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 cooking smells were amazing and it counts as one of your five a day right?

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Blackcurrant Fruit Leather Recipe

My kids love fruit leather and this blackcurrant fruit leather recipe is right up there with one of our faves! The fruit leathers make awesome picnic snacks and travel really well. They last forever (if the kids don’t eat them that is) and still hold some nutrition too.

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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.

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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 on a picnic.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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

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Summer Strawberry Tart with Mackays

We love those delicious mini strawberry tarts that arrive on the Scottish baker shelves in the Summer months they are soooo good! I thought it would be good to make a giant version, to share with everyone…of course! lol! 😉

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