QUOTE (john.mcn @ 1st Mar 2015, 03:52pm)
clootie dumpling was wrapped up in a cloth/cloot to boil from what i remember
Yon dumpling wis in achtual fackt a Xmas pudding which was wrapt in an auld vest ( it hud tae be an auld yin tae gie it othintisity) It wis then bilied in a washing copper, nae machines in yon daes, an wis stuffed wi silver thruppnies an sixpinces, that ye could brek yer teeh oan and served tae weans at xmas wi watery custard. Ye couldnae yaes the vest again as it smelt o' rasins an sinnamon. Us Guvin weans loved it.