Apple spiced dumplings

By Drum Digital
03 April 2015

Make a jar of apple spice and use it whenever you make a sweet dessert. These dumplings are mostly enjoyed on cooler day


Serves: 6

Preparation: 20 min

Cooking: 15 min

Apple spice

60 ml (¼ c) cinnamon

7 ml (1½ t) nutmeg

2,5 ml (½ t) ground allspice

5 ml (1 t) ground ginger

5 ml (1 t) ground cardamom


375 ml (1½ c) white sugar

1 litre (4 c) water

2 cinnamon sticks

2 eggs

40 g butter, melted

375 ml (1½ c) flour, plus extra for dusting

5 ml (1 t) baking powder

pinch of salt

30 ml (2 T) milk

apple spice and sugar, for serving

  1. Apple spice: in a jar combine all the spices and shake till all is well mixed.
  2. Dumplings: In a pot simmer sugar, water and cinnamon sticks until syrupy. In a large bowl whisk the eggs well then add the melted butter.
  3. Sift in the flour, baking powder, salt and 10 ml (2 t) apple spice. Add the egg mixture to the flour mixture. Add the milk and mix well.
  4. When the syrup is warm but not boiling place teaspoons of the batter into the liquid, ensuring not to overcrowd the pot as they expand quite a bit.
  5. Cover the pot with a lid and allow the dumplings to steam for 5 minutes. The dumplings are done when they’re firm to the touch.

Gently remove them with a slotted spoon and sprinkle a little apple spice and sugar over. Continue with the remaining batter. When all the dumplings have been cooked pour the syrup over the dumplings. Serve immediately.

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