21 January 2015

Burns Night Bakes

This Sunday 15th January marks Burns Night. The annual Scottish celebration of the life and the poetry of Robert Burns. Burns Night is traditionally celebrated with a hearty Scottish supper of haggis and neeps and tatties, interspersed with readings of Burns' classic poetry.

But of course, no supper is complete without traditional and Scottish inspired puddings. Most hearty of all must of course be a good Whisky and Ginger Pudding. Served with lashings of warm toffee sauce, it has our mouths watering at just the thought of it! Get the recipe here.

Cranachan is a traditional pudding often served on Burns Night. Made with fresh raspberries, cream, oatmeal and honey, it is easy to make in advance and you can get the recipe for this fruity Cranachan here.
Cone Party Bags

Another traditional Scottish treat is tablet. Perfect for snacking on throughout the day and after the big supper. A good recipe is hard to find for Scottish tablet, but follow this one and we're sure you're guests won't be disappointed! You could even package up a few chunks of delicious tablet to give away to guests! Use clear cello party bags and tie closed with some tartan ribbon to keep in the theme of the night.

If you are not taking part in a traditional Burns supper, you could still add a little bit of Scottish influence into your weekend by making these awesome Whisky Buttercream Cupcakes with tartan icing!

Once you have decided on which puddings you want to make, all that is left is to get decorating for Burns Night!

Are you attending a Burns Supper this year?