A delicious twist on a classic!

As much as I enjoy creme brulee and delicious pastries I would trade them all for a plate of warm goolgoola’s any day!

My grandmother used to make these for me as a kid, and if I’m being honest she’d make them for me as an adult too! She made the best goolgoolas and they’d always turn out perfectly round which amazed me because I still struggle with getting them shaped perfectly even after years of trying.

My Recipe is slightly different than hers, it contains mashed pumpkin, mixed spice, and cinnamon – YUM!

I’m pleased to say that after much trial and error with this recipe I have finally got it right, they are so delicious and got wiped out within minutes – this recipe is a definite must-try!

Serve with a light dusting of icing sugar and a side of golden syrup.

Pumpkin Goolgoolas


125 g of cooked pumpkin, pureed

113 g self-raising flour

25 g castor sugar or swop for light brown sugar

1 large egg

60 g milk

1/2 teaspoon mixed spice

1 teaspoon cinnamon powder

Oil for frying


  1. Heat the oil on medium heat in a medium-sized saucepan.
  2. Combine all the ingredients and mix until you have a smooth batter.
  3. Fry spoonfuls of the batter until golden brown approximately 2-3 minutes.
  4. Remove from the oil and allow to drain on a kitchen towel.
  5. Dust with icing sugar and serve warm. 
  6. Enjoy!

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