It is another cold winter’s night here in Canberra. The dark and dreary evening is a little brighter with these warm dumplings. Time to snuggle under the doona…

If you liked the Magic apple dumplings, but thought they were a little sweet or rich, these dumplings are for you. The perfect way to sneak a little more fruit into your diet!

Pot with boiling dumplings insideIngredients


  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 tbsp baking powder
  • 1.5 tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp of vanilla paste (or essence)
  • 2/3 cup milk


  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 punnet strawberries, hulled
  • Icing sugar

Three dumplings with strawberry sauce in a cupMethod

  1. Rub butter into the flour and baking powder in a bowl.
  2. Stir in the remaining dumpling ingredients.
  3. Boil the water in a pot.
  4. Melt the brown sugar in the water.
  5. Stir the strawberries through the simmering syrup.
  6. Drop rounded spoonfuls of dough into the syrup. Cover and continue to simmer for 10 minutes.
  7. Serve dumplings sprinkled with a little icing sugar.

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