to tell him why our pudding would be much more delicious than his...he promised to google the recipe. The same recipe amount that fed four last night stretched to 18 today! Nom nom nom. :)

    1. This has made my day! I can just imagine all those children enjoying those dumplings! Just lovely!

    2. Post-script Louana! Today I went to work (I only regularly teach on a Thursday). One of the wee poppets came into the classroom with her Mum. She looked at me, which obviously triggered a memory about what she'd eaten last week and that I had sent the recipe home, she turned to her mum and said "You haven't made us those DUCKLINGS yet!!!!!" (I had not told her your story..swear...)
      And thirteen year old son has decided it is to be his signature not only do I get to eat them, I don't have to make them! WIN! Thanks again!


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