Clootie Dumpling (3) Collection

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    Clootie Dumpling Clootie (Clothed) Dumpling Clootie Dumpling
    (spiced fruit dumpling)

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    Title: Clootie Dumpling Categories: Dessert, Scottish Yield:
    4 servings

    4 oz Flour: self-rising 2 oz White breadcrumbs 3 oz Suet;
    shredded 2 oz Sultanas 2 oz Currants 2 oz Brown sugar; soft
    1 Tbsp Golden syrup
    1/2 oz Mixed spices 1 Egg; slightly beaten 4 oz Milk

    Grease a 3 pint pudding basin. Mix all the dry ingredients
    in a large bowl. Stir in the egg, syrup and milk to make a
    soft consistency. Fill the basin with the mixture, leaving
    plenty of room for the pudding to swell. Cover with a layer
    of greaseproof paper buttered on both sides and cover and
    seal with kitchen foil. Place on a heatproof plate in a
    large saucepan. Fill the pan with water halfway up side of
    the basin. Cover and simmer for 2 hours. Top up with boiling
    water as necessary. Turn out onto a large plate. Serve with
    warm syrup and whipped cream. Serves 4.

    Favorite Scottish Recipes -- Johanna Mathie Posted by The
    WEE Scot -- Paul MacGregor


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    Title: Clootie (Clothed) Dumpling Categories: Dessert Yield:
    1 servings

    1 lb Self Raising White Flour 1 Teacup of Breadcrumbs 1
    Teacup of White Sugar 1 Teacup of Shredded Suet
    2/2 lb Currants
    3/4 lb Raisins 1 Grated Cooking Apple 1 Grated (medium
    sized) Carrot 1 Teaspoon Mixed Spice 1 oz Warmed
    Black Treacle
    4/2 tsp Salt
    5/2 pint Cold Milk ---Custard Sauce--- 1 pint Fresh Milk 2
    Large Egg Yolks 1 oz Castor Sugar Fine cut strips Lemon
    Rind -(Avoid the white pith as -it sours milk) Drop of
    Vanilla Essence

    You also need a square of lint free clean cotton cloth to
    wrap the ingredients in. Over here we use a new drying cloth
    purchased for that purpose.

    Dumpling Mix Flour, Sugar, Breadcrumbs, Suet, Salt, Spice.
    Add grated Carrot, Apple and Dried Fruit. Mix well with,
    clean :), hands, then add Warmed treacle and the milk. Stir
    well until blended.

    Place the cloth in boiling water. Remove it and dust it with
    flour. In case you didn't know - the very hot wet cloth and
    flour makes a seal which prevents water, used later, getting
    into the mix while cooking.

    Place the mixture onto the middle of the cloth. Get hold
    of opposite corners and tie securely leaving room for the
    dumpling to swell. Place it, knotted end up, in a large
    pan of rapidly boiling water. Boils steadily for around
    three and a half hours. When cooked unwrap it gently -
    careful, it'll be hot! Place the dumpling in a hot oven
    for 10 minutes to dry the outside. Eat while it's hot (the
    way I like
    it), or leave it to go cold and eat it like cake.

    Custard Sauce Warm -don't boil - the milk with the lemon
    rind. Let it stand for a few minutes to extract the lemon
    flavour. Mix egg yolks and sugar to a liquid. Remove
    Lemon strips and pour the warm milk sloooowly over the
    Egg mix. Strain this mix into a pan previously rinsed
    with COLD water. Cook gently, stirring like crazy, until
    the mixture thickens to a real creamy consistency. DO NOT
    BOIL!!!!! I find that if the pan is placed inside another
    of hot water the sauce does not go lumpy on me! Pour the
    Custard into a bowl and stir in a drop of vanilla. Serve
    hot over the pudding - Or leave it to cool and eat it
    that way. If you decide to let it cool then stir
    frequently or a skin will form.

    Please note!!!

    All Measurements Are In English Not U.S. Conversion Table

    Three quarters of a U.S cup = 1 English Teacup One and half
    U.S teaspoons = 1 English teaspoon One U.S pint = 16 fluid
    ozs. One English pint = 20 fluid ozs.

    Just to make it more interesting, over here we are just
    changing over to metric so 1/2 English pint became 2.8
    decilitres & 1lb is now 453.5 grammes. Fun it aint!


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    Title: Clootie Dumpling (spiced fruit dumpling) Categories:
    Dessert Yield: 8 servings

    4 oz Wholemeal flour 6 oz Fine brown breadcrumbs 4 oz Beef
    suet, finely chopped -(butter may be substituted) 1 tsp
    Baking powder 1 tsp Ground cinnamon 1 tsp Ground ginger 1
    tsp Ground nutmeg 1 tsp Ground cumin 4 oz Sultanas 4 oz
    Currants 2 Tbsp Black treacle 2 Eggs 1 Large cooking apple
    Juice and zest of one lemon Fresh orange juice to mix A
    square of cotton or linen cloth, about 22 inches square,

    Boil the cloth for a few minutes and then spread it out on a
    table (use tongs etc. to prevent burning yourself). quickly
    sprinkle with about a tablespoonful of wholemeal flour and
    toss the flour to coat the main centre of the cloth quite
    thickly. Stir the treacle into the eggs and then place into
    a bowl with all the other ingredients and mix to a stiff
    consistency with a little water. Place in the centre of the
    cloth. Bring up the edges and tie with a string, leaving a
    little space for expansion due to the inclusion of the
    baking powder. Hold the tied ends and pat the cloth into a
    round shape. Place the pudding into a pot of boiling water,
    which should come halfway up the side. Cover and simmer
    gently for 4 hours. Occasionally check and top up the water
    if necessary. Once the pudding is cooked plunge it into cold
    water for about one minute to release it from the cloth.
    Remove the pudding to a bowl and untie, cover with a plate
    and reverse it. Peel off the cloth and place the pudding
    into a hot oven to dry off the skin Serve hot with any
    accompaniment to like (custard, brandy butter etc.). Any left-
    over Clootie dumpling may be sliced and fried, alternatively
    wrap in foil and re-heat in an oven (if re-heating in a
    microwave oven do not wrap in foil).

    NB. If this dumpling is being made for Christmas or New Year
    a few silver coins can be added to the mixture (wrapped
    in foil) for the children to find but be careful when
    serving to young children!


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