Place cloot in boiling water.
Mix all ingredients well with milk to make a fairly soft consistency.
Wring out cloot, lay flat, dredge well with flour, smooth with hands for even spread.
Place mixture on cloot, gather ends evenly, leaving room to expand, tie with string.
Select large pot to allow covering dumpling with water.
Simmer dumpling 2 - 3 hours.
Remove from pot, put in colander in sink.
Untie string, gently pull corners of cloot apart.
Serves 1 family.
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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