It has been a busy month for The 4 Blades Magazine. Bec and I have been busy creating new and exciting recipes, like these Golden Syrup Dumplings, for our Winter Warmers Issue of the magazine. Winter for me means comfort food and being curled up on the couch. Soups galore and fresh bread. As much as I hate the cold weather (says she who has lived in Canberra her whole life), I LOVE warm, hearty winter foods.

These delicious Golden Syrup Dumplings are just one of the 45+ recipes featured in this issue. They are so so easy and budget friendly that  they make for a lovely dessert for those cold cold nights that is not only easy but so budget friendly. Combine these with some vanilla ice cream or custard for a simple but delicious dessert when guests pop over. 

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Are you in need of some delicious warming and hearty dishes for the cold months ahead? The Winter Warmers Issue of The 4 Blades Magazine is packed full of recipes to suit all tastes and budgets. Whether you want some impressive like roasts and sides to entertain your guests or something as simple as a big bowl of soup we have you covered in this jam packed issue. This is comfort food at it’s best.

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  • Enjoy delicious and easy soups such as Potato and Zucchini soup or Roast Pumpkin and Garlic Soup. Don’t worry! We haven’t forgotten the bread. We highly recommend the Gluten Free Coconut Dinner Rolls or the Sun Dried Tomato Bread.
  • Having friends over and want to show them what the Thermomix can do? Why not try the delicious Spice Encrusted Rack of Lamb, the Hearty Beef Cheeks in Red Wine or the Spicy Duck. All are sure to please.
  • It wouldn’t be winter without hearty casseroles and curries. The Pork and Eggplant Curry will impress as will the Hungarian Goulash with Pumpkin Caraway Dumplings. Our vegetarian friends can enjoy the Veggie Quinoa Tagine.
  • Who doesn’t love a warm filling pie during the colder months? Teamed up with steamed veggies it makes a complete meal. Try out Chicken and Leek Pie or our Cottage Pies with Sour Cream Mash. We also can’t go past the Indian Sweet Potato and Dahl Pie.
  • If you love pasta you will love our Spinach and Ricotta Cannelloni!
  • We haven’t forgotten all the little budding chefs we have out there. We have included a section just for you full of quick and easy warm afternoon tea snacks. The Cheesy Bean Dip is sure to please as are the 10 Minute Noodles.
  • Desserts? Yes please! From Golden Syrup Dumplings to Fig and Brown Butter Tart. Winter is a great time to indulge a little on those warm desserts, even just a tiny piece.

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Golden Syrup Dumplings – Traditional and TMX Method

  • Serving Size: 4

  • Author: The road to loving my Thermomix
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 20
  • Total Time: 25 minutes


Golden Syrup Dumplings are a lovely dessert for those cold cold nights that is not only easy but so budget friendly. Combine these with some vanilla ice cream or custard for a simple but delicious dessert when guests pop over.




  • 150g self raising flour
  • 60g cold butter, cubed
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 130g milk


  • 500ml water
  • 80g sugar
  • 5 Tbsp golden syrup


  1. Place self raising flour (150g) and butter (60g) into bowl. Speed 6/8 seconds. You want to combine the butter into the flour to form a breadcrumb type consistency. If you do not have a Thermomix simply combine in a bowl and rub the butter into the flour with your fingertips.
  2. Add sugar (1 tsp) and milk (130g).
  3. Speed 4 until just combined. Do not overmix or your dumplings will be dense. If you don’t have a Thermomix simply add the sugar and milk to teh flour butter mixture and stir to just combine.
  4. Roll a tablespoon of mixture into a ball. Repeat for the remaining dough. Leave dumplings to rest whilst you prepare the sauce.
  5. Place water (500g), sugar (80g) and golden syrup (5 Tbsp) into a large saucepan over medium heat.
  6. Stir to dissolve the sugar. Bring to the boil.
  7. Place dumplings gently into the sauce.
  8. Turn down heat to a simmer and cook for 10-15 minutes until dumplings are cooked through.
  9. Serve with ice cream, cream or custard.


Please do not copy or share my recipes in full elsewhere. Please share the recipe URL instead. Before commencing any recipe, please be sure to read and adhere to the user guides and safety manuals of your thermo mixer and/or other appliances used. Each appliance differs; therefore, the recipes and methods are to be used as guides only. Exercise caution and common sense in the kitchen at all times.

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  1. Heidi June 3, 2015 at 7:51 pm - Reply

    Made these tonight. Yum! Makes 4 quite large serves. 324 calories each. I did half wholemeal cake flour. Next time i will cook in a bigger saucepan, as they puffed up and my sauce pan was too small, and increase the water a little. Will decrease the sugar a little. Would be amazing with some lemon juice replacing some of the water.

    • Peta June 3, 2015 at 10:25 pm - Reply

      Oh thank you so much for your feedback! So appreciate it!

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