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How to make the perfect cup of tea!

Posted By James Wilson in Recipes & News on Jan 04, 2023

Getting the most out of your cup of Scottish Tea requires just a few steps. Brodies has been making tea in Scotland for over 150 years and offers advice on making the perfect cup. Start with a good Scottish tea. Making the perfect cup is easier with a brand you really enjoy. Brodies is a distinctly Scottish Tea with distinctive varieties, Famous Edinburgh, Scottish Breakfast and Scottish Afternoon. The Process Since your tea is going to last a while, make sure to store it properly. Store it in a cool, dry place. Since it absorbs odors, store away from strong smelling...

1st Day of CHRISTMAS

Posted By Veronica Staub in Recipes & News on Dec 10, 2022

If you are anything like me you might find yourself in a baking kind of mood during these countless chilly winter nights. Searching for the perfect recipe (that doesn't require 3 trips to the grocery and a hunt down for an obscure specialty ingredient) is not always as simple as you might think . I prefer a recipe that only asks on-hand ingredients of me, and will satisfy my craving relatively quickly. It seems that nearly every flavor in our Mrs. Bridges collection is multi-functional and can serve as both a table-top offering as well as the perfect "secret" ingredient in a multitude...

Boyndie Broth

Posted By James Wilson in Recipes & News on Nov 30, 2022

Why not give Boyndie Broth a try for St Andrew’s Day. It’s a simple, velvety soup that you can make with just a few simple ingredients. You can also add undyed smoked haddock or smoked salmon for the last few minutes of your cooking time for a good alternative to Cullen Skink. This recipe makes a thick warming broth – use less oats and more stock if you prefer a thinner soup. INGREDIENTS 50g (2oz) Hamlyns Scottish Porridge Oats or Oatmeal 1 chopped onion 1 large carrot grated 2 tablespoons butter 550ml (1 pint) chicken stock 550ml (1 pint) milk...

Healthy "Pupcakes" A delicious treat for your dog!

Posted By James Wilson in Recipes & News on Jul 26, 2022

These pupcakes make an excellent treat for your dog. Banana is high in vitamins, potassium and low calorie. The sweet potato is excellent for your dog’s digestion and immune system. INGREDIENTS 1 Sweet Potato 1 ripe banana  1 Large Egg 7oz Hamlyns Porridge Oats Makes six large pupcakes DIRECTIONS 1. Preheat the oven to 375F. Cook the sweet potato for 40 minutes. To check if the sweet potato is cooked, stab it with a fork; it should be soft inside the skin. Put the sweet potato in the fridge to cool for around 10 minutes. This step can even be done...

Hamlyn's Oatmeal S'Mores Flapjacks

Posted By James Wilson in Recipes & News on Jul 02, 2022

These s’more flapjacks, packed with gooey marshmallows and chocolate, are an irresistible treat. Recipe from Liz Ashworth INGREDIENTS 6oz Butter 4.5 oz Golden Syrup or Honey 4.5oz Soft Brown Sugar 12oz Hamlyns Porridge Oats 3oz Mini Marshmallows  6oz Chocolate Chips DIRECTIONS 1. Oil a  9insquare tin. 2. Heat oven to 350F 3. Melt the butter, syrup and sugar 4. Put the oats into a large bowl and stir in the melted mixture. 5. Press half the oat mixture into the tin, sprinkle evenly with marshmallows and chocolate then cover with the remains of the mixture. 6. Bake in the middle of the oven for 20...

It's July and nothing says summer like a great cocktail! Check out some these favorites from Mrs Bridges. Ingredients  5fl oz Prosecco, or champagne 1 tbsp jam, any flavor you like, we used Mrs Bridges Strawberry Method 1. Take the jam and add it to the bottom of a champagne flute or Champagne Coupe glass. 2. Fill the glass with Prosecco, stir and serve.   Ingredients 6 tablespoons sugar 10 fl oz caster sugar 8.5 fl oz pink grapefruit juice 8.5 fl oz l sparkling pink wine 2 tbsp Mrs Bridges Pink Grapefruit Marmalade a few basil leaves and extra to...

Oat Crumbled Smoked Haddock Fishcakes

Posted By James Wilson in Recipes & News on Jul 02, 2022

A delicious fishcake made with fresh smoked haddock and served with a hot chili sauce. Created by The Hebridean Baker Serves 2 / Cooking time: 30 Minutes Ingredients 6oz Stonington Finnan Haddie. 1lb of Potatoes 1 small onion chopped. 1 red Chili Pepper ½ tbsp plain flour 10 fl oz Whole Milk 2 Eggs 2-3 Cups Hamlyn's Pinhead Oatmeal Salt and fresh ground black pepper. 2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley. Method Peel and chop potatoes before boiling them in salted water. Dice the onion and chilli then put them into a frying pan with a tablespoon of oil on a low heat. When the...

Mrs Bridges Fig Preserve is a classic! Whether you pair it with a fig, orange, and gorgonzola salad or enjoy with soft cheese, this traditionally sweet preserve is perfect for springtime!   Fig Preserve Balsamic Vinaigrette Prep Time: 5 Minutes 1/3 cup avocado oil - can also use olive oil 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar 2 tablespoons Mrs Bridges Fig Preserve Salt & Pepper to Taste In a blender, add oil, balsamic vinegar, fig jam, and salt and pepper until combined and creamy (emulsified).  

Celebrate Tartan Day In April

Posted By James Wilson in Recipes & News on Feb 16, 2022

Tartan Day NYC 2017   Ways to celebrate Tartan Day 2022 Feeling a bit “crabbit”, or grouchy over COVID stamping out another year of Tartan Week? You’re not alone. More than 20 million Americans lay claim as descendants of Scotland. Along with lovers of Scotland, this interest correlates into massive attendance at Tartan Day events.  Since the establishing of National Tartan Day on April 6 through Congressional passage in 1997, Tartan Day celebrations have grown across the United States. The growing number of celebrations has blossomed over the years across the country. One of the largest celebrations is that of...

Burns night at hame

Posted By James Wilson in Recipes & News on Jan 20, 2022

Content provided by from Hamlyns Oatmeal - hamlynsoats.co.uk. Every year on the 25th of January, Scots all around the world celebrate the life and works of the great Robert Burns by hosting Burns suppers in schools, clubs and with groups of friends. With the country in lockdown, and most celebrations happening home, this year’s Burns suppers will be very different, so we’ve put together a few ideas for how you can celebrate Burns’ birthday safely at home, with your own scaled-down Burns supper to celebrate the great man’s life and works.   To get started  A Burns supper has to pack a...