Clootie Dumpling Recipe

Add this yummy Clootie Dumpling recipe to your platter in the holiday season. Learn how to make/prepare Clootie Dumpling by following this easy recipe.
Clootie Dumpling Recipe
Preparation Time 25 Minutes
Cooking Time 120 Minutes
Difficulty Difficult
Recipe Type Veg.
Serves 6
  • 10 oz Plain Flour
  • 5 oz Suet
  • 6 oz Dark Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Bicarbonate Of Soda
  • 1 tsp Cream Of Tartar
  • 8 oz Sultanas
  • 1/2 Pint Of Milk (Approximately)
  • 6 oz Currants
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp Ground Ginger
  • 1/2 tsp Mixed Spice
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • Pepper (to taste)
  • Square of Muslin Cloth (thin)
How to make Clootie Dumpling:
  • Take a large bowl and mix all the ingredients in it, along with milk (except muslin cloth).
  • Mix well, until it becomes soft.
  • Now, take the muslin cloth and steep it in the boiling water.
  • Allow it to cool and then wring out water from it.
  • Spread the cloth on the kitchen table and liberally sprinkle flour on the inside.
  • Now, take a large bowl and spread cloth over it.
  • Pour the flour-mixture on the cloth and evenly tie the four corners together, with a string. Make sure to leave some space for the mixture to expand.
  • Put this dumpling on the plate, places over a pan, which has been filled with boiling water.
  • Keep the pan on simmer flame for two approximately hours. Don't let the pan dry and keep on adding water to it.
  • When the dumpling gets cooked, carefully turn it out, on a hot ashet.
  • Serve with custard sauce.