Use your fingertips to rub 1 tbsp of
the butter or margarine into the flour, until the mixture resembles fine
Lightly beat the egg and skimmed milk.
Add to the flour mixture and blend well
to make a stiff dough.
In a large saucepan, bring the water to
Remove form heat and add the sugar.
Stir to dissolve completely.
Add the remaining butter or margarine
and the golden syrup.
Return to the heat and bring to the
Break off small pieces of the dough and
form into balls about the size of large marbles.
Drop the dumplings into boiling syrup.
Boil dumplings for 20 minutes, until
light and fluffy.
Serve the dumplings immediately with
the syrup spooned over.
Hot or cold low fat custard sauce or
low fat natural yoghurt make good accompaniments.
This dish could be called 'Carbohydrate
Heaven' - it has enough carbohydrate to keep even a marathon runner
going. And it's sweet enough to satisfy even the sweetest tooth. For a
change of flavor you can replace the golden syrup with honey or maple
To store - Use freshly prepared. The
dumplings will harden if left to stand.