Traditional Scottish Recipes
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Here is a collection of traditional recipes from Scotland, ranging from drop scones and tablet to melting moments and whisky toddy. To help you with ingredients which may not be familiar to you, there is also a small dictionary of UK to US cooking terms>.
New recipes in this section are added regularly, so bookmark the page and come back for second helpings!
- Abernethy Biscuits> - with caraway seeds and sugar.
- Antipasto Picnic Bread with Smoked Chicken and Carpaccio - based on a Rannoch Smokery recipe.
- Anzac Biscuits - a variation of Scottish oat cakes
- Apple Butterscotch Pie - with a meringue topping.
- Apple Scone - one of many versions of scone.
- Arbroath Toasties - with smoked haddock, egg and cheese.
- Arran Potato Salad - traditional potato salad.
- Atholl Brose> - made from whisky and oatmeal.
- "Auld Reekie" Cock-a-Leekie Soup> - chicken soup with whisky.
- Baked Brown Trout - cooked in their own juices.
- Baked Cod and Egg - Egg sauce and cod blend well.
- Baked Salmon with Tarragon - with bacon and chopped onions.
- Bannocks> - also known as oatcakes.
- Barley Pudding - distinctive flavour in a simple recipe.
- Beef Cooked in Claret - from the Auld Alliance?
- Beer Battered Fish - Fried Fish battered and deep-fat fried.
- Black Bun> - a New Year's Eve treat.
- Brandy Wafers> - Delicious with ice cream.
- Bread and Butter Pudding - A tangy version for using up stale bread.
- Broken Biscuit Cake> - easy to make.
- Butterscotch - a brittle sweet (candy) made from butter and sugar.
- Caledonian Cream> - a refreshing dessert.
- Caramel Shortbread> - sometimes called "Millionaires' Shortbread".
- Carpaccio Platter with Beetroot and Horseradish Relish - based on a Rannoch Smokery recipe.
- Carrot Cake> - popular in "home baking" restaurants.
- Carrot and Orange Soup - a tasty winter warmer.
- Catriona's Chicken - chicken and vegetables with chilli and curry
- Cauiliflower and Bacon Soup - adds a great flavour to plain cauliflower.
- Cauliflower and Cheddar Cheese Soup - from a master chef.
- Cauliflower Cheese and Whisky - an extra kick for a standard vegetable.
- Cauliflower Cheese and Whisky - made with Caboc and Dunsyre Blue cheeses and whisky!
- Cheese Scones - a tasty variation on standard scones.
- Cheesecake "Never Fail" - a recipe that is claimed never to fail!
- Chicken Bonnie Prince Charlie - with Drambuie.
- Chicken in the Heather - basted with honey and other flavours.
- Chocolate Fudge - who can resist it?
- Chocolate, Orange and Whisky Mousse - an easy to make sweet.
- Chocolate Velvet Cream Pie - from cookery expert Claire Macdonald.
- Chocolate Whisky Gateau - perfect for parties.
- Citrus Cake - a tasty, tangy, treat!
- Clapshot> - potatoes, turnips and chives.
- Cloutie Dumpling> - a Christmas favourite.
- Cloutie Dumpling Parfait> - a new twist- iced dumpling.
- Cock-a-Leekie Soup> - goes back to the 16th century.
- Cocktails> - using some of Scotland's liquid gold.
- Cocktails 2> - using whisky or Drambuie liqueur.
- Colcannon or Rumbledethumps> - with potato and cabbage.
- Corned Beef Soufflé> - low cost and nourishing.
- Cottage Pie> - minced beef topped by potatoes.
- Country Egg Casserole - with vegetables, eggs and cheese.
- Crab Pâté Pasta> - a new pasta dish.
- Cranachan> - oatmeal, cream and Drambuie.
- Cranachan with Raspberries and Shortbread> - from an award-winning restaurant.
- Crispie Mars Bars - children of all ages love them!
- Crumpets> - soft, thin pancakes.
- Cullen Skink> - a rich soup made from smoked haddock.
- Date and Walnut Loaf> - popular in Scottish tea-rooms.
- Devilled Chicken - chicken spiced up with mustard and Worcestershire sauce
- Diet Loaf> - a very light sponge, known in the days of Sir Walter Scott.
- Dornoch Dreams - with raspberries, cream and Drambuie liqueur.
- Drambuie Cocktails - from Dancing Leprechaun to Warm Woolly Sheep!
- Drambuie Ice Cream> - Bonnie Prince Charlie's legacy.
- Duck, Fig and Mozarella Salad with an Orange Dressing - based on a Rannoch Smokery recipe.
- Drop Scones> - even children can make this one!
- Drunken Rhubarb Crumble> - whisky adds zest!
- Dundee Cake> - a rich fruit cake.
