Cloutie Dumpling Rocks … says Jamie Oliver

By | Dec 4, 2011

Thank you Jamie Oliver. The finale of Jamie’s Great Britain series on Channel 4 featured a host of Scottish favourites and some Jamie innovations in a culinary journey around the West Coast of Scotland. Featuring Ian Brown at The Ubiquitous Chip and Arbroath Smokie Hero Iain Spink, Jamie Oliver managed to also cram in a whisky laced mussel dish, scallops with clapshot and black pudding, potatoe scones, venison with barley rissotto, Eccelfechan tart and Cloutie Dumpling.

Jamie Oliver’s enthusiasm for Scottish food and the countryside was worthy of an Oscar and a return ticket courtesy of VisitScotland. Hopefully some of these dishes will be inspiration for any restaurant not already featuring a Taste of Scotland on their menus.

6 Comments so far
  1. Lyn Wilson December 7, 2011 8:35 am

    I watched the programme on Scotland and would very much like the Clootie Dumpling recipe using black treacle please. This was the recipe my grandmother would have used and I would love to cook one for my father. Many thanks

  2. Fabian Finlay December 9, 2011 8:46 pm

    Where is Elspeth’s great recipe for Clootie Dumpling from the program. It looks the best. Do you cover the dumpling with boiling water and boil it in its cloth for 3 hours or raise it above the water and steam it in the cloth?

  3. Isabel Don January 10, 2012 1:25 pm

    I would like some information on where you can purchase Scottish produce here in England particulary bread cakes etc.

  4. Ruth N October 16, 2012 10:47 am

    Please see for homemade traditional clootie dumplings with a healthy twist (no suet, rapeseed oil instead).

  5. suzanne blaskivich December 5, 2012 6:51 pm

    I watched and loved the program on Scotland. I got very excited when Jaime was in the Kitchen with the ladies making Clootie Dumplings. My mum used to make this all the time when I was a kid, and she would wrap up silver coins in the recipe. It was always exciting to see how much money we got, and I loved the dumpling!! My mum is now almost 80, and hasn’t made it for years. I asked her if she still had her recipe so we can make it together. She can’t find hers that she brought from Scotland when we emigrated to Canada in 1966. I told her I saw this show and have been searching Jaime’s website for the recipe. If you could share it with me I would love to be able to make this with my mum, and my kids!!

    Thanks for your help, and again what a great show.

  6. admin February 9, 2013 10:29 pm

    Here you go! Let us know how you get on.

    We thought Jamie’s time with the ladies and the clootie dumplings was priceless. Keep the clootie flag flying!

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