Celebrate Burns Night with traditional Scottish recipes and our recommendations for the best haggis
Celebrate Burns Night with traditional Scottish recipes and our recommendations for the best haggis. Haggis is the traditional way to toast poet, Robert Burns, but it’s also a great excuse to try some Scottish-inspired recipes, from hot smoked salmon pate as a starter to Paul Hollywood’s heather honey sponge recipe for dessert.
Our food editor Jane Curran recommends picking up a Macsween haggis from your local supermarket if you want to go all out. Try one of their interesting takes on a classic haggis, such as venison, wild boar or three bird haggis. These will make the perfect centrepiece for a celebratory dinner party.
How about welcoming guests with a Scottish Carounn Gin blush apple martini? Then make a Scottish feast to share, ending with mini cranachan cheesecakes made with whisky and fresh raspberries. You could even incorporate a little whiskey tasting into the evening.
Click through now for our favourite Scottish recipes…
Make a delicious cranachan cheesecake with whiskey and raspberries as the perfect Burns Night dessert.
The appletini has become a modern classic. This blush apple Martini recipe uses Scottish Carounn gin as its base.
Use Scottish smoked salmon to make this simple pate recipe. Just add toast for a delicious starter.
What could be more warming on a cold January night than this game pie with juniper recipe? Use prepared casserole packs from your butcher if you can.
This mussels with dry sherry, garlic and thyme recipe is a smart way to kick off your Burns Night dinner party. Buy the mussels on the day of cooking.
This cauliflower cheese soup with bacon chicory recipe would make a delicious starter.
Our roast rib of beef recipe makes a great traditional British roast. The leftovers will make quick and easy sandwiches the next day too.
Take traditional Scottish shortbread to the next level with this raspberry and elderflower shortbread recipe
A perfect traditional British sherry trifle recipe made with rich Madeira cake, cherries and vanilla custard
Our marmalade bread and butter pudding recipe is the ultimate grown-up comfort food.
Homemade shortbread is guaranteed to impress so add this blackberry fool recipe to your menu now.
Make a Dundee cake with fruit, nuts and a touch of whisky and it will come out with a light, crumbly cake.