- Dundee Lamb Chops - made with that Dundonian invention, marmalade.
- Dunesslin Pudding - made with jam (preserve) or stewed fruit.
- Ecclefechan Butter Tart> - a fruity dessert.
- Edinburgh Fog> - a rich dessert.
- Edinburgh Rock - a popular confection.
- Empire Biscuit - "Empire Cookie" doesn't sound right.
- Finnan Haddie - a famous Scottish delicacy.
- Fisherman's Pie - topped with potato and cheese.
- Fish Sausages - a variation on fish cakes.
- Flan Case - the base for many pies and desserts.
- Flapjacks - made with rolled oats.
- Forfar Bridies> - first made by Maggie Bridie from Forfarshire.
- Friar's Omelette - a sweet omelette with apples.
- Fruit Slice - also know as "Flies Cemetery"...
- Gaelic Coffee & Café au Drambuie> - some good ways to round off a meal.
- Gaelic Fruits - after-dinner sweets, using fruit, chocolate - and whisky.
- Gingerbread - a popular and tasty cake.
- Ginger Wine> - to mix with whisky for "Whisky Mac".
- Goose and Papaya Salad - based on a Rannoch Smokery recipe.
- Goose Breast on Waldorf Salad with Garlicky Walnuts - based on a Rannoch Smokery recipe.
- Green Pea Soup - serve hot or cold.
- Grilled Salmon Balmoral - coated in oatmeal.
- Grilled Salmon Trout - with leek and ginger bouillon.
- Haggis - great chieftain o' the puddin' race.
- Haggis Millefeuille - a fancy recipe from Turnberry Hotel.
- Ham and Haddie Pie - haddock and bacon go well together.
- Helensburgh Toffee - with the consistency of thick fudge.
- Herring in Oatmeal> - two staples of old Scottish diet.
- Herring and Drambuie Butter> - a modern addition.
- Het Pint - a traditional New Year drink.
- Honey and Lemon Chicken - succulent, tasty chicken, cooked in a casserole.
- Honey Creams - with whisky too!
- Honey Sauce - serve with puddings, pancakes or sweet omelettes.
- Honey and Whisky Cake> - uses that popular Scottish ingredient - whisky!
- Iced Cherry Cake> - popular in Scottish tearooms.
- Island Creams - with honey and whisky
- Jam Roly-Poly - also known as shirt-sleeve pudding.
- Kedgeree> - smoked haddock and curry!
- Lamb Desi - a traditional Indian recipe.
- Leek and Potato Soup - a hearty, tasty soup.
- Lentil Soup - Thick and warming, a great start to a meal on a winter evening.
- Love Apple Soup with Claret - "Love apples" are tomatoes.
- Macallan`s Whisky Chocolate Pudding> - from grandma's recipe book.
- Marmalade Cake> - Mrs Keiller made marmalade in Dundee in 1797.
- Marzipan Dates> - simple to make candies.
- Melrose Creams - uses tinned pineapple and apricots.
- Montrose Cakes - these "afternoon tea" cakes originated in Montrose on the east coast of Scotland
- Melting Moments> - small fancy cakes.
- Meringues - crumbly but delicious.
- Oatmeal Cakes > - a sweet oatcake which is more like a biscuit.
- Oatmeal Gingerbread > - oatmeal is often used in Scottish recipes.
- Oatmeal Posset - a hot drink remedy for a head-cold, with honey and whisky.
- Oatmeal Potatoes> - liven up your potatoes.
- Oats and Apples Topping - layers of toasted oats and apple.
- Oranges an' Whisky - perfect partners.
- Pan Fried Partridge - from master chef Nick Nairn.
- Paradise Cake> - an easy to prepare recipe.
- "Parlies"> - biscuits first supplied to Members of Parliament.
- Partan Bree - Scottish crab soup.
- Pears with Cream Cheese Balls - and a spicy mayonnaise sauce.
- Peppermint Creams> - easy to make candy/sweets.
- Peppermint Slice - a delicious confection.
- Pickled Onions> - traditional with fish 'n chips.
- Pork Apricot à la Crème - a great way to add some extra flavour to pork.
- Porridge> - backbone of many a sturdy Scotsman.
- Poached Breast of Pheasant, Mushroom and Shallot Couscous - from an AA 3-rosette resataurant.
- Potato Scones> - made from potato and flour.
- Potato Cheese Cakes> - a variation on potato scones.
- Potato Soup> - a hearty soup for winter.
- Prawns in Whisky Cream - a tasty, rich, starter.
- Prince Charlie's Pancakes - with his liqueur recipe - Drambuie.
- Raspberry and Whisky Cheesecake> - using two popular Scottish ingredients.
- Raspberry Creams - Home grown raspberries are popular in Scotland.
- Ratafia Biscuits> - almond flavoured biscuits/cookies.
