Clootie dumpling brought into the 21st century is no longer hours on end cooking, but just ten minutes in microwave!
Author: Margaret Scott Stewart
Ingredients 225ml (8 fl oz) water 150g (5 oz) caster sugar 1 tablespoon mixed spice 1 tablespoon cinnamon 225g (8 oz) chopped mixed dried fruit 200g (7 oz) sultanas 225g (8 oz) butter 250g (9 oz) plain flour 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda 2 eggs, beaten
In a saucepan, combine the water, sugar, mixed spice, cinnamon, mixed fruit, sultanas and butter. Bring to the boil and let simmer for one minute. Remove from the heat and stir in the flour, bicarbonate of soda and eggs. Pour into a microwave-safe bowl. Place the bowl in the microwave, uncovered. Cook for 10 minutes on full power. Let stand for 5 minutes.