Don’t you just love truffles, all that choclatey, decanent goodness in a little ball, mmmm perfect with a rich dark coffee whilse watching a Christmas movie curled up by the fire. These chocolate whisky truffles take something that is already wonderful a step further.
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.
I’m still using up the raspberries in the garden and making full use of the herbs that are over flowing the garden. None more so than the mint of course which is everywhere. This raspberry mint jelly uses both the great effect, easy to make and super to taste.
Cranachan, that oh so Scottish dessert packed with whipped cream, raspberries, oats, whisky and honey, what could be better? Well you could try turning it into my cranachan ice-cream to make it even more of a treat.
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.
It is Burn’s Night in just two days. Now with all that whisky flowing you’d think there was no need to serve the golden juice as a dessert in this Whisky Granita, but why the hell not! You can never have too much of a good thing as my Mum used to say, so drink…