Have you noticed the ever so slight stretch in the days, that little more light in the sky in late afternoon? It of course means that what always feels like the longest, darkest, poorest month of the year is coming to a close.
While most people are pleased to see the back of January, at Clootie McToot we used the month to plan for the year ahead. Something that always cheers us up during a Perthshire winter is a taste of the exotic. Our Banana and Toffee Clootie Dumpling brings the flavour of a sun drenched Caribbean island to mind, well, along with a sprinkling of Abernethy know-how of course! The banana not only has a wonderful flavour but it also brings extra moisture to our Clootie Dumpling and combined with the sweetness of toffee it’s wonderful as a dessert or just a well-earned treat. One of our favourite ways to enjoy it is with slices of banana on top, it’s really lovely.
Our Banana and Toffee Clootie Dumpling has always been a seasonal flavour, however, we’re delighted to announce that during our January deliberations we’ve decided to make it available all year round. We know so many of our loyal customers love this flavour so we hope this makes a few you of quite happy.
We’ve been working on some other ideas too, but we’ll let you know about them as the year goes on. For now we’re looking forward to a further stretch in the days and hopefully a rise in temperature in the coming weeks. Winter most certainly isn’t over in Perthshire yet though, so in the meantime we’ll tuck into some more Banana and Toffee Clootie Dumpling and maybe put on some reggae music too. See, winter isn’t all bad after all!