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    Souskluitjies (Dumplings in Cinnamon Syrup)

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    35 mins

    20 mins

    15 mins

    GT in SA's Note:

    A traditional South African dessert. Not haute cuisine but great comfort food. Usually served to finish off a Sunday lunch featuring leg of lamb.

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    • 500 ml boiling water
    • 25 ml butter
    • 150 ml cinnamon sugar, mix 4t ground cinnamon with 1 cup sugar


    1. 1
      Sift together dry ingredients in a bowl.
    2. 2
      Blend in margarine/butter with fingertips until mixture attains crumbled consistency.
    3. 3
      Beat together egg and milk and mix with flour mixture until soft (but not stiff)dough - add more milk as necessary to achieve right consistency.
    4. 4
      Preheat oven to 120C (220F).
    5. 5
      Heat water and 25ml butter in 4 litre (4-quart) pot to boiling and drop spoonsful of dough mixture into boiling water/butter.
    6. 6
      Place lid on pot and boil for 15 minutes - do NOT lift lid to peek!
    7. 7
      Remove dumplings with slotted spoon and place in ovenproof dish or bowl (preferably glass) with lid. Liberally sprinkle with cinnamon sugar.
    8. 8
      Add remaining cinnamon sugar to water in pot and bring to boil.
    9. 9
      Pour cinnamon syrup over dumplings, replace lid and place in preheated oven until serving - at least 30min.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on April 24, 2007


      These are better than my mother's, and that is high praise indeed. They are superb, tender and featherlight. They would make great dumplings in soup or a stew (say with some chopped onion and parsley or other herbs stirred into the dough), just using the dough. I would add a touch less salt when I make them as sweet dumplings again, and use 3 cups of water to cook them in, because I found that they had soaked up almost all the water when they were cooked, so I had to add more water to make the syrup. Brilliant!

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    Nutritional Facts for Souskluitjies (Dumplings in Cinnamon Syrup)

    Serving Size: 1 (254 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 462.3
    Calories from Fat 218
    Total Fat 24.2 g
    Saturated Fat 6.9 g
    Cholesterol 69.0 mg
    Sodium 684.8 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 56.4 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.8 g
    Sugars 30.1 g
    Protein 5.9 g

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