Middle Eastern Spiced Dumplings Recipe

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The Kitchen (The home of Delicious Arabic Food) invites you to try  Middle Eastern spiced dumplings recipe. Enjoy the Arabic cuisine and learn how to make  Middle Eastern spiced dumplings.

Who can resist dumplings, especially ones with a Middle Eastern twist? Your family will feel like they’re in Turkey when they wolf down these delights. Ingredients

1/2 cup pistachios, chopped (optional)
Vanilla ice cream, to serve


2 cups self-raising flour
50g butter, chopped
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
1/2 cup milk
1 egg
1 egg yolk


1/2 cup caster sugar
1 vanilla bean or 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
100g golden syrup
50g honey
1/4 cup rose water or 2 tablespoons rose essence
1 orange, juice and zest
20g butter
1 1/2 cups water


Step 1
To make syrup combine golden syrup, honey, sugar, vanilla, rose water, orange zest and juice, butter and water in a large saucepan that has a fitted lid, place over medium heat and stir to dissolve sugar and combine well. tain medium heat.

Step 2
Meanwhile make dumplings combine flour, butter, spices and rub together using the tips of your fingers in a large bowl to form fine bread crumbs. Add milk and egg then mix well to combine.

Step 3
Take a golf-ball-sized portion of dough and shape into a ball. Repeat with reing dough.

Step 4
Place dough balls into hot syrup, cover with fitted lid and cook for 10 – 15 minutes, turning dumplings carefully with a large spoon after 5 minutes. Dumplings should look puffed and when cut open cooked through.

Step 5
Serve hot dumplings with a few tablespoons of syrup, vanilla ice cream and pistachios.

Coles – Christmas 2013
Recipe by Dani Venn

happy cooking.

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