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Darkginger

Burns Night - anyone partaking?

Burns Night is on January 25th, which is a Saturday this year (so a good night for having friends round), and I'm planning a Scots-inspired dinner for Dad and me (he doesn't know this yet, and I'm not telling him until he's looking at it, else there'll be cries of 'I'm not eating THAT!'). We'll be having Scottish peat and heather smoked salmon with creme fraiche and a dollop of salmon caviar on (Irish - cough) soda bread to start with, followed by a McSweens (they're the best, I think) haggis, clapshot and whisky sauce, followed by a rather non-Scottish lemon meringue pie (cos it's Dad's favourite). I would have done cranachan for pud, but can't find pinhead oatmeal anywhere - anyone know of a source?

Was just wondering if anyone else is doing anything special for Burns Night and, if so, what?

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Elpe

Burns Night

Well, am thinking along these lines - - - Cock-a-leekie soup, Arbroath Smokie fishcake topped with a poached egg, haggis neeps n tatties, bread n butter pudding with Scottish marmalade.
Since there will likely be just the two of us, I might read a few famous lines that begin "Fair fa' your honest, sonsie face,
Great chieftain o the puddin'-race!" And throughout we'll be listening to the CD "Spirit of the Glen"
with the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards which has some of my favourite Scottish pieces eg Highland Cathedral etc.
Yours sounds good, DG - enjoy!

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Lindsey, Food Editor

Burns Night

Hello Dark Ginger,

We are testing a few recipes this week for Burns Night and will be adding them to our online collection next week.

We are going to update the Cranachan recipe to say pinhead or coarse oatmeal, as it is quite hard to find. But if you still want to get it, the last time I used it I bought it from goodnessdirect.

If not the coarse oatmeal is in most supermarkets and works very well.

Best wishes

Lindsey

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Meringue Murphy

Pinhead oatmeal

Our tesco has pinhead oatmeal; it's sold in a tin in the cereal aisle next to different types of porridge- I've also seen it in health food shops. Should be easy enough to get. Good luck with the burns supper sounds delicious . Mcsweens also make a vegetarian haggis which is really nice too.

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Honey

Burns Night

Yes, we like haggis and so I'll do one with neeps and tatties. Shouldn't be having a pud really... I don't like whiskey and so won't do the caranachan, but might do something else with raspberries as I still have a freezer full from the summer. I always put some Scottish music on too... it just seems to set the scene... and of course a bit of tartan on the table.

H x

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Noreen, Board Moderator

Burns Night menu

Delia has put together a Burns Night supper menu for us, Honey, the main course might just tick the box for you. Take a look on the home page...

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Honey

Burns Night

Thanks Nor, will go and look now. xx

 
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