This is a traditional boiled pudding made with suet and fruit. It's wrapped in a cloth called a cloot.
For the cloth, try using an old pillowcase, a square of muslin or a large tea towel.
This is a great recipe! Just like you get in Scotland. Service with cream, custard or your favourite sauce. I've tried brown sugar, lemon, rum, whisky. All are great! - 10 Sep 2001 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
I love this recipe - my granny always made it for birthdays in the family! I find that an apple chopped into the mixture really enhances it and makes it that little bit softer. Served warmed with milk is the best way to eat a clootie dumpling! - 13 Jan 2008 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
Best tasting and easiest recipe I've found. Tips: Place a saucer upside down in your pot before you drop in the dumpling. This will prevent your "cloot" or cloth from sticking to the bottom of the pan. We love Clootie dumpling sliced and fried in butter for breakfast with our bacon and eggs! If there's white and black pudding and square slice sausage with beans, all the better!!! - 30 May 2011 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)