I thought this dumpling recipe was interesting because sweet dumplings are usually just flour and water balls that you drop into a golden syrup sauce in a pot on the stovetop. These are a mix of flour, rice, milk and golden syrup and are cooked in a butterscotch sauce in the oven. I haven’t made them yet, but from the picture they look really good.
This recipe was in a Kraft Vegemite recipe booklet and have the unusual combination of vegemite and crunch peanut butter, not two ingredients you’d expect to find in a meatball. But from a gluten free perspective the peanut butter is a great substitute for flour to hold the meatball together and the almond coating does the same thing and adds a crunch. Worth a try?
There’s two things I like about this recipe. Firstly, the combination of apples and raspberries together in the filling – I like the sweetness of the apples and the tartness of the raspberries. And, secondly the addition of rice bran in the crumble mix. I find some crumbles a bit dull, but the mix of rice bran, rolled oats and crushed nuts makes this one tasty.
I know going into winter is hardly the right time to post an ice-cream recipe, but for some people it doesn’t matter how cold it is it’s never too cold for a bowl of ice-cream. This one has the added bonus of crunch peanut butter and chocolate, so who cares if it’s cold outside turn the heating up and enjoy it……………