We absolutely love Christmas and it is by far our favourite time of year! Growing up I remember so many delicious Christmas foods being served when we had guests over or when visiting family. I love a good cheese board with a selection of Scottish cheeses and homemade oatcakes or a nibble buffet with mini sausages, pickled onions and all the retro classics. When it comes to Christmas food the Scots have so much to share. Here are a selection of Traditional Scottish Christmas Recipes, recipes for retro classics that remind me of my childhood and some Scandinavian inspired Christmas recipes. If your reading this at Christmas time I wish and hope you have a lovely Christmas and are inspired by some of these recipes to get busy in the kitchen.
Below is a selection of Traditional Scottish recipes throughout this blog, some of them also have supporting videos on my Youtube channel – The Wee Larder and these will be linked in the blog posts if nessecary. If you have any questions please drop me a line in the comments box under the recipes. Enjoy your Scottish cooking! Angie x
Scottish Christmas & Hogmany Recipes
Scottish Shortbread – Pitcaithly Bannock
We love this traditional Scottish shortbread recipe for Pitcaithly Bannock. It’s so delicious and really easy to make. Pitcaithly Bannock is similiar to a plain Scottish shortbread but the difference being the Picaithly Bannock contains candied peel and ground almonds. It originates from Pitcaithly in Perthshire and is lovely served with tea or coffee.
Christmas Mincemeat Cake Bars
This lovely Christmas Mincemeat Cake Bar recipe is a warming festive treat for this time of year. It is made with mincemeat, Christmas spices and dried fruit and topped off with a light drizzle of icing, glace cherries and some Christmas sprinkles.
Christmas Smoked Trout Tattie Scones
This delicious Scottish smoked trout and tattie scones recipe is absolutely perfect as a Christmas starter or on a sharing nibble plate but be warned they are so addictive and you may need to make more than you think!
New Christmas Cookbook – 12 Days of Christmas
Hey everyone! I hope you are all starting to feel excited about the Christmas season. I’m really excited to let you know I just released my “12 days of Christmas cookbook” this week. It’s packed with lovely Scottish inspired Christmas recipes!
Aldi Autumn Trifle Bowl
This beautifully layered Autumn trifle is the perfect Scottish inspired dessert to enjoy with the whole family. I love traditional Scottish trifle its such an easy yet impressive dish to whip up for the family and it looks lovely as a centerpeice after dinner when the extended family members are over for food.
Luxury Smoked Salmon Christmas Wreath
This delicious smoked salmon salad platter served with an onion cream cheese spread would make the perfect centerpiece of a nibble spread for guests, a delicious Christmas day starter or even a late Christmas Day brunch. It looks very impressive on the table but it is soooo simple to make and very quick to put…
Hazelnut & Chocolate Stollen
This version of the traditional Christmas Stollen is absolutely delicious! If you make just one thing this Christmas let it be this ‘Chocolate & Hazelnut Stollen’ bake filled with the colourful sweetness of cranberries, apricots, chocolate chips and the delicious blend of Christmas spices. We enjoyed a slice of this warm with some delicious warmed…
Christmas Nibble Board
Christmas nibbles…ah!…so many happy memories of our family nibble platters at Christmas time! I’ve seen many a delicious plate of nibbles in my day, from the excitement of my Mum and Dad bringing out our faves at Christmas to visiting Grandma and Grandad at Hogmany and feasting on scrummy hot nibbles all night when we…
Creamy Mushroom & Chestnut Pate
Creamy homemade pate and biscuits during the festive season is an absolute must in our family home. I’ve been craving a meaty alternative for a few years now and decided this year to create this recipe for a creamy meat free pate that we could enjoy as an alternative to our traditional choices. I spread…