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Clootie Dumpling

A traditional Scottish spiced fruit pudding, flavoured with black treacle, apple, ginger, spices and sometimes whisky - although this is more generally drunk copiously with the dumpling rather than used as an ingredient. It's somewhere in style between a Christmas pudding and a haggis - indeed in past times it was often steamed with the haggis.

The name comes from 'cloot/clout' an old fashioned Scottish word for cloth.

Clooties were served on 'Daft Days' between Christmas and the New Year as well as on Burn's Night (25th January). See "Daft Days"; our Recipe and 'Mail Order Section'

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