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Easy Lemon Dumplings This is delicious! It requires no skill at all, it's budget-friendly, quick to make, and absolutely delicious! Serve warm with a drizzle of lemon sauce and a blob of ice cream or whipped cream.

Easy Lemon Dumplings is a delicious warm dessert,quick, easy to make, great served warm with a blob of ice cream or whipped cream. Uses basic pantry ingredients

This is a very filling winter warmer, so don't be deceived by those little dumplings. Judge around 2 or 3 per person and that will be pleasing to most appetites!

Sweet lemon dumplings are a traditional, old-fashioned vintage-type recipe. They use very few ingredients, and it's certainly comforting food.

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They're easy to make and will certainly feed a crowd cheaply, so if you're low on budget, this recipe is ideal, and it's so tasty, no one will even know it costs barely anything to make!

About the lemon syrup sauce

The lemon syrup sauce is made from scratch, which is great because you can adjust the sharpness of the sauce to your liking. I know some of you like to really pucker with the lemon sharpness and some of you prefer sweeter, so do make sure you taste the sauce as you're making it so it's just to your taste.

The lemon sauce recipe can also be used for other desserts, or to add in fruit pies, drizzle over ice cream, or add to a fruit cobbler.

Easy Lemon Dumplings This is delicious! Quick and easy and great served warm with a blob of ice cream or whipped cream

Prep Time

5 minutes

Cook Time

10 minutes

Yield

6 - 8 dumplings

Easy Lemon Dumplings This is delicious! Quick and easy and great served warm with a blob of ice cream or whipped cream

Ingredients

For the Dumplings

1 Cup or 125 g All Purpose / Plain Flour
1 tsp baking powder
3 Tablespoons (40 g) butter, cold and cubed
1/2 cup or 120 ml milk

For the Lemon Syrup

1 cup or 240 ml boiling water
1/2 cup or 100 g Regular sugar
1 Tablespoon golden or maple syrup
Juice and zest of 1 lemon

Instructions

1. Using a saucepan approx 6 - 7 inches in diameter, add all the lemon syrup ingredients and bring to a gentle boil, giving it a stir. Once it starts to boil, reduce the heat to a gentle simmer, and make the dumplings.

Easy Lemon Dumplings, cooking lemon syrup

2. In a bowl, add the flour, baking powder and butter. Using your fingers, rub the ingredients until fine breadcrumbs are formed.

Then make a well in the middle and add the milk. Use a knife and cut the milk into dry ingredients, until a dough is formed.

Easy Lemon Dumplings, making dumplings

Divide in to 6 - 8 dumplings and form into balls, about the size of golf balls or a little smaller.

Easy Lemon Dumplings, making dumplings

3. Gently place the dumplings into the lemon syrup and allow to simmer for about 10 minutes.

Spoon the syrup over the dumplings, and halfway through cooking, carefully turn the dumplings over using a spoon so they are all cooked evenly and nicely coated with the syrup.

Easy Lemon Dumplings, cooking dumplings in syrup


The dumplings will double in size and go fluffy, like the photo below.

Easy Lemon Dumplings, cooking dumplings in syrup

4. Serve warm with a drizzle of the syrup and ice cream or whipped cream.

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Easy Lemon Dumplings This is delicious! Quick and easy and great served warm with a blob of ice cream or whipped cream

Recipe Card

Easy Lemon Dumplings

Easy Lemon Dumplings

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Easy Lemon Dumplings This is delicious! Quick and easy and great served warm with a blob of ice cream or whipped cream

Ingredients

For the Dumplings:

  • 1 Cup or 125 g All Purpose / Plain Flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 3 Tablespoons butter, cold and cubed, 40 g
  • 1/2 cup or 120 ml milk

For the Lemon Syrup:

  • 1 cup or 240 ml boiling water
  • 1/2 cup or 100 g Regular sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon golden or maple syrup
  • Juice and zest of 1 lemon

Instructions

  1. Using a saucepan approx 6 - 7 inches in diameter, add all the lemon syrup ingredients and bring to a gentle boil, giving it a stir. Once it starts to boil, reduce the heat to a gentle simmer, and make the dumplings.
  2. In a bowl, add the flour, baking powder and butter. Using your fingers, rub the ingredients until fine breadcrumbs are formed. Then make a well in the middle and add the milk. Use a knife and cut the milk into dry ingredients, until a dough is formed. Divide in to 6 - 8 dumplings and form into balls, about the size of golf balls or a little smaller.
  3. Gently place the dumplings into the lemon syrup and allow to simmer for about 10 minutes. Spoon the syrup over the dumplings, and halfway through cooking, carefully turn the dumplings over using a spoon so they are all cooked evenly and nicely coated with the syrup. The dumplings will double in size and go fluffy, like the photo below.
  4. Serve warm with a drizzle of the syrup and ice cream or whipped cream.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 175Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 12mgSodium: 121mgCarbohydrates: 32gFiber: 1gSugar: 18gProtein: 2g

Nutrition information isn’t always accurate

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  1. I doubled the sauce to make the dumplings easier to cook and think it needs the syrup in the dumplings when making them to give the dumplings more flavour