Where does Clootie Dumpling originate?
|Place of origin||Scotland|
|Main ingredients||Flour, bread crumbs, dried fruit (currants, raisins, sultanas), suet, sugar, spices, milk|
|Cookbook: Clootie dumpling|
What is the difference between Clootie Dumpling and Christmas pudding?
How is it different from a Christmas pudding? If you look back far enough you will find the origins of a clootie dumpling are really just a plum, or Christmas, pudding. Clootie dumpling, however, is plainer, not as rich and has a lighter texture.
How long can you keep a Clootie Dumpling?
The best place to store your Clootie Dumpling is in a cold dark place; we always recommend the refrigerator once you have taken your Clootie Dumpling out of the vacuum bag store in the fridge for 2-3 days or freeze.
What kind of fabric is used for Clootie dumplings?
The name ‘clootie’ comes from the cloth that the dumpling is cooked inside. Use any kind of cloth – a large piece of white cotton, linen or muslin is ieal.
Why do Celts hang rags on trees?
The ‘cloots’ of the clootie well are scraps of cloth hung from trees surrounding a sacred well or spring. Those afflicted with an illness or injury would wash an affected area with water from the well, then attach their cloth to the tree, the idea being that as it rotted and faded away so did their affliction.
What does Cloot mean in Scottish?
1 Scottish : a cloven hoof. 2 Cloots plural, Scottish : clootie.
What is fruit pudding made of?
Fruit pudding is a Scottish dish which is a mixture of wheat or oatmeal flour or breadcrumbs, beef suet, brown sugar, currants, raisins, sultanas, salt and cinnamon, formed into the shape of a large sausage. Normally cut into slices and fried, it is an optional feature of the traditional Scottish breakfast.
How long can you keep fruit dumpling?
I am often asked how long will Clootie Dumpling keep for and stored? It never lasts long in our household because we love to eat it quickly! However many chefs and bakers recommend no longer than two months depending on the conditions it is kept.
How do I make dumplings in the microwave?
How to cook dumplings in the microwave
- Place frozen dumplings in a microwave safe bowl.
- Fill the bowl with hot tap water so dumplings are completely covered with water.
- Cover the bowl and microwave on high for 3-4 minutes for up to 10 dumplings.
- Drain water from the bowl.
- Serve with your favourite dipping sauce.
How do you reheat Clootie dumplings?
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).
What does the Scottish word Clootie mean?
chiefly Scotland. —used as a name of the devil.
Why do people tie fabric on trees?
Stuart: Cloth (of any colour) tied to trees is an ancient tradition throughout the UK and Ireland. The cloth is a sort of physical representation of a prayer or wish in which the help of Nature Spirits and Deities is asked for.
Where does the clootie dumpling come from?
A pudding steeped in Scottish history, the humble clootie dumpling dates back to 18th Century Scotland where it’s focal ingredients such as dried fruits, oats and suet could be found cheaply and in abundance.
How long can you Keep A clootie dumpling?
If stored properly, an uncut Clootie Dumpling can be stored for up to two months. The use of cloth as a wrapper for cooking pudding in dates back to the 1600s. Before that, animal intestines were used.
Can You steam a clootie dumpling in a pudding basin?
You could potentially steam a clootie dumpling in a pudding basin but it would no longer be a clootie dumpling. A glutinous ‘skin’ forms on the outside of the dumpling as a result of being boiled in a cloth, and this is what gives clootie dumpling its character.
Can you eat a clootie dumpling on Boxing Day?
Traditionally when the cloth was removed the clootie dumpling would be left to dry out before the fire to form a crust on the outside. Today, an oven does the best job for drying it out. If you make one this size you will likely have some leftover, so you can eat it for Breakfast on Boxing day.