Us Scots love some oats. Of course there’s porridge, everyone’s favourite winter warmer to set you up on a dreich day. And oatcakes which our youngest has recently found a fondness for; dry, with no butter, cheese or chutney – we’ll introduce him to that luxury in time. But when it comes to a sweet oat treat, there’s nothing that can top Flapjack.Read More
I don’t want to mention the ‘C‘ word since we’re still only in September but there’s no denying the nights are drawing in. The temperature & weather in Edinburgh has still been somewhat unpredictable but I know I’m already craving some cosier comforts that come with Autumn. And what’s better than a door-stop sized slice of Gingerbread?
I’ve two prominent memories from my childhood that involve Mars Bars. Random, I know.But being such a well-known and well-loved chocolate here in the UK, I doubt I’m the only one! And if you have never had a Mars Bar (is that even possible?!) you are missing out – but fear not, this Mars Bar Slice is the perfect introduction to a life-long chocolate bar romance.Read More
These days I’m very firmly an Edinburgh lass, even appearing in the local paper! But I actually grew up down the coast a little in North Berwick, where Granny still lives today. As well as Granny (and Papa!), North Berwick is also home to Tantallon Castle, a mighty fortress that dates right back to the 1300’s and is the place of which these lovely little Tantallon Cakes get their name.
I can still clearly remember my first encounter with Golden Syrup. I’d seen the infamous tin in Granny’s baking cupboard but it wasn’t until we first tried baking what would become my favourite cookie recipe that I really tasted this gold elixir. It’s a staple in British baking and most definitely the star ingredient of this Golden Syrup Cake.Read More
It was actually one of our lovely Twitter followers who’d requested this recipe and of course, Granny had her go-to Rock Bun recipe right on cue! I’m pretty sure prior to this, the last time I made Rock Buns was in my High School Home Economics class and I’m pretty sure they were more rock than they were bun.Read More
Confession time… I’m a sugar addict. It will be of no surprise to those around me to be fair! From the moment I wake up to the moment I go to bed, I’m looking for my next sugar hit. It’s certainly not ideal but growing up in Scotland with sweet treats like Scottish Tablet, it’s really unavoidable.Read More
Another day and another classic recipe. When it comes to baking, it’s easy to get swept up in the many recipes of the internet but I’m slowly learning that often, these recipes aren’t all that they’re cracked up to be. Melting Moments biscuits however are a recipe that I promise you’ll love!
Happy Hogmany, folks!
For those of you outwith Scotland, Hogmanay is our version of New Years. The origins of the term ‘Hogmanay’ is at best uncertain but it isn’t without it’s traditions. Torch-light processions, singing Auld Lang Syne, street parties and of course first-footing; the custom of being the first visitor in a home after the bells at midnight. And for good luck your first-footer should be a tall, dark, handsome stranger, carrying some sort of gift. So if you’re planning on doing some first-footing yourself then this Black Bun is just the gift you need.Read More