Aah gingerbread, Scotland is famed for her gingerbread and we have many types on offer. This is not a recipe for the type of gingerbread one uses for gingerbread men and cookies, no this is good old fashioned cake type Edinburgh gingerbread.
My addiction to pesto is well known on this blog so it seemed obvious that I’d be baking something with pesto for Christmas gifting hampers, that’s where my pesto pinwheels come into play. I like to put sweet and savoury goodies into my hampers and these are just perfect.
It’s strawberry season again, that harbinger of summer. Oh the taste of freshly picked strawberries from the garden, I adore them and love to use them in as many ways as possible from jams to desserts to salads and of course in baking like these gorgeous strawberry shortcakes.
Aah scones, what could be more Scottish in the baking world, though they have been embraced all over Britain, the scone is still a Scottish favourite. These cheese scones although savoury are remarkably good served with a good tangy jam and cream.
It’s the end of January and my month of Scottish recipes so I thought I’d end on a sweet note with this traditional Almond Flory, the perfect Scottish bake that suits the wintery weather and goes perfectly with a cup of tea in front of a roaring fire.
Okay from the sublime to the rediculous, I did the healthy start to the year last week so now you have my Scottish Snowballs, the sweet stuff that ticks none of the healthy living boxes at all. Wait of course it does, it is healthy to enjoy yourself and have some fun and these traditional…
This is Halloween and apart from pumpkins (originally turnips for lanterns here in Scotland) and witches etc treacle scones are part of the Halloween traditions in Scotland. As kids we would have to try to bite the treacle scones that were hung up in the kitchen as a Halloween party game.
I call these Auld Alliance Apple Tarts just because they are a traditional apple pie but rather prettily set out in the French style rather than a pie case packed with apple with pastry on top. The Auld Alliance for those not in the know was the name given to the bond between Scotland and…