- Rhubarb Oatmeal Crumble - a lovely crisp, nutty top.
- Roasted Grouse - with black pudding and griddled green vegetables.
- Roastit Bubbly-Jock> - more commonly known as roast turkey.
- Roast Rack of Lamb with Herb Crust - from cookery expert Claire Macdonald.
- Rolls> - White bread rolls are a Scottish specialty.
- Rumbled Smoked Salmon - Turns "Rumledthumps" into something special.
- Salmon and Whisky Sauce - Get that special taste of Scotland.
- Scallops Salad with Perthshire Asparagus - from the Head Chef of Enverdale House Hotel, Coupar Angus.
- Scallops Wrapped in Parma Ham with Stuffing - a recipe from "Two Fat Ladies"
- Scones> - Delicious with butter and jam (preserves).
- Scones - Gluten Free> - - suitable for coeliacs.
- Scotch Broth> - soup made with mutton.
- Scotch Collop - veal and cream sauce.
- Scotch Eggs> - boiled eggs wrapped in sausage meat.
- Scotch Mist - cream, strawberries and whisky.
- Scotch Pie - the original fast food?
- Scotch Trifle> - particularly popular at Christmas.
- Scottish Beef Fillet with Wild Mushroom & Tarragon Mash - a variation on an old favourite.
- Scottish Fruits and Whisky - Scottish Strawberries, raspberries - and whisky!
- Sea Bream, Pan Fried> - with Chargrilled Sweet Potatoes.
- Sea Bream with Tomatoes and Artichoke Puree> - from Reid's Hotel, Madeira.
- Selkirk Bannock> - not an oatcake bannock but a fruit cake.
- Shepherd's Pie> - minced lamb topped by potatoes.
- Shortbread> - a traditional biscuit/cookie.
- Shortbread - Gluten Free> - suitable for coeliacs.
- Skirlie - made with oatmeal and beef dripping as a side dish or as stuffing for poultry and turkey.
- Sliced Sausage> - also known as Lorne sausage.
- Smoked Goose with Houmous, Olives, Peppadews and Scattered Seeds in Toasted Pitta. - based on a Rannoch Smokery recipe.
- Smoked Goose Breast on Waldorf Salad with Garlicky Walnuts - based on a Rannoch Smokery recipe.
- Smoked Haddock Mornay - smoked fish and cheese make a great combination.
- Smoked Haddock Parcels - with prawns and spinach.
- Smoked Salmon Omelette> - with Watercress Cream.
- Smoked Salmon Paté - Much better than buying it from a supermarket.
- Smoked Venison, Rocket and Cream Cheese Roulade - based on a Rannoch Smokery recipe.
- Spicy Meatloaf> - from "A Taste of Scotland".
- St Fillan's Fruit Pudding - a recipe from the Scottish Women's Rural Institute.
- Steak Auld Reekie - made with whisky and smoked cheese sauce.
- Steak Balmoral> - made with a whisky sauce.
- Sticky Toffee Pudding - lots of calories.
- Stovies - with sliced potato, onions and diced meat.
- Strathbogie Mist> - with pears and ginger wine.
- Stuffing - for turkey, chicken, duck or goose.
- Sultana Cake> - a moist cake which stores well.
- Summer Dessert> - with summer fruits.
- Tablet> - a traditional sweet confection.
- Tantallon Cakes> - named after the ruined castle of Tantallon.
- Tayside Tang> - a starter to get any meal off with a zing.
- Tian Of White Crab, Avocado and Langoustine Emulsion - from a top chef.
- Tiffin - chocolate and crushed biscuits.
- Tipsy Cake - a dessert made with sherry and trifle sponges.
- Tipsy Oranges> - made with Drambuie liqueur.
- Toad-in-the-Hole - with sausages and egg.
- Toasted Cheese> - Scots Rarebit and Welsh Rarebit too.
- Toffee Apples - a great hit with the kids!
- Treacle Scones> - treacle is also known as molasses.
- Treacle Toffee - just like granny used to make.
- Trout in Oatmeal> - with Parsley Butter.
- Tweed Kettle> - a salmon hash.
- US/UK Cooking Terms> - a translation.
- Venison and Peppered Pear Salad - based on a Rannoch Smokery recipe.
- Venison in Red Wine - tender, tasty venison.
- Viennese Whirls - melt in the mouth biscuits (cookies)
- Whisky and Chocolate Crunch> - a deadly combination.
- Whisky and Apple Jelly> - a delicious tasting jelly.
- Whisky-Mac Prawns> - drunken prawns!
- Whisky Toddy> - a cure for colds and 'flu.
- Whisky Punch> - makes the party sparkle!
- White Wine Sauce - for puddings and pancakes.
- Wholemeal Scones - another scone variation.
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