Scottish Dumpling

Scottish Dumpling


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About this recipe: My granny's clootie dumpling brought into the 21st century is no longer hours on end cooking, but just ten minutes in microwave! She makes it every year on Hogmanay.


Serves: 8 

  • 225ml (8 fl oz) water
  • 150g (5 oz) caster sugar
  • 1 tablespoon mixed spice
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 225g (8 oz) chopped mixed dried fruit
  • 200g (7 oz) sultanas
  • 225g (8 oz) butter
  • 250g (9 oz) plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 2 eggs, beaten

Prep:5min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:15min 

  1. In a saucepan, combine the water, sugar, mixed spice, cinnamon, mixed fruit, sultanas and butter. Bring to the boil and let simmer for one minute. Remove from the heat and stir in the flour, bicarbonate of soda and eggs. Pour into a microwave-safe bowl.
  2. Place the bowl in the microwave, uncovered. Cook for 10 minutes on full power. Let stand for 5 minutes. Serve warm with your favourite custard.

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Reviews (7)


hey this recipe is pure brilliant,i tried to make my nanas cloothie dumpling and i allways wasted everything the water always got in and i did not have a coal fire to dry it out! so from one celtic supporter to another YOU SAVED THE DAY AND A BIG THANKS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR TO AND YOURS! - 03 Jan 2009


Altered ingredient amounts. 2 oz less water, and put in 2 oz brandy - 19 Apr 2010


Bit too stodgy and not similar to 'real' clootie. - 30 Sep 2012

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