Souskluitjies (Dumplings in Cinnamon Syrup)

Recipe by GT in SA
READY IN: 35mins




  • Sift together dry ingredients in a bowl.
  • Blend in margarine/butter with fingertips until mixture attains crumbled consistency.
  • 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.
  • Preheat oven to 120C (220F).
  • Heat water and 25ml butter in 4 litre (4-quart) pot to boiling and drop spoonsful of dough mixture into boiling water/butter.
  • Place lid on pot and boil for 15 minutes - do NOT lift lid to peek!
  • Remove dumplings with slotted spoon and place in ovenproof dish or bowl (preferably glass) with lid. Liberally sprinkle with cinnamon sugar.
  • Add remaining cinnamon sugar to water in pot and bring to boil.
  • Pour cinnamon syrup over dumplings, replace lid and place in preheated oven until serving - at least 30min.