Savory Scottish Recipes

Written by Julie Jensen McDonald

Retail: $8.95
ISBN: 9781932043280
Dimensions: 5-1/2 x 3-1/2 inches
Pages: 154

Though Julie Jensen McDonald is of Danish lineage, she is married to a Scot, and therefore well qualified to compile this stocking-stuffer format cookbook.

Internationally respected for much of its fare, Scotland is famous for its smoked salmon, herring, Dundee cake, Keiller marmalades, and heather honey. Recipes include Prince Charlie’s Pancakes, Dunlop Rarebit, Cock-A-Leekie Soup, Drop Scones, Dundee Marmalade, Scottish Shortbread, Haggis, Newhaven Cream, Game Pie, Scots Triffle, Dundee Cake, and Edinburgh Rock Candy.

Also included: A Wee Glossary (to help make your cooking experience more enjoyable, easier, and educational), quick facts about poet Robert Burns’ native country, and a touch of Celtic history.

Whim-Wham (p. 113)
1/8 pound flaky pastry
Red currant jelly
3-3/4 cups whipping cream
Powdered sugar
1/2 cup white wine
Grated peel of 1 lemon
Candied orange and lemon slices
Divide the pastry in half, roll out, and cut into circles slightly smaller than the diameter of a deep, glass dessert dish. Bake at 450 degrees on baking sheet until done. Cool and spread with currant jelly. Sweeten the cream with sugar and beat to a froth. Fold in wine and lemon peel. Pour one-third into the dessert dish. Cover with a layer of pastry. Repeat the layers, ending with the cream, and garnish with candied fruit slices. Serves 4.