Great Granny Kerr's Traditional Scottish Clootie Dumpling
Get a large stockpot of water on to boil before you start, so the water is ready for the dumpling. Place a plate on the bottom of the pan, so the dumpling can bounce off that, rather than the bottom of the pan.
4oz shredded suet
3 tablespoons of sugar
3 large handfuls of raisins (or sultanas or dried fruit)
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon all spice or mixed spice
1 teaspoon ginger
Mix all of the above dry ingredients together in a large bowl, then add:
1 large tablespoon of treacle
1 large dessertspoon of syrup
Enough milk to bind the mix together into a soft consistency without it going mushy.
Have you had your dumpling this year?