OK guys - I need your help! I am hosting my book club's monthly meeting at my house this Thursday... and of course I picked "Outlander" for the book. (This has spurned on two other friends to suggest it for their January meetings. What can I say? I am a "Disciple of Diana"; a spreader of Outlander love.)
Sooooo....I'm serving Scottish foods. Not a sit-down dinner or anything... just a taste of Scotland. Scotch Pies, Sausage Rolls, Bannocks.... but I'd love your input! Do you have an easy recipe for a Scottish appetizer? Let's hear it!
My coworker is Scottish (and loves the books!) and she always gives us shortbread as a treat. Local bakeries or even the bakery section of grocery stores sometimes have shortbread. Have fun! Wish I could be there.ReplyDelete
If any of the lasses are brave, you could buy a wee bit o' haggis (that Scottish store near you prolly sells it) and have them try that.ReplyDelete
Also maybe have a return of the bannocks? You could also make oatmeal cookies and call them "parritge (sp??) cookies...
I'd second the shortbread idea!ReplyDelete
If you want to try something less intimidating than haggis you could always try 'Colcannon' (Irish and Scottish roots)- My grandmother was from the North of England and used to make it for me when I was small - basically boiled mashed potatoes, cabbage and onion fried in butter with salt and pepper. Basic but brilliant on a winters day!
Shortbread and Bannocks!!!ReplyDelete
With Tea and STRONG coffee!!!
Can you really have a Scottish themed night without oatmeal? I like Tracey's suggestion of calling oatmeal cookies parritch; you could also always just make oatmeal and serve it with brown sugar (that's how I grew up eating, and while it's probably not authentically Scottish, it is yummy!) Looking forward to the post that shares how your night went! Good luck!ReplyDelete
Carol ~ try this site for traditional Scottish recipes: www.rampantscotland.com (click "recipes" in the right hand column). Good luck!ReplyDelete
Thanks everyone!!! I am definitely going to make shortbread. I have actually made it before... but I don't expect it to be nearly as good as Shannon's mom's or my brother in law's. Definitely making bannocks - and that's where the oatmeal comes in. Definitely doing sausage rolls and scotch pies. My friend Teresa is making cucumber sandwiches.. and I might serve Drambuie over vanilla ice cream (poor man's version of another Scottish recipe I found).ReplyDelete
I'll keep you all posted! (Jenn M - we have to upload some pictures!)
I think you should stream the book club meeting on live internet!!!ReplyDelete
I second Tracey's suggestion! Or at least put it on YouTube...ReplyDelete
Do you have a whiskey cookie recipe? I didn't find on internet. I would be very grateful! Thank you.ReplyDelete
Hi Monica - I blogged about Whiskey Cookies - keep checking back to see if anyone posts one! Also - try the Outlander Kitchen on Facebook or Outlanderkitchen.com!ReplyDelete