Scottish Farmhouse Collections

This collection of recipes are inspired by my own country farmhouse and the types of foods one might have conjured up between these walls over the last 150 years of this old granite cottage standing here. Traditionally our home was owned by the local farm and consisted of two seperate houses, all farm workers going back in the census results. I can only the imagine the hearty dishes they might have cooked up here and the seasonal produce from the gardens. I hope you enjoy my Scottish Farmhouse collection.

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 Farmhouse Recipe Collection

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.

Aberdeen Apple & Cheese Meat Roll

This lovely old Meat Roll recipe from Aberdeen is one of my fave picnic foods in the Summer months. As the weather gets cooler though you can also enjoy this delicious meat roll hot served with a good helping of cosy root vegetables. I have tried to create my favourite variety in this recipe for … Read More

Carrot Cake Loaf

The weather has been a lot cooler this last week and we have been cooking up a variety of warming recipes. This carrot cake loaf is packed with all the flavours of the season ahead. Freshly grated carrots, moist sponge but not too oily and a good dose of cinnamon and mixed spice. The kitchen … Read More

The Best Cheese Scone Recipe

I’m not sure why it took me so long to share this lovely family classic with you all. These fluffy Cheddar Cheese Scones are a favourite in our country kitchen and family breakfast table. Tear into them warm and spread a wee bit of butter over them to melt. Heaven!

Upside Down Rhubarb and Almond Cake

This delicious Upside Down Rhubarb and Almond Cake is lovely and moist and is a lovely family treat in the Spring and Summer months. Stewed rhubarb tops the almond cake and a slice works really well with custard or double cream. It’s the perfect recipe for late Spring or early Summer and a lovely seasonal … Read More

Wholemeal Date & Nut Loaf

This delicious wholemeal date and nut loaf worked really well all week in our house with a variety of fillings and toppings like cheese, jam, smoked salmon, slices of leftover beef and a few others. It kept really well and was so delicious for breakfast with freshly made runny eggs.

Scottish Beef & Vegetable Pies

These delicious pies are so easy to make and are lovely to eat hot or cold. They work well with seasonal side vegetables or a salad on warmer days. Why not pop them in the picnic basket and bring them cold to the park.

Orkney Cheese & Chicken Pinwheels

These delicious cheesy chicken pinwheels are made with Scottish Orkney Cheddar and are so easy to make! The creamy Island cheese goes really well with the chicken and leek filling and there are options to swap the recipe up a bit too with other ingredients. They make the perfect quick lunch, dinner or even served … Read More

Scottish Cheddar Cheese Loaf

This delicious traditional Scottish Cheddar Cheese Loaf is lovely fresh out of the oven with a wee spreading of butter on the top. Its cheesy, hearty and delicious dunked into a freshly made soup in the early Spring or Winter months.

Scottish Cheese & Mushroom Tart

It’s probably no secret by now that I am a big cheese fan! If your also a fan of mature cheddar cheese your going to love this delicious Scottish Cheese and Mushroom Tart recipe. This creamy cheesy melt in the mouth cheese & mushroom tart is perfect for the colder days this Spring.

The Best Creamy Chicken Pie

The kids are in love with this deep filled creamy chicken pie topped with crispy puff pastry! Its so easy to make and makes a lovely family meal served with fresh seasonal greens and root vegetables.

Carrot Cake Steamed Pudding

Is there anything more comforting than a traditional Scottish steamed pudding after a hearty Winter stew? Try this delicious carrot cake steamed pudding variation with caramel sauce and all the lovely flavours of a traditional carrot cake.

Scottish Oat & Marmalade Bars

These marmalade bars made with Scottish oats are so incredibly easy to make and they make a delicious snack for all the family. My kids love them and they travel well to school or to work.

Irish Soda Bread

This traditional Irish Soda bread recipe is so lovely and a really easy one to make when you don’t have any bread in the house. Its fresh, hearty and lovely warm with butter for breakfast.

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!

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 … Read More

Scottish Christmas Cookbook – A Sneak Peek!

I just uploaded a wee sneak peek at my lovely Scottish Christmas cookbook to my Youtube Channel – The 12 Days of Christmas – A short collection of Scottish Inspired Christmas recipes! Start planning your Christmas cooking today with this collection of my favourite recipes.

Aldi Shepherds Pie

This delicious shepherds pie made with Scottish ingredients from the Aldi supermarket is the perfect recipe for a cold Autumn day. I love how the potato crisps up on the top with a light sprinkle of cheddar cheese. It works beautifully with the Scottish minced beef base and hidden vegetables for the younger ones.

Scottish Steak Pie

This traditional Scottish steak pie is a classic simple Scottish dish and your going to love it! The crispy flaky pastry on the top of the slowly cooked Aberdeen Angus beef in gravy gives it an authentic taste that you will love. It’s perfect for the weekend!

Herring in Oatmeal

This delicious traditional Scottish recipe is so easy to make and really nice served with the creamy egg and potato salad in the recipe below. The cheesy bacon scallops are a fishy bonus for you all and based on a traditional way to serve them