• Clootie Dumpling

Clootie Dumpling

The weather is wet, windy and miserable today so I decided to cheer us up by baking a clootie dumpling. A traditional Scottish dessert, it’s made with flour, oatmeal, sultanas, currants, suet, sugar and spices with some milk and golden syrup to bind it. Ingredients are mixed well into a dough, then wrapped up in a cloot (cloth), placed in a large pan of boiling water and simmered for a couple of hours before being lifted out and dried in an oven. Real comfort food. The best bit is the skin!

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