Clootie dumpling
Clootie dumpling
Place of originScotland
Main ingredientsFlour, dried fruit (currants, raisins, sultanas), suet, sugar, spices, milk

A clootie dumpling is a traditional Scottish pudding made with flour, breadcrumbs, dried fruit (currants, raisins, sultanas), suet, sugar and spices with some milk to bind it. Ingredients are mixed well into a dough, then wrapped up in a floured cloth (the clootie), placed in a large pan of boiling water and simmered for a few hours before being lifted out and dried near the fire or in an oven.[1] Recipes vary from region to region.

"Clootie dumpling" has also been used as a nickname for the logo of the Scottish National Party.[2]


  1. ^ Cropley, May. "Clootie Dumpling Recipe". Archived from the original on 13 September 2008. Retrieved 20 July 2008.
  2. ^ Chalabi, Mona (30 March 2015). "A Glossary Of U.K. Politics, From Ashcroft To Whips". FiveThirtyEight. Retrieved 19 April 2015.