Tag Archives: scottish food

Address Thy Haggis!

It’s January 25. Robert Burns’ day. Scots (and those of Scottish heritage) the world over will celebrate the great poet’s birthday this week by holding a Burns Supper. It’s typically an affair of much pomp and circumstance and although Burns maintained it should be a celebration of internationalism and universal brotherhood, kilts and tartan all […]

How to Boil a Bonnie Wee Haggis

Haggis. For many it conjures a profound sense of Scottish pride and the desire to trace one’s ancestory. For others, revulsion. It’s time to get over our aversions and appreciate what a unique and delicious dish it can be. The haggis of yore was indeed sheep’s stomach stuffed with a mixture of herbs, spices, onions […]

Recipe: Plain Oven Scones

INGREDIENTS 8 oz. self-raising flour 2 oz. butter 1 teaspoon caster sugar ¼ pint buttermilk, full cream milk or soured milk Pinch of salt METHOD Preheat oven to 450°F. Grease and flour a baking sheet. Sift the dry ingredients into a bowl and rub in the butter. Add sufficient milk to make a moist and […]

Recipe: Scotch Eggs

Okay, I know, technically it’s not a Scottish dish–it’s claimed to have been invented by the British department store Fortnum & Mason in 1738. I loved these as a kid, and they’re my constant companion whenever I visit the homeland. Although they’ve never gained a following in North America, Winnipeg’s Toad in the Hole Pub […]

How to Deep-Fry a Mars Bar

A Scottish delicacy, you’ll find battered Mars bars in chippies all over the country. Oozing melted chocolate, nougat and caramel hides beneath a crispy casing of batter. They’re surprisingly delicious and unfortunately available in Winnipeg only at The Brit Cafe. Here’s how to make them at home. INGREDIENTS 1 unwrapped Mars bar, chilled 1 pair, […]