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Banana Brown Sugar Dumplings #uglybutdelicious

This bake was one very close to my heart. 
My parents (like all parents) were fighting a losing battle to get us kids to eat fruit and veg... I really dug my heels in when it came to greens, but I never had any objections to banana, not because I liked bananas in particular, but because it always came cut up in little pieces with a sprinkle of brown sugar on top. Admittedly, not the healthiest of things to do to a fruit, but it got us to eat it! Maybe mum should have tried that trick on my peas as well.... 

So these are a little, okay, a lot further towards unhealthy than a fresh banana with a little sugar on top, but my god are they yummy! They’re soo good in fact that I've had to implement a new rule.... No baking when hungry!! I ate waay too much batter, and then waay too many dumplings. I don't think I'll be needing dinner tonight!

MY TIPS FOR MASTERING THIS BAKE 
#1 When incorporating eggs into any batter, whisk them lightly with a fork before adding them to the batter! This way, you won't end up with streaks of egg white through your batter and avoid eggy chunks in your finished product.

#2 Uniformity... it's just not going to happen, the batter is super gooey, so it won't form a perfect shape no-matter how hard your try! Hence the hashtag 'uglybutdelicious'. You could try utilizing a cookie scoop to get somewhat uniform and round dumplings.. but I like my rustic ones!

#3 In between batches, use your sieve to scoop any little dregs of batter out of the syrup to avoid them burning. You will be serving this syrup with the dumplings once they're done, so you don't want it to taste burnt!

#4 I would suggest cooking your dumplings in batches of no more than three at a time. Overcrowding the saucepan could cause a drop in the temperature of the syrup and prevent your dumplings from cooking evenly.

#5 These dumplings will re-heat okay if need be, but they're best served fresh from the saucepan.
  

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BANANA BROWN SUGAR DUMPLINGS #UGLYBUTDELICIOUS

prep time: 15 minscook time: 60 minstotal time: 75 mins
My favourite snack as a kid was banana and brown sugar, these are a little, okay, a lot further towards unhealthy than a fresh banana with a little sugar on top, but my god are they yummy!

ingredients:

Syrup
2 1/2 cups brown sugar
750ml water
60g unsalted butter

Dumplings
1 1/4 cups self-raising flour
40g unsalted butter (small cubes)
1/3 cup caster sugar
1 egg
1/3 cup full cream milk
2 large bananas (mashed)

instructions:

In a medium mixing bowl, combine caster sugar and sifted flour.

Using your fingertips, rub 40g butter into your dry ingredients until thoroughly combined and mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. 

Combine egg and milk into a jug or small bowl and whisk together with a fork until thoroughly combined (there are no egg streaks through the milk). 

Create a well in the centre of your mixing bowl, pour in your egg/milk mixture and mashed banana, and combine to form a soft batter.  Set Aside

Place brown sugar, water and 60g butter in a large saucepan (at least 20cm diameter).
Stir occasionally over a medium heat until the sugar has dissolved, and the butter is melted.
Bring syrup to the boil and immediately lower to a simmer. 

Using two dessert-spoons or a cookie baller, gently drop spoonfuls of batter into the simmering syrup, I would suggest a maximum of three dumplings at a time. 

Leave dumplings to simmer for 10 minutes, then flip them over and cook for another 10 minutes. 

Plate dumplings into a shallow bowl, spoon syrup over the top and serve hot! 

NOTES:

EQUIPMENT 
large mixing bowl 
small mixing bowl
large saucepan  
sieve
fork 
x2 desert spoons of a cookie baller
spatula
hand masher 

VIEW ORIGINAL BLOG POST LINKED BELOW FOR MY TIPS FOR MASTERING THIS BAKE
calories
399
fat (grams)
8.8
carbs (grams)
79.6
protein (grams)
3.2
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