Clootie dumpling

Burns Night recipes

35 Recipes

Take your tastebuds on a Highland fling with classic Burns Night dishes including haggis, neeps and tatties and cranachan, plus other Scottish-inspired dishes.

Clootie dumpling

5

(1 rating)

This traditional steamed Scottish pudding is made with dried fruit and spices. Enjoy on Burns night with a wee dram and custard or ice cream to serve
  • 3 hours and 55 mins
  • More effort
  • Vegetarian

Baked haggis

4.1875

(16 ratings)

Baking this traditional Scottish meat pudding gives a light, savoury, mealy flavour that's pure heaven
  • 1 hour
  • Easy

Cranachan

4.875

(8 ratings)

Sweet summer raspberries folded into cream flavoured with honey, whisky and toasted oatmeal - what could be more delicious?
  • 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Neeps & tatties soup

4

(4 ratings)

Enjoy a taste of Scotland in our warming soup made with swede, potato and haggis topping. It's Burns Night in a bowl...
  • 50 mins
  • Easy

Vegan haggis

3.5

(4 ratings)

Celebrate Burns Night properly with this delicious veggie haggis filled with lentils, mushrooms and seasoning. Serve with golden neeps and tatties
  • 2 hours
  • More effort
  • Vegetarian

Scottish stovies

3.25

(4 ratings)

Adapt this traditional Scottish stew to your liking. Try it with a leftover roast, sausage, minced beef or corned beef. Serve with oatcakes or crusty bread
  • 1 hour and 50 mins
  • Easy

Cullen skink

4.9

(20 ratings)

Simmer haddock, potatoes, milk, onion and parsley to make this comforting soup. Serve with crusty bread for a filling lunch or supper
  • 40 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Orange cranachan

5

(1 rating)

This seasonal pud makes a delicious yet light ending to a hearty meal
  • 20 mins
  • Easy

Scottish tablet

4.5

(14 ratings)

Make this Scottish tablet as a sweet treat for family and friends – it makes a lovely gift. Tablet is similar to fudge, but with a more crumbly texture...
  • 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Cock-a-leekie soup

3.666665

(3 ratings)

James Martin gives the classic restorative Scottish soup a twist - the prunes add a sweet contrast to the rich chicken broth
  • 1 hour and 45 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Dundee cake

4.846155

(26 ratings)

A famous traditional Scottish fruitcake with cherries, sultanas and almonds, and a sweet glaze
  • 2 hours and 20 mins
  • Easy

Selkirk Bannock

4.666665

(3 ratings)

Serve this Scottish classic with plenty of butter. If you have any leftover, toast it for breakfast or use for a bread & butter pudding...
  • 2 hours and 30 mins
  • Easy

Caramel & whisky sauce

4.4

(5 ratings)

This thick and boozy toffee sauce can be put into jars and given as a gift, or serve a dollop with warming desserts
  • 20 mins
  • Easy

Neeps & tatties

4.363635

(11 ratings)

'Neeps' are better known as swedes, the traditional Scottish accompaniment to haggis
  • 2 hours and 15 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Gamekeeper’s pie

4.9

(10 ratings)

Tailor this mash-topped stew to suit whatever game is in season - add more matured meat if you like a strong game flavour
  • 2 hours and 40 mins
  • Easy

Orange cranachan

5

(1 rating)

This seasonal pud makes a delicious yet light ending to a hearty meal
  • 20 mins
  • Easy

Skirlie mash

4.333335

(3 ratings)

'Skirlie' is a Scottish word for toasted oatmeal, which gives a crunchy texture to mashed potato - try this as a side dish at your Hogmanay celebration
  • 35 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Shortbread recipe

4.66154

(65 ratings)

Bake these classic shortbread biscuits to wow a crowd. You only need four ingredients, but you can mix it up with lemon or orange zest, or try adding chopped pistachios
  • 1 hour and 10 mins
  • Easy

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