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Clootie

Scottish appellation for the devil. [Scot. Folklore: Leach, 353]
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Frances had not only made the finest scones I've ever tasted, she'd made paradise slices, yeast bread, gypsy creams, fruit loaf, pate, a variety of jams and chutneys and a clootie dumpling to show.
The Company believed it was time to improve the basic recipe for the Clootie Dumpling by adding more Whisky to give it a more Scottish flavour, marmalade, ginger, spices and a selection of fine vine fruits.
The great-gran, from Lenzie, near Glasgow, said: "I've always loved cooking and baking but clootie dumpling is my favourite and what I'm famous for doing best.
But Jill has now turned her attention to the clootie dumpling after wininng a top award and pounds 10,000.
PERHAPS your granny has a favourite recipe for clootie dumpling or you make marvellous mince and tatties.
Frank's recipe was a clootie dumpling, which was sitting on a table next to the stage the shape and weight of a curling stone.
It included pictures of Alex Auntie Vicki's Clootie Dumpling 2tbsp treacle 2tbsp syrup 4 eggs About half a cup of milk 1tsp cream of tartar 1tsp ginger 1tsp cinnamon 1tsp mixed spice 1lb mixed dried fruit INGREDIENTS 1lb plain flour Half lb suet 1 cup sugar 1tsp baking soda METHOD 1.
Dessert is a topic for debate with three dishes featuring at most Burns Suppers: Tipsy Laird, cranachan and clootie dumpling.
The third course, lubricated by more whisky, could be either sherry trifle or clootie dumpling (or, as the London Evening Standard had it earlier this week, "sweetened linen pudding".
I even got a piece of clootie dumpling to take home from one of the ladies.
We felt that Valentine's Day was the ideal opportunity to commemorate his trip with something special and Gary Moore has come up with this delicious version of Scotland's Clootie Dumpling dessert.