Dumplings and Cocky's Joy (Caramel Sauce) Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Dumplings and Cocky's Joy (Caramel Sauce) Recipe
  • READY IN 45 mins

Dumplings and Cocky's Joy (Caramel Sauce)

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"Traditional Aussie desert to which I was introduced while studying there. Australians are great people, and their food is superb to match. This one is mouth watering... mmmmmm"

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    35 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    45 mins


  1. In a medium bowl, stir together the flour and confectioners' sugar. Make a well in the center. Combine the melted butter, egg and milk; pour into the well. Use a knife to stir until just combined. Set the dumpling mixture aside.
  2. In a large saucepan, over medium-high heat, mix together the water, golden syrup, brown sugar and lemon juice until well blended. Add the remaining 1/4 cup of butter, and bring the mixture to a boil. Once the mixture is boiling, carefully drop heaping tablespoons of the dumpling mix into the sauce. Reduce heat to low, cover and cook for 10 minutes, or until the dumplings have risen and cooked through. Ladle syrup over the dumplings occasionally while cooking.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 12, 2003

I increased this recipe to serve 8 and think maybe something was not ajusted completely right. The sauce seemed more like a brown sugar sauce than a caramel one. It was very sweet. Everyone liked it, especially the kids (6). Just make sure that you use a pan big enough on the bottom to put all the dumplings in at one time to cook. That way you will not have to reheat (bring to boil) the sauce a second time like I had to.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 09, 2006

My mother made caramel dumplings when I was a child and they were the best. The result of this recipe does not compare. Corrections to consider- a well-seasoned cast iron skillet is a must (no exceptions), use white granulated sugar and brown it in the skillet (this takes practice and good timing), and try it with some butter-salted pan seared pecans on top. The crunch is nice and the salt with the sweet is nice.


7 Ratings

Apr 10, 2003

I enjoyed the taste of this dish, but my hubby and kids hated it. It wasn't difficult to make, but not what I would consider easy. I'll make it again, when I get an urge for something very sweet and my kids aren't at home.

Feb 18, 2009

The dough turned out very dry and crumbly. On my second attempt I decreased the flour to 1 cup. The dough should be soft. The caramel sauce is awesome! Since most of the original sauce was absorbed by the dumplings, I made a little extra sauce to top individual servings. Serve while still warm. Toasted and or sugared pecans would be wonderful with these. If you like pancakes, you'll like these. Fun recipe!

Mar 31, 2005

It's quite possible that I did something wrong when making this recipe, but it turned out horribly. The sauce was watery and the "dumplings" were very hard.

Jul 13, 2009

This is very easy and good for a quick dessert. Simple idea and works well.


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  • Calories
  • 556 kcal
  • 28%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 78.1 g
  • 25%
  • Cholesterol
  • 109 mg
  • 36%
  • Fat
  • 25 g
  • 38%
  • Fiber
  • 1.3 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 7 g
  • 14%
  • Sodium
  • 805 mg
  • 32%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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