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Scottish Flapjacks are not pancakes – They’re Flapjacks

Posted By James Wilson in news on Sep 01, 2020

The Scottish flapjack isn’t be confused with the American pancake.  They are totally different but equally delicious. As a boy growing up in Scotland my sister and I used to make flapjacks in our mother’s kitchen as long as we cleaned up afterwards! Really very simple ingredients but it’s important to use the right kind of oats. Rolled oats are too coarse but oats that are rolled and coarsely milled are just the ticket. Hamlyn’s of Scotland Porridge Oats make the perfect oats straight out of the bag. For the flour use a wholemeal flour or a barley based flour...

Honey made from Heather is the worlds latest superfood

Posted By James Wilson in news on Aug 19, 2020

Scottish Heather honey made from heather has been official confirmed as a Superfood and in study has been revealed to contain up to 10 times more of essential micro-nutrients than global rivals. Read the full article Here.   when it comes to authentic Scottish Heather Honey John Mellis sets the standard for quality and experience. With over 22 years in business, he has become known as one of Scotland’s most successful bee farmers, with his honey in great demand for it’s unique flavor. The distinctive flavor of his honey is down to the countryside the hives are positioned in, with trees, wildflowers and heather providing...

Porridge with baked plums, honey & pistachios

Posted By James Wilson in news on Jun 20, 2020

Doesn't this look like the brightest start to the day - porridge with baked plums, honey and pistachios! This simple and delicious porridge recipe was created by a Hamlyns customer from Belfast Ireland. INGREDIENTS 1/2 cup Hamlyns Scottish Porridge Oats or Porridge Oats and Bran 1 cup milk or water or a combination of both 3 Plums 2 tablespoons runny honey 2 tablespoons pistachios, chopped DIRECTIONS 1.Preheat the oven to 400F 2. Cut the plums in half, remove the stone and put the plums on a baking tray with the cut side up. Drizzle with 1 tablespoon of the honey and bake for 10-15 min...

Healthy Appetite with the goodness of oats!

Posted By Becki Slocum in news on Apr 28, 2020

This week, we're sharing oatmeal recipes worth getting out of bed for. Happy cooking, and healthy eating.  Blackberry and Goat Cheese Oatmeal  Tangy goat cheese balances the tartness of blackberries in this indulgent recipe from Rich in soluble fiber and high in antioxidants, blackberries are a nutritious way to top off an already healthy bowl of nutritious oats. Drizzle Scottish Honey on top for a truly decadent start to your day. INGREDIENTS 1/2 cup Hamlyn's Scottish Oatmeal or Porridge Pinch of salt 1 cup almond milk 1/4 tsp. vanilla 1-2 tbsp. Scottish honey, plus a drizzle for the top 3 tbsp. goat cheese...

Recipe Suggestion - Kipper Pate

Posted By James Wilson in news on Apr 14, 2020

This smoked Kipper Pate makes a good first course with hot toast. You can also use stuffing for hard-boiled eggs, as a topping for canapés or a tasty sandwich filling with lettuce. A delicious and convenient for a quick fix of healthy fish oil at the start of the day.  INGREDIENTS (serves 4) 12-oz Stonnington Seafood Kipper Fillets 150 g Creme Fraiche. 1/3rd block Philadelphia Cheese. 2 tbs. butter. 1 tbs. Capers & juice. 1 tbs. Horseradish. 1 tsp Tabasco. 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce. 1 tsp ground black pepper. 1/2 tsp lemon juice. Optional: 1 tbs Brandy or Whisky DIRECTIONS Bring a...

Porridge could be key to a long and healthy life!

Posted By James Wilson in news on Apr 11, 2020

The large majority of Americans promise with the New Year to eat, live, and BE healthier in some way. If diet modification or changes is what you're after then look no further than Hamlyn's Scottish Oats! The grains found in porridge oats boast a large array of health benefits! Porridge is a warm breakfast cereal that has been prepared into a thick consistency and is an excellent source of fiber and energy; allowing you to feel fuller longer than less healthy breakfast or snack choices. The fuller you feel, the less likely you are to snack and therefor helping with...