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n. Chiefly Scot.
1. a cloven hoof.
2. Cloots, the devil.
[1715–25; perhaps akin to Dutch klauwtje=klauw claw + -tje diminutive suffix]
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Munlochy is where you'll also find another, quirkier and ancient tourist attraction, the "Clootie" well.
Although the number of entries in the handcraft section was down on previous years, the standard was high, and a fine selection of baking in the industrial section gave the judges food for thought with Dorothy Burman's clootie dumpling winning best in show.
My Father used to make it and it was GOOD!" Susan Ireland, Kendal "Clootie dumpling as prepared by my mum.
But in the end I loved the clootie brulee - steamed Scottish pudding creme brulee with shortbread (PS6).
A dumpling - or clootie dumpling, depending on how it's cooked - is a relic to us Scottish folk.
Clootie dumpling, which is a dumpling stuffed with currants, sultanas, breadcrumbs, golden syrup and milk is from which country?
They could probably last for weeks, but when it comes to shortbread and clootie dumplings, they always get eaten before I can put this theory to the test.
I love the deployment of genuine Scottish terms (clootie for a cloth, breacan for a long plaid shawl, dunt for a firm dull thud) and it's great to feel located in real Scottish landscapes (the edge of Loch Ness, the sandy shores of the Orkneys, a peat bog in the county of Lanark).
BAKED haggis served with a traditional clootie pudding were on the menu at a retirement village's annual charity Burns Night supper.
It will also dish out Clootie Dumplings with vanilla custard.
For those looking for an after dinner treat, the 'pudding and a dram' contains a clootie dumpling and a full bottle of Springbank malt whisky.