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This Friday, 25th January, Scotland celebrates the life of poet Robert Burns with Burns Night. Time to get out your kilt, pour a glass of whisky and dance The Gay Gordons! As well as indulging in a plate of haggis, neeps and tatties, why not take the opportunity to try another truly Scottish dish – clootie dumplings!
A clootie dumpling is a traditional boiled pudding, made with dried fruits, spices and suet and is delicious served hot with custard. Its pretty easy to make at home and gets its name from the cloth that its cooked in, so you will need a large cloth to bake it in such as a square of muslin, a large tea towel or even a pillowcase.
500g self-raising flour
500g dried fruit (such as currants, sultanas and raisins)
125g suet, grated
1 large egg, lightly beaten
½ tsp mixed spice
½ tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp baking powder
1 pinch salt
1 tbsp golden syrup
Getting into the party mood? It is still not too late to book a last minute cottage in Scotland for this weekend! Give us a call or search our website for a last minute break for Burns night.