A recipe for “clootie dumplings” and a lovely Scottish memory for St Andrew’s Day

Helena Fairfax

St Andrew is the patron saint of Scotland and today, 30th November, is St Andrew’s Day –  and I have the perfect guest and the perfect recipe to celebrate!

Lizzie Lamb is a Scottish author and her fiction is set in lovely Scotland. Lizzie’s joined me here today with a recipe for the fabulous sounding Scottish “clootie dumpling”. Welcome, Lizzie – I can’t wait to find out just what this is!

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lizzie lamb, helena fairfaxI only have to unscrew a jar of cinnamon and I’m seven years old again, making my way home from school through the deep snow of a Scottish winter. But I don’t mind the cold because I know that there’s Clootie Dumpling waiting for me. Not Lord Snooty’s Christmas pudding, as dark and round as Guy Fawkes’s bomb – I mean Clootie Dumpling, its bigger, more substantial Scottish cousin, a cross between a Quatermass Experiment…

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