Slow Cooker Golden Syrup Dumplings

Slow Cooker Golden Syrup Dumplings

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As a dedicated housewife, one of my greatest pleasures is experimenting with new recipes and surprising my family with delightful treats. Today, I want to share with you a truly comforting and mouthwatering dessert that will leave your taste buds singing with joy—Slow Cooker Golden Syrup Dumplings. This recipe combines the simplicity of dumplings with the rich sweetness of golden syrup, creating a delectable dessert that is sure to become a family favorite. So, grab your apron and let’s dive into the heartwarming world of these heavenly dumplings!

The Origins of a Classic

Dumplings have long been cherished in many cultures as a simple yet satisfying comfort food. This variation of dumplings, bathed in a luscious golden syrup sauce, takes the traditional concept to a whole new level. It’s a delightful blend of old-fashioned goodness and modern convenience, as we harness the power of the slow cooker to effortlessly transform basic ingredients into a dessert that will make your taste buds dance.

A Step-by-Step Journey to Dumpling Bliss

  1. Gathering the Ingredients: To embark on this culinary adventure, gather the following key players: self-rising flour, butter, milk, and the star of the show—golden syrup. Golden syrup, with its smooth, velvety texture and rich caramel flavor, is the perfect companion for our dumplings.
  2. Preparing the Dumpling Mixture: In a bowl, combine the self-rising flour and softened butter, mixing until they resemble delightful breadcrumbs. Create a well in the center and add the milk and golden syrup. Stir it all together until the ingredients are harmoniously combined. The sweet aroma that fills your kitchen at this stage will surely make your mouth water in anticipation.
  3. Shaping the Dumplings: Now comes the fun part! Roll the mixture into delectable balls, about the size of a tablespoon. The gentle shaping of these dumplings is like creating edible works of art, each one a small bundle of joy.
  4. Preparing the Sauce: In the slow cooker, our golden syrup sauce takes center stage. Combine golden syrup, melted butter, brown sugar, and boiling water, stirring until the ingredients blend into a delectable syrupy mixture. This sauce will envelop our dumplings in a sweet embrace and infuse them with irresistible flavor.
  5. Cooking Time: Carefully add the dumplings, one by one, into the simmering golden syrup sauce. Cover the slow cooker and let it work its magic on high heat for 60-90 minutes. During this time, the dumplings will puff up and cook to perfection, absorbing the sweet essence of the sauce.
  6. The Grand Finale: As the aroma of golden syrup fills the air, your home will be transformed into a cozy sanctuary. Once the dumplings are tender and cooked, it’s time to serve them up. Ladle a generous portion of the syrupy sauce over each dumpling, creating a glistening masterpiece of flavors and textures.

Recipe Tips for Extra Awesomeness

  • Prepare the dumpling mixture ahead of time and store it in the fridge until you’re ready to create this dessert masterpiece.
  • For a creamier sauce, consider drizzling a little cream over the finished dish.
  • Feel free to experiment with different variations by substituting golden syrup with light treacle or molasses, allowing your taste buds to explore new horizons.

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Slow Cooker Golden Syrup Dumplings Recipe

Indulge in the comforting delight of Slow Cooker Golden Syrup Dumplings—a heavenly dessert that combines fluffy dumplings with a luscious golden syrup sauce. Let the slow cooker work its magic while you enjoy the sweet aroma and the warm, satisfying flavors that will bring joy to your taste buds.

Prep Time 20 Minutes
Cook Time 2 Hours
Total Time 2 Hours & 20 Minutes
Serves 6



  • 1 ½ cups self-rising flour
  • 30 g (1.1 oz) butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup golden syrup


  • 2 cups boiling water
  • ¾ cup golden syrup
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 50 g (1.8 oz) butter, melted


  1. In a bowl, mix the flour and butter until it resembles breadcrumbs.
  2. Make a well in the center and add the milk and golden syrup. Mix until well combined.
  3. Roll the mixture into roughly 9-18 balls. (~1 Tbsp each)
  4. In a slow cooker, mix the golden syrup, butter, brown sugar, and boiling water.
  5. Add the dumplings one by one.
  6. Cook on high for 60-90 minutes or until the dumplings are cooked.
  7. Serve & Enjoy.

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In the world of culinary delights, Slow Cooker Golden Syrup Dumplings are a true treasure. They embody the essence of comfort and indulgence, transporting you to a realm of pure satisfaction with every bite.

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