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Beery Bread with Hamlyns Porridge Oats & Bran

Posted By James Wilson in Recipes & News on Aug 14, 2021

Ingredients 4 Cups of all purpose flour 1 Cup Hamlyn's Scottish Porridge Oats & Bran 1.5 tbsp (15g) bicarbonate of soda 3.5oz blanched Hazelnuts 2 teaspoons of honey or brown sugar 7-8 fl oz strong beer or stout 6.7 fl oz milk 5 tsp lemon juice Method Preheat oven to 180F Mix the flour, porridge oats and bicarbonate of soda together to combine thoroughly. Add the honey or brown sugar and a good pinch of salt and mix again. Pour in your beer, milk or lemon juice and combine to form a nice dough. Put the dough into a lined loaf...

Cut loose and relax over a plate of Haggis NACHOS!

Posted By Becki Slocum in Recipes & News on Jul 20, 2021

If you simply can not wait for Burn's night to get your hands on the most scrumptious food ever to be put into a can then give this recipe a try. It's easy, simple and a true crowd pleasing dish! These nachos are an ideal and quick meal for a hungry and lively crowd.  Ingredients:  Caledonian Kitchen Haggis (Sirloin or Highland) 1 cup grated cheddar or mozzarella cheese 1/2- 1 cup guacamole salsa sour cream to taste  Jalapeño peppers and black olives  (optional) Fresh chilies, finely sliced (optional)  Bag of tortilla chips Credit:

No-bake three layered vegan summer fruit cheesecake

Posted By James Wilson in Recipes & News on Jun 22, 2021

This no-bake three layered summer fruit cheesecake is really irresistible. The crunchy base is made from oats, hazelnuts, dates and coconut oil, topped with a creamy cashew, lemon and coconut layer, and finished off with a fruit layer, topped with summer fruits. Takes about 15 minutes to make, plus freezing and tastes amazing.  Ingredients 11oz Cashews 3.5oz Hamlyn's Scottish Porridge Oats 7oz Soft Dates 3.5oz blanched Hazelnuts 2 tablespoons of coconut Oil 1 can coconut milk - skim off the thick top and add some of the more liquid milk to make up to 6 Ounces 2 tablespoons maple syrup...

Summer is here and what better way to stay hydrated with these refreshing iced blends using Brodies Breakfast Loose Leaf Tea.      

World Baking Day

Posted By James Wilson in Recipes & News on May 17, 2021

May 17 is World Baking Day. World Baking Day was created by the folks over at, who decided it was high time to spread the joy of baking all around the world, especially to those who perhaps don’t bake too often and are not particularly experienced at it. This day is meant to show people just how much fun it can be to make a cake or some cookies, and baking can be a great way to spend time with family and friends. Not to mention how much fun it is to eat what you’ve made once it’s done!...

Oatmeal Scones Recipe

Posted By Becki Slocum in Recipes & News on Mar 08, 2021

  Ingredients 350g (12oz) self raising flour 110g (4oz) Hamlyns Scottish Oatmeal 110g (4oz) margarine/butter 110g (4oz) castor sugar 2 eggs 150ml (5fl oz) milk 2 teaspoons baking powder Recipe Put flour, oatmeal and baking powder into a bowl. Rub in margarine and sugar until it resembles fine breadcrumbs. Add beaten egg and milk and mix by hand until it forms a firm dough. Put onto a floured board and roll out until 1″ thick. Cut scones with a 2″ cutter. Place on a floured baking sheet and put into a medium oven (220°C/425°F/gas 7) for 15 minutes, or until...

Scotland Brings So Much to the table

Posted By James Wilson in Recipes & News on Feb 25, 2021

As expat owners and importers of fine Scottish brands, we're very proud to say that Scotland produces some of the highest quality food and drink anywhere in the world. But with recent events, Scotland's food and drink industry has had more than its fair share of challenges, making it quite an uncertain time for food and drink producers right across Scotland. Lend a hand and do your bit for Scottish businesses. You could have an amazing effect on livelihoods and local communities. And you won't just be protecting Scotland's food and drink industry, you'll be helping it thrive and grow. For...

The quintessential cold weather beverage; a Hot Toddy blends wonderful flavors and is both satisfying and delicious. Surprisingly simple to craft, and calls for common pantry ingredients. Try serving these in copper mule mugs for extra appeal!     1 teabag of Brodies Scottish Teatime Breakfast tea 1 1/2 ounces Scotch or brandy1 heaping tablespoon Mellis Scottish Heather Honey Boiling water1/2 cinnamon stick1 slice lemonPinch ground nutmeg Bottoms up and Merry Christmas from The Scottish Grocer.  

A wee history of The Caledonian Kitchen

Posted By James Wilson in Recipes & News on Nov 25, 2020

The Caledonian Kitchen started as a labor of love in 1995, not long after Jim Walters and his wife Gay returned from a two-week visit to Scotland, the home of their ancestors.  It was then that they had their first taste of haggis, and they both loved it so much that they ordered it at every opportunity.  When it was time to return home to Lewisville, Texas, they stowed away a few cans of “tinned haggis” in their luggage to enjoy until they could find a local source somewhere. Alas, there was no haggis to be found in the USA,...

Recipe for Cullen Skink- A Scottish Seafood Classic.

Posted By Becki Slocum in Recipes & News on Nov 15, 2020

Cullen Skink   Cullen Skink is a traditional Scottish smoked haddock recipe. It is a fine Scottish soup of great taste and simplicity. This Cullen Skink recipe was provided by Kris Burrin, the exceptional English chef of The Seasons restaurant in Stonington, Maine. Serves 4 2 medium onions 2 pints full-fat milk 1 bay leaf 1 pound Finnan Haddie  2 ounces butter 24 ounces potatoes cut into 1-inch cubes 85 milliliter (2.8 ounces) heavy cream Salt and fresh-ground black pepper 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley 1.Peel one of the onions, cut in half and put into a pan with the...