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 sure they don’t break. The warmth and smell that these traditional oatcakes bring to the kitchen is worth the little extra effort to make them fresh.

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Scottish Blackcurrant Drizzle Cake

We all got a little bit excited about this new blackcurrant drizzle cake recipe we created using our delicious homegrown Scottish blackcurrants. They grow so well here in our Scottish climate and we have tonnes of them in the garden so are always looking for new ways to use them. I’ve not seen a recipe like this in traditional Scottish cooking but I can almost guarantee they would have been growing them in their gardens many moons ago as they are so easy to grow in this climate and they provide such a good nutrititonal boost.

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Summer Strawberry Fruit Sponge

We love this easy strawberry sponge recipe as its so light and works really well with other fruits and fillings. I also used the sponge for the rhubarb cake I made recently and it gives you an idea on how you can use other different fruits and vegetables in this cake recipe. You can watch the recipe for the sponge cake in the Youtube video below. These are our favourite family strawberry recipes.

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Scottish Haggis Balls

Ok I’ve called these Haggis balls but I did squish them down in the pan to cook easier but you could keep them round and deep fry instead. I just thought they would be a little healthier cooked in the pan. They were delicious and served up with all the classis were a real Scottish treat! 🙂

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Strawberry Fruit Leather

This recipe is part of my ‘Family Strawberry Favourites’ video and they are so delicious! You can watch the recipe in the youtube video below or the full recipe is below the video.

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Rhubarb Cream Cake

This delicious butter free light sponge is lovely with the flully cream and sticky rhubarb drizzle. Rhubarb is definitely one of my favourite things about late Spring. I love a good Rhubarb pie but quickly get bored of making pie to use it all up. This little sponge cake was inspired by a Nordic sponge recipe and I think it works really well with the cream and rhubarb.

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Walnut Cake Brunch

Remember that delicious walnut cake I made a few recipes back…well we used up the leftovers for a delicious brunch at the weekend! Check this out, it was loved by all the kids! The recipe is super easy and you could use any old leftover pieces of cake it doesn’t have to be walnut cake. The walnut cake does work well with the apples though.

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Walnut & Date Loaf

I love a slice of this traditional walnut cake in the afternoon with a hot cup of tea, it’s the perfect pick me up before shcool run! It’s a traditional recipe and I love the combination of the crunchy walnuts and sweet pieces of dates in the loaf. There’s not too much icing on the top but you can layer it thicker if you like. I like a thin layer as I feel it adds just enough sweetness to the cake.

You can also vary the toppings on the top of the cake, I’ve added some crunchy chopped walnuts but you could also add date pieces or leave it just as plain simple icing.

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Slow Cooked Beef and Dumplings Stew

This hearty slow cooked traditional beef stew went down a treat on a cold Sunday afternoon. Tender meaty chunks, seasonal vegetables and buttery dumplings. A delicious winter meal for the family and really easy to put together in advance in the slow cooker.

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Butternut Blue Soup

We ate this delicious butternut squash soup with some locally made blue cheese from our Scottish farmers market. It was lovely served with some of my homemade apple and cheddar cheese soda bread. What a cheesy feast!

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