A deliciously sweet winter treat

Eveline House Golden Syrup Dumplings

When the young people living at Eveline House in Devonport come together for a shared meal in the colder months, they love to see Golden Syrup Dumplings on the menu.

Although it’s best seen as an occasional treat, what’s not to love about this old–fashioned favourite?

Anglicare staff double the recipe and then it’s into the slow cooker to set and forget. How simple. Why not try the recipe below and let us know what you think?

Prep time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 2 hours
Servings: 5-6 people

1 1/2 cup self-raising flour
30g butter, softened
1/3 cup milk
1/3 cup golden syrup

2 cups boiling water
3/4 cup golden syrup
1/2 cup brown sugar
50g butter, melted


  1. In a bowl, mix the flour and butter until it resembles breadcrumbs.
  2. Make a well in the centre 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 and enjoy.


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At Anglicare, we are continuing to support people struggling with financial difficulties, unemployment and mental health challenges.

Gifts to our 2021 Winter Appeal will be used to assist with emergency accommodation, provide nutritious food for families, and keep people warm during the colder months.

You’re invited to contribute to this year’s Winter Appeal so that we can bring comfort and warmth to all Tasmanians in need.

You can donate over the phone on 1800 243 232. Please have your credit card details handy.

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Or you might prefer to send us a cheque or a money order. Our postal address is GPO Box 1620 Hobart TAS 7001.

Our parish coordinator, Margaret Savage, is taking donations of food items. If you’d like to make this kind of contribution, please contact her at m.savage@staging-anglicare.kingsdigital.dev. We ask that you make sure that your donations are non-perishable, well within their use-by date and are able to be opened without a can opener.

Thank you from all of us at Anglicare.

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