Sift flour into a bowl.
and rub in the butter until it is like breadcrumbs. Beat the egg and milk
together, and carefully mix with the flour to make a soft dough. Do not
over-mix as this will make the dumplings tough.
Place the water, sugar,
butter and golden syrup into a large saucepan and bring to the boil.
Drop in teaspoonfuls
of the dough, cover with a lid and simmer over a moderate heat for about
12 minutes or so until cooked. Remove from the heat and serve with warm
runny custard or ice-cream.
Serves 4 - 6 people
Contributor: Margaret Walker