SPRUCE BEER

February 16, 2013

The flavour is unique and quite pleasing… a smoky spruce taste.   Ingredients: 2 dozen spruce tips approx 10-15 centimeters long. 1 liter of molasses 1 ten liter (food grade) plastic pail 5 two-liter pop bottles with caps cleaned and dried 1 packet of baker’s yeast.   Preparation: Bring water to a boil and toss […]

Scottish Dumplings

June 6, 2009

1 1/2 cups flour 3 teaspoon Baking Powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 3/4 cup milk 1 teaspoon butter (optional) 1 teaspoon parsley salt and pepper Method: Sift flour, add baking powder, salt, parsley, salt & pepper, cut in the butter. Make a well in the center. Pour in the milk. Gently mix with a fork. Drop […]

Morning warmth with Scottish Porridge

June 6, 2009

Ingredients for two people: 1 cup water 1 cup milk 2.5 tablespoons medium ground oats pinch of salt Method: Place water and milk in a (double boiler) pot and bring to a rolling boil. Add oatmeal slowly, stirring with a wooden spoon. Continue to stir until it returns to the boil. Reduce heat. Cover pot. […]

Clootie Dumplings

May 1, 2009

Spiced fruit dumpling, Serves 8-10. 4 oz wholemeal flour 6 oz fine brown breadcrumbs 4 oz beef suet, finely chopped (butter may be substituted) 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon ground ginger 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1 teaspoon ground cumin 4 oz sultanas 4 oz currants 2 tablespoons black treacle 2 […]

Gingerbread

March 18, 2009

1/3 Cup margarine 1/3 cup molasses 2 eggs 1 cup all purpose and whole wheat flour 1 tsp. baking soda 1/2 tsp. baking powder 1tsp.ground cinnamon 1 tsp. ginger 1 tsp. nutmeg 1/2 tsp cloves (crushed) 1Tbsp. orange zest salt to taste 1/2 cup milk METHOD: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a bowl cream […]

Johnny Cake (corn bread)

February 17, 2009

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Sift together: 7/8 cup pre-sifted all purpose flour 1/4 cup white sugar 4 tsp. baking powder 1/2 tsp. salt Method: Blend in 1 cup corn meal. Make a well in the centre. Combine and add: 1 beaten egg 1 cup milk 1/4 cup melted butter or margarine Method: Stir until […]

Irish Soda Bread

January 21, 2009

1 1/2 cups Buttermilk 1 egg slightly beaten 3 cups all purpose flour 1 Tbsp. double acting Baking Powder 1 tsp. salt 2 Tbsp. melted butter 1 1/2 cups dark seedless raisins 2/3 cups sugar 1 tsp. baking soda METHOD: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease 9X5 inch loaf pan. Set aside In a medium […]

Traditional Scottish Hot Toddy

January 6, 2009

3 dessertspoons Drambuie liqueur (whisky) 1 level dessertspoon brown sugar Fresh, strong coffee Double cream Method: Heat a stemmed wine glass with hot water and dry quickly. Add the Drambuie whisky stir in the sugar. Pour in the coffee, leaving an inch below the rim. Keep stirring until the sugar has dissolved Pour the cream […]

Treacle Scones

December 18, 2008

Ingredients: ½ pound flour ½ teaspoon Soda ½ teaspoon Cream of Tartar ½ teaspoon Salt ½ teaspoon Cinnamon ½ teaspoon Ginger 1 teaspoon Sugar 1 Tablespoon Treacle 1 ½ oz Butter Buttermilk to mix Method: Rub the butter into the flour; add dry ingredients and mix well. Melt the treacle and mix with a little […]

Whiskey Toddy

December 15, 2008

If a hot toddy doesn’t cure a cold after a couple of toddies you won’t really care! Heather honey or sugar, Lemon juice, Whisky, & Hot water, Method: Dissolve a teaspoon of honey or sugar in a glass of boiling water. Add a glass of whisky and a little lemon juice, Stir. Serve while still […]

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