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Dumplings in Syrup

Friday, 20 January 2012
In our house we love a good pud. This one is an occasional treat because it is isn't a particularly healthy dessert.  Everything in moderation though! LOL My Nan used to make this for me when I was a girl so it always reminds me of her when I make it.  It's cheap to make and filling too.  You don't have to serve this with bananas, you could use drained tinned fruit or cooked apple slices.  You could double the recipe and serve it without fruit, whatever suits you.  

1 1/2 cups self-rising flour

2 Tblsp caster sugar

2 Tblsp butter

1 free range egg

about 6 Tblsp milk

1 or 2 bananas, sliced


1 1/2 cups water

6 Tblsp honey or golden syrup

1 Tblsp butter

1 Tblsp brown sugar

Sift the flour and caster sugar into a bowl and rub in the butter until the mixture looks like breadcrumbs.  Make a well in the middle and then add the beaten egg and milk.  Mix quickly to form a dough.

Put a large saucepan onto a moderate heat and put all the sauce ingredients in to it.  Bring everything to the boil.

Make 10 dumplings out of the dough and put them into the boiling syrup.  Cover with the saucepan lid, lower the heat and simmer for 5 minutes without lifting the lid off.

Serve with chopped banana and cream or yoghurt.

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