Orkney Christmas dumpling recipe

November 15, 2017 7:06 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Orkney dumpling is a special-occasion dish – with its origins, as you might expect, in Orkney! It’s a great, thick, hearty pudding, with more than a passing resemblance to a Christmas pudding. Eat hot, with custard. It also freezes very well, in portions, taking seconds to heat up for a rich, filling dessert.

A great recipe for Orkney dumpling

The dumpling mix

This recipe makes great use of our wonderfully juicy dried fruit, our pungent organic spices and our vegetarian suet. Use the very best marmalade, syrup and treacle too – this is one dish where you don’t want to miss out on any of the flavour.

A really good, solid pudding.

The finished product – looking good!


350g self-raising flour

175g suet

450g mixed dried fruit

1tsp ground cloves

1 tsp ground cinnamon

1 tsp ground ginger

125g caster sugar

1 tsp baking powder

Pinch salt

1 tbsp marmalade

1 tbsp golden syrup

1 tbsp black treacle



Mix all the dry ingredients together, then add the marmalade, syrup and treacle, and enough milk to give you a ‘dropping’ consistency. Spoon into a greased pudding bowl, cover with pleated greaseproof paper and foil, and steam in a saucepan of boiling water for four hours.



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