Scotland is one of the countries that make up the United Kingdom. Its lush mountains and valleys and teeming crystal waters have produced some of the best products all over the world.
Scotland is famous for its whisky. You can be sure that if it has a stamp of “Made in Scotland“, the product has high quality.
This is the national dish of Scotland. This is a pudding with sheep’s heart, liver, and lungs. Combine these ingredients with onion, oatmeal, suet, spices, and salt. This concoction is traditionally placed inside a sheep’s stomach. Nowadays, however, this is placed in a sausage casing. Haggis is usually served with neeps and tatties, other terms used for mashed turnip and creamed potato.
Fish & Chips
This is so popular in Scotland that you can find many restaurants and chip shops offering this dish in their menu. These chippies or chip shops are mostly found in coastal areas. The fish is mostly made from fresh cod and haddock.
This is a sausage that may contain pork, beef, or a combination of the two. It is square in shape, although not perfectly shape. The sausage is sliced into pieces and usually eaten as part of a sandwich.
The people living in different parts of Scotland give different names to this kind of sausage. Around Glasgow and the west coast, this is called sliced sausage, slice, or sausage. The people of the north call this delicacy lorne sausage. The people on the east coast call this square sausage, lorne, square sliced sausage, or square slice. The people in the Highlands call this square sausage or square.
This is made from rowan berries. These berries are also made into jams or combined with other fruits as preserves. But be careful because you might not be used to the jelly’s slightly bitter taste.
This pie has a crust on the bottom and on top. The top crust is lower than the rim so that other tasty ingredients can be placed on top. It could be gravy, brown sauce, mashed potatoes, or baked beans.
The filling of the Scotch pie is usually minced mutton, with spices, pepper, and other ingredients. This is usually called pie in Scotland. However, the people in Aberdeen and Dundee call this mince pie to distinguish it from other pies such as steak and kidney pie, steak pie, and other delicious pies.
This is a meat pastry that originated in the town of Forfar. The pastry is not hard, and there is no potato in the filling. The filling has minced beef, with spices, and baked in an oven. One hole on top of the bridie means that no onions are included. But if there are two holes on top that means the bridie has onions.
This is a traditional sweet from Scotland. This was traditionally made from sugar and cream. However, cream will burn when boiled. So, cream was substituted with condensed milk and butter.
You can put vanilla to flavour it or you can add nuts for a more crunchy effect. Tablets are a bit hard, but not that hard.
So, if ever you have the opportunity to visit Scotland, take the time to taste the delicious traditional food of this lovely country. Be smart holiday shoppers and research the best bakers, restaurants, and markets.