These recipes are selected as some of our favourites to eat on Burns night. We love a delicious cock a leekie soup, a good Scottish cheese board and of course Haggis, Neeps and Tatties. Traditional Scottish Cranachan is the perfect way to end the meal or a lovely Scottish trifle. I hope you enjoy these favourites there will always be new additions so come back to check for more recipes. Feel free to mix and match the recipes below to create your own Scottish burns night celebration meal.
Scottish Winter Soup Recipes
A cosy bowl of soup is perfect for the cold Scottish Winter months. We have so many delicious and popular soups in Scotland and I have chosen three of my favourites to share with you all. We will be making a delicious Smoked Ham Hough soup with lentils and grated roots and a hearty tattie…
Scottish Christmas Chocolate Trifle
We love a good Scottish family trifle at Christmas time and I created this chocolate version using all the elements of a classic Scottish family trifle of the 80’s. This trifle is layered up with chocolate chip chunks, cherries, raspberry jelly, chocolate custard, whipped cream and Scottish shortbread stars and other chocolate toppings. It makes…
Scottish Beef & Dumplings Stew
This traditional Scottish beef and dumpling stew is a lovely recipe to cook up at this time of year. It’s a lovely recipe to warm up the family in the Autumn and Winter months. The melt in the mouth beef and vegetables is served up with helpings of the stew gravy and the delicious dough…
Apple Cider Clootie Dumpling
This is a lovely seasonal recipe inspired by the traditional Scottish Clootie Dumpling and the beautiful Autumn season. The apple cider clootie dumpling pudding is made with freshly grated apples and real apple cider mixed with dried fruit and my favourite Autumn spices.
Scottish Fatty Cutties
Traditional Scottish Fatty Cutties come from Orkney and I first tried them from a company up there. My kids loved them and I knew I would have to find a recipe for them. This recipe is based on a traditional recipe from Orkney and has been kept as close to the original as possible. They…
Scottish Haggis Balls
These Scottish haggis balls made with Traditional Scottish Haggis are so easy to make and delicious served up with some neeps (turnip) and tatties (potatoes) or some clapshot. I’m serving my balls up with some clapshot in this recipe as they work so well together.
Burns Night Cheese Board
We love a good Scottish cheese board in this house and with a few good Scottish cheeses, chutneys and home made jellies its the perfect treat! I thought this cheese board would work really well as a center piece for any Traditional Scottish Burns night celebration.
Pear Mincemeat & Caramel Tart
This delicious pear, mincemeat and caramel tart is really lovely served with the Scottish real dairy traditional Ice cream from Mackie’s of Scotland. It works so well with the caramel sauce and the tart is so sparkly with all of the sprinkled glitter. Its the perfect dessert around the Christmas and Hogmany period.
I have shared a few recipes over the years for making Traditional Scotch broth but this recipe has to be one of my absolute favourites. It was inspired by some of the older Traditional Scottish recipes for barley broth.
Smoked Salmon & beetroot Salad
This delicious Scottish smoked salmon salad makes a beautiful starter on Christmas day with its silky smooth smokey slices, crispy red onions and apples, chives and bright red sweet beetroot & horseradish dressing with a shimmer of gold dust.
Mince and tatties
This dish is such a classic and a favourite of the Scottish people, especially here in the North East. It’s a hearty yet easy meal to make and is delicious on a cold Autumn of Winters day. We love making this dish now and again and enjoy it with fresh garden tatties (potatoes) and creamy…
Scottish Crowdie Cheese
This traditional Scottish crowdie cheese is so delicious and creamy and spreads really well on Scottish oatcakes, biscuits or even in a sandwich. Its really easy to make and traditionally was a great way to use up excess milk.
Traditional Scottish Oatcakes
We love these traditional Scottish oatcakes as they are so easy to make yet so delicious with a slice of cheese and fresh jelly from the garden. I always thought that traditional Scottish oatcakes were difficult to make but they are acutally pretty easy. It just takes a little patience and careful preparation to make…
Cock a Leekie Soup – Traditional Scottish Recipe
This traditional scottish recipe for cock a leekie soup is based on the traditional simple way of cooking cock a leekie soup. There are more modern variations of cock a leekie soup with carrot and prunes but my version is based on the old traditional way of making cock a leekie. Its really simple and…