What is a Clootie Dumpling?
Do you know what a Clootie Dumpling is?
It is a wonderful Scottish fruit pudding that is cooked in a unique way.
All ingredients, once mixed to the perfect consistency are placed in a freshly boiled Cloot (cloth) that has been sprinkled with flour.
The flour is what forms the delicious “skin” around the outside of the Clootie dumpling after being boiled for hours.
The making of Clootie Dumpling dates back before the first recipe which was first published in 1747.
Due to time constraints today, few people have the time available to practice the art of Clootie making, keeping the tradition and heritage alive.
History & Folklore of Scottish Clootie Dumplings
The tradition of Clootie Dumpling making is centuries old. Originally ” Clootie Dumplings ” would have had charms and coins added into the recipe so that diners would receive a piece of luck for the future. Finding a coin would mean wealth, a ring signified marriage and a wishbone promised the finder their heart’s desire. The man who found the button and the woman who found the thimble would stay together. Unfortunately, this is the one part of the recipe we have to miss out.
Once you have tasted our Clootie Dumplings we hope you find Clootie McToot to be your future favourite pudding.
No longer do you have to spend hours of your precious time preparing and cooking your Clootie Dumpling. You do not even have to visit Scotland to secure them as they are now available to purchase online via our website. Click below to order our delicious Clootie Dumpling. We ship worldwide!.