My Granny's dumpling brought into the 20th century, no longer hours on end cooking, just ten minutes in microwave! She makes it every year on Hogmanay.

Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
15 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a saucepan, combine the water, sugar, mixed spice, cinnamon, mixed fruit, golden raisins and margarine. Bring to a boil and let simmer for one minute. Remove from the heat and stir in the flour, baking soda and eggs. Pour into a microwave-safe bowl.

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  • Place the bowl into the microwave, uncovered. Cook for 10 minutes on full power. Let stand for 5 minutes. Serve warm with your favorite custard.

Nutrition Facts

554 calories; protein 6.7g; carbohydrates 82.5g; fat 24.3g; cholesterol 46.5mg; sodium 447mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
12/14/2008
We steamed this pudding because I thought it was more like a steamed pudding than a cake. I don't have a microwave. I made it in individual servings like I make brown bread. I steamed this for about 1/2 an hour. The flavor is delightful; it reminds me of Figgy Pudding! Read More
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12 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
12/14/2008
We steamed this pudding because I thought it was more like a steamed pudding than a cake. I don't have a microwave. I made it in individual servings like I make brown bread. I steamed this for about 1/2 an hour. The flavor is delightful; it reminds me of Figgy Pudding! Read More
(15)
Rating: 4 stars
05/02/2007
I found this to be an interesting and authentic recipe... with 21st century ease. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/02/2007
I loved this simple interpretation of an old familiar favorite! Give it a try! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/07/2007
This was so easy to make and delicious. It reminded me of dumpling from many years ago. Great with custard! Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
04/24/2009
hi celticfc1888 i myself am scottish and this was a great authentic recipe.People were well impressed and thought that i had been slaving all day in the kitchen thumbs up alround Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
01/19/2008
Well! I fell in love with it its just great! Even though I had only whole wheat flour instead of all purpose flour. Everybody in my house and most guests loved it. There was one guest who did not like it but his choice is different maybe. Served it with ice cream and coffee filled wafer. Thanks for a lovely quick recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/24/2009
My daughter was awarded Reserve Champion from the 4H judge for Microwave Cooking with this recipe! And we all love to eat this dessert too. I drizzled half & half over the dessert at home; otherwise the recipe was made just as directed. Read More
(3)
Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2015
Tried this for a Burns Supper worked well just bear in mind that the mixture will bubbble quite a bit when you add the dry ingredients due to the baking soda so use a big enough saucepan also if leaving it cool fully keep it covered to prevent too much crust. lined the bowl with baking parchment and slid out no problem Read More
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
07/10/2019
I made it today. I wasn't sure what spice blend to use so I used Chinese Five Spice Blend. For dried fruit I used a package of 3.5 oz. dried blueberries. For rest of the dried fruit amount I used cherries golden raisins and cranberries. It is very tasty! I cooked it in my largest mixing bowl. Read More
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