Burns Night desserts

    Find a fitting ending to your Burns Supper with our traditional and delicious Burns Night desserts. We have cranachan, shortbread, clootie dumpling and lots more. Try whisky truffles or whisky cake for something a wee bit different!

    18 recipes



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    19 reviews

    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.

    Recipe by: doodled186

    35 reviews

    This is a great sweet we have here in Scotland. It is a complete sugar rush. It may be too sweet for some people but I love it. Try it anyway and see what you think. Kids will love it!

    Recipe by: celticfc1888

    12 reviews

    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.

    Recipe by: Norma MacMillan

    21 reviews

    This Scottish favourite is sure to please! This tastes just like the one you had as a child! Butter tablet is creamier crumbly fudge that is absolutely delicious! It may sound as though there is a lot of ingredients and you may think it might be tricky but it’s so easy and so tasty! I hope that you enjoy my recipe as much as I do! It melts in your mouth and is crumbly but not too hard at the same time, TRY IT! It’s lovely!

    Recipe by: Bethany McCarthy

    9 reviews

    This is pure heaven - well I think so anyway! It's sweet, melts in your mouth but is not chewy. This version is flavoured with chocolate and it makes a great gift. I always make some for my daughter's teachers at Christmas.

    Recipe by: Susan

    17 reviews

    My granny's clootie dumpling brought into the 21st century is no longer hours on end cooking, but just ten minutes in microwave! She makes it every year on Hogmanay.

    Recipe by: celticfc1888

    3 reviews

    A traditional Scottish pudding that is very quick and easy to make. Use good quality honey and a single malt whisky for the best results. A simpler, but richer version can be made by omitting the raspberry.

    Recipe by: Priyanka

    3 reviews

    Super-rich truffles with scotch (or alternatives)

    Recipe by: q043x

    9 reviews

    This traditional Scottish boiled pudding is made with suet, currants and sultanas. Perfect Hogmanay fare.

    Recipe by: Jill Barrett

    6 reviews

    This is a delightful, moist moonshine cake which all my friends love. They are always very happy after eating it and are always complimenting me on its unique taste!!!

    Recipe by: Lois

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