Since making these I have created different variations for these which I have suggested at the bottom of this recipe for those of you who fancy a little different taste to your sweet dumplings.
They take less than an hour to make and can also be made completely vegan. I can see myself making these for many years to come and will most likely be eating even more of these throughout October. Find out how to make your very own Pumpkin Spice Fudge Dumplings below:
2 Tablespoons of brown sugar
1/2 Teaspoon of salt
1 Teaspoon of ground cinnamon (sweet cinnamon preferable)
3/4 Teaspoon of ground ginger
1/2 Teaspoon of ground cloves
250g Self Raising Flour
2 Tablespoons of Olive Oil
First you'll need to preheat the oven to 190 Degrees C/375 Degrees F/ Gas Mark 5.
Sieve the flour into a bowl and add all of the spices, sugar and salt into the flour. Mix together and then add the oil. Mix once again and then with a jug of cold water, add a small amount to the mix and keep mixing more water into the mix until you get a dough that isn't sticky but easy to roll. You might need to use your hand to really mix it all together but try not to mix it too much as you'll remove all of the air from the dough.
Once mixed tear off a small amount and roll out into a circle (The diameter of a standard mug) around 1cm thickness and place one cube of fudge into the centre of your rolled out dough. Wrap the dough around the fudge cube to make a ball. Continue to do this until you have no dough left.
Place the dumplings onto some greaseproof paper and place into the oven for around 20-25 minutes. You'll want them to rise to a good height but don't take them out too early as they will sink. The fudge inside will melt during cooking to create a nice runny centre. I did sprinkle my dumplings with a little brown sugar before placing into the oven but this is completely optional.
Once they have risen take them out the oven and leave to cool for around 5 minutes. I do recommend serving these as soon as possible to enjoy the runny fudge centre. Enjoy!
Why not place a marshmallow and cube of chocolate inside the dumpling to make pumpkin spice S'mores dumplings instead?
Another great way to enjoy these is either making Cinnamon Frosting or even Pumpkin Spice Cream Cheese Frosting. Place this over the dumplings or in a small bowl for easy dipping!
Replace the inside with any vegan alternative to make these 100% vegan. The dumpling mix itself uses no animal products so it's already vegan.