Souskluitjies (Sweet Dumplings) Recipe

2 years ago written by

The perfect comfort food made in a short time. Lovely, light and fluffy for those rainy or winter evenings!



  • 1 cup / 201 grams sugar
  • ½ Cup / 113 grams butter
  • 3 large cups boiling water
  • 1 Cinnamon Stick

Ingredients Batter:

  • 1 cup / 201 grams sugar
  • ¼ cup  / 57 grams butter – melted
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 cups / 384 grams Self-raising flour – Sifted
  • 100ml water
  • Cinnamon sugar (optional)


  1. Before you make the dumpling batter, combine the water, sugar, butter and cinnamon stick in a large saucepan/pan over medium heat.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk the sugar and melted butter, then add the eggs and beat until smooth and creamy, Sift in the flour
  3. Add the water and mix well.
  4. When the syrup is warm but not boiling, remove the cinnamon stick and place teaspoons of the batter into the liquid, they will expand quite a bit.
  5. Cover the saucepan with a lid and allow the dumplings to steam for 5 to 15 minutes.
  6. The dumplings are ready when they are firm, if not, let them steam for another few minutes.
  7. Gently remove them with a slotted spoon and sprinkle over a little cinnamon sugar. (optional)


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