15 Dec 2022

Lotti's Sixpenny Pudding with Butterscotch Sauce

Our next and final festive recipe is from volunteer Lotti, and is a variation on the traditional Scottish Clootie Dumpling. Don't forget add a few silver coins or other trinkets (wrapped in greaseproof paper of course) to bring luck to whoever finds them!

Ingredients for 6-8 people:

For the Pudding:

150g currants

150g sultanas

140g self-raising flour, sifted

110g suet (vegetarian or beef)

75g fresh wholemeal breadcrumbs

175g light muscovado sugar

225ml milk

1 medium egg

1tsp ground ginger

1 tsp mixed spice

Silver coins, double wrapped in greaseproof paper


For the Butterscotch Sauce:

75g light muscovado sugar

50g butter

150ml double cream

1tsp vanilla extract


To Serve:

Crème Fraïche


For the Pudding:

Mix the currants, sultanas, flour, suet, breadcrumbs, sugar, ginger and mixed spice. Beat together the milk and eggs, then slowly add them to the dry mix. Stir well to combine then gently stir in the coins.

Spoon into a lightly battered 1.2 litre pudding bowl, making sure the coins are evenly distributed.

Cover with a double layer of buttered foil secured with string and with a pleat across the centre. Place in a steamer or large saucepan of simmering water and steam for 2½ -3 hours. While it’s cooking, check the water level every half hour and top up with boiling water if necessary!


For the Butterscotch Sauce:

Place everything in a small saucepan and heat slowly to dissolve the sugar, then boil for 2-3 minutes until thick and creamy!


To Serve:

Turn out the pudding on to an overproof dish and pour over the butterscotch sauce. Place in an oven preheated to 200℃ for 3-4minutes until piping hot and bubbling. Serve at once with a dollop of crème fraïche.