Clootie Dumpling

Ingredients

6 ounces Brown breadcrumps
6 ounces Suet
1 teaspoon Bicarbonate soda
2 teaspoons Cinnamon
1 teaspoon Ginger
4 ounces Currants
6 ounces Sultanas
4 ounces Soft dark brown sugar, (4 oz)
2 tablespoons Syrup

Preparation

1
Place cloot in boiling water.
2
Mix all ingredients well with milk to make a fairly soft consistency.
3
Wring out cloot, lay flat, dredge well with flour, smooth with hands for even spread.
4
Place mixture on cloot, gather ends evenly, leaving room to expand, tie with string.
5
Select large pot to allow covering dumpling with water.
6
Put a plate in pot bottom, put cloot with mixture on top.
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Simmer dumpling 2 - 3 hours.
8
Remove from pot, put in colander in sink.
9
Untie string, gently pull corners of cloot apart.
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Put a plate over dumpling in colander, turn over.
11
Carefully peel cloot away from one corner, serve steaming hot.
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Serves 1 family.
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NOTES : This is a very popular Scottish treat and is considered to exemplify a mother's love for her children. Clootie means a little cloth; the dumpling is cooked in a cloot, or cloth; a plain linen dish towel would do the job.
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This recipe is one of the finest.

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Yield:

8.0 servings

Added:

February 11, 2010

Creator:

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