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.
I agree that cootie Dumplings are fabulous, but I don’t think this recipe has enough liquids in it. I started making it using your recipe and had to add more liquids. I ended up going to some Scottish websites to work out how to adjust the recipe. - 13 Dec 2017
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)