Golden Syrup Dumplings in microwave


Yum. Golden Syrup Dumplings are really easy in the microwave, perfect for a cold, Melbourne winter night.


1 Cup self raising flour
pinch of salt
1 tablespoon of butter
1 beaten egg
1 tablespoon milk

Sift the flour and salt together and rub in the butter using your fingers. Mix in the beaten egg and milk to make a dry dough. Roll the dumplings into balls (this recipe makes about 12). Don’t over-handle the dough or roll the balls too tight, or they will turn out like rocks.


1 Cup white sugar
2 tablespoons of butter
4 tablespoons of golden syrup
1 and a half cups of water

Place all of the syrup ingredients into a large microwave casserole dish and cook on high for 5 minutes, stirring twice.

Add the dumplings and cook with the lid on for 4 minutes on medium. Turn the dumplings over so they are coated in syrup and stand for 5 minutes before serving with cream.

Butterscotch Pudding

Butterscotch Pudding

This is a really easy recipe for a cold winter’s night.

125gm butter
1/2 Cup caster sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 eggs
1 and 1/4 Cups self raising flour
3 tablespoons milk
3/4 Cup brown sugar
1 and 1/2 Cups boiling water

Cream the butter, sugar and vanilla. Beat in the eggs. Fold in the flour alternately with the milk until the consistency is soft and smooth. Pour into a buttered casserole dish.

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Sprinkle the brown sugar over the top of the batter then pour in the boiling water. Bake at 180 degrees Celsius for 40 minutes. This recipe serves six. I like Butterscotch Pudding with cream.

Pineapple Upside Down Pudding

Pineapple Upside Down pudding

3 tspns butter
1/2 Cup brown sugar
can of sliced pineapple
glace cherries

Grease and line a deep round cake tin.
Melt the butter and mix with the brown sugar. Spread the brown sugar mixture over the base of the cake tin and then arrange the sliced pineapple and glace cherries over the top.

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80 gm butter
1/2 Cup caster sugar
2 eggs
1 and a 1/4 Cups self raising flour
1/2 Cup pineapple juice

Cream the butter and sugar, then beat in the eggs one at a time.

Using a metal spoon, alternately mix in the flour and pineapple juice.

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Pour the batter over the pineapple and cherries and bake at 180 degrees Celsius for 45 minutes.

Serve warm with cream.