This is a traditional Scottish dish. Made for after Christmas dinner, the remainder was kept for Hogmanay. In years gone by it was wrapped in cloth and steamed in a pot. The old six penny was wrapped in wax paper and cooked into the dumpling mixture, where it was good luck to find one in your slice of the dumpling. This recipe is made in the microwave and is much quicker and still has the same tasteful flavour. You will need 1 pot, 2 pint pudding bowl, cling film.
There is NO proven link between microwaving with cling film or any other plastics and an increase in cancer risk. This article from Cancer Research explains : http://info.cancerresearchuk.org/healthyliving/cancercontroversies/Plasticbottles/ - 31 Dec 2011
Loved it, really easy to make. Mine took about 15 minutes. - 24 Jan 2015
Please do not use clingfilm in a microwave or any plastic as there is evidence the heat makes the plastic carcogenic (can cause cancer) - 05 Oct 2009