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Orange Syrup Dumplings

Recipes for Home and Restaurant

by Nadine Lloyd

Orange Syrup Dumplings Recipe by Nadine Lloyd


(Serves 4-6)


  • 1 cup powdered full-cream milk

  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon – ground

  • ¼ teaspoon ginger – ground

  • ½ cup self-rising flour

  • 2 teaspoons orange zest

  • ¼ cup cream

  • ¼ cup full cream milk

  • Canola oil for deep frying

Orange Syrup:

  • Zest from 1 orange

  • ¼ cup fresh orange juice

  • 1 cinnamon stick

  • ½ teaspoon fresh ginger – grated

  • 1½ cups boiling water

  • ½ cup sugar

  • ½ cup honey


In a medium-sized bowl, mix the powdered milk, ground cinnamon, ground ginger, flour, and zest together.

Add the cream and milk.

Mix until sticky and well combined.

In a medium-sized saucepan, add enough oil for deep frying.

Heat the oil to medium. (Around 150°C (302°F).

Test the oil by placing half a teaspoon-sized ball of batter into the oil.


A ball of batter should take around 1-2 minutes to turn golden brown and be cooked through.

Add half teaspoon-sized batter to the oil.

Once cooked through, transfer the dumplings to a bowl lined with paper towel.

Set aside.

Orange Syrup:

In a small saucepan, add the orange zest, orange juice, cinnamon stick, ginger, and water.

Stir through.

Allow resting for 5 minutes to infuse the flavours.

Add in the sugar and honey.

Stir over medium heat until the sugar and honey have dissolved.

Bring to the boil, then immediately reduce the heat, and allow to simmer for 5 minutes.

Stir occasionally.

Remove from heat and strain the liquid into a large bowl.

Add the dumplings to the bowl. 

Gently stir through.

Strain the sauce into a small serving jug.

Serve immediately along with the hot sauce and vanilla ice cream.

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