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Microwave Clootie Dumpling

Stage One
pint cold water
4 oz sugar
1 heaped tablespoon Cinnamon
1 heaped tablespoon Mixed Spice
8 oz Margarine
8 oz Sultanas
8 oz Raisins
1 tablespoon Treacle (optional)

Put all the above ingredients into a saucepan and bring to the boil, simmer for five minutes

Stage Two

8 oz plain flour
1 teaspoon Bicarbonate of Soda
2 beaten eggs

Add the hot mixture to the flour and bicarbonate of soda, when well mixed add the two beaten eggs and mix well

Pour the mixture into a cling film lined bowl and cook in the microwave for:-

650 Watt - 9 minutes
500 Watt - 12 minutes

Leave in the bowl to cool and firm up then turn out onto a wire rack or plate.

Recipe provided by John Archibald

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