Simple scones, traditional tea table fair and very much a Scottish staple really. While scones come in all different types from cheese or fruit to treacle, these simple scones are the basics and simple is very often best.
Scotch eggs are a staple for picnics in summer time, they are handy food in the true sense of the word, everything packed into one piece, no mess. These mini Scotch eggs are made with quails eggs and are perfect for picnics and parties.
Millionaires shortbread always used to be my favourite treat whenever I was at the bakery for Mum way back in my youth and always something I tend to reach for when at a coffee shop nowadays. Guess the tastes of our youth never leave us, though having said that I’m glad I’ve lost my addiction…
Abernethy Biscuits do not take their name from the town in Scotland, in fact they are named after Dr John Abernethy who regularly ate very plain biscuits at his local bakery. He suggested that they should add sugar and caraway seeds to enhanse the biscuits and were such a hit with the locals that they…
s Clapshot Sips are little shots of soup based on the Scottish Clapshot mixture of mashed potatoes and turnips that is traditionally served with haggis. As it is Burns Night tomorrow I thought this was the perfect little recipe to celebrate the birth of the Bard or if you are having a Scottish themed party.
Flummery (what a wonderful word) is an ancient recipe that has featured in Scottish feasts dating right back to the 15th century. It is an easy recipe but you will have to soak the oatmeal for 48 hours prior to making the dish so plan ahead.
Apple Butter is not butter in the dairy sense of the word but is a fruit butter which is more like a very rich fruit puree and is wonderful on scones, pancakes and toast. You can also serve it with a cheese board to add a bit of sweetness and spice.
Potato Scones, or Tattie Scones as we call them here in Scotland are a firm favourite with a full Scottish breakfast. Let’s face it after all the hooch that flows over Hogmanay you need a decent fry up breakfast to soak it all up and Potato Scones are definitely the way to go.