Looking to celebrate in true Scottish style? We have clapshot, clootie dumpling, shortbread, raspberry cranachan, Hogmanay steak pie and more.
We eat this steak pie every Hogmanay night and New Year's Day. The meat is so tender it just falls apart and the gravy is beautifully rich, the trick is in the slow cooking. We always need to plan to make enough for seconds when we have guests round for dinner! If you don't have the time to cook it for so long and leave overnight you can easily make the recipe in one go in an hour and a half
This traditional Scottish dessert is quick and easy to put together, and the nutritious combination of cream, fromage frais, oats and fresh fruit makes a superb sweet course for a special occasion meal. The whisky not only adds a taste of Scotland, but gives a fantastic kick to the flavour.
One of our family recipes that we use for Hogmanay. Some cooks add a little cream but this is neither traditional nor necessary.
This is a traditional Scottish dish. Made for after Christmas dinner, the remainder was kept for Hogmanay. In years gone by it was wrapped in cloth and steamed in a pot. The old six penny was wrapped in wax paper and cooked into the dumpling mixture, where it was good luck to find one in your slice of the dumpling. This recipe is made in the microwave and is much quicker and still has the same tasteful flavour. You will need 1 pot, 2 pint pudding bowl, cling film.
This recipe is originally my mother's, however I've taken my own twist with it, increasing the sugar and adding vanilla - removing the butter to create a perfect tablet every time that's easy for anyone to create. Family and friends and strangers from around the world have tried it themselves and sent me feedback stating that it's turned out perfect and tastes delicious. It melts in your mouth and is bursting with sweetness; the slight hint of vanilla is an added bonus that leaves for a great aftertaste.