Tipsy Laird Recipe for Burn’s Night
There’s nothing more romantic than Burns night in Scotland. It certainly celebrated around the whole country, and if you are lucky enough to be in a Scottish highland hotel, then you’ll be celebrating in style too.
Haggis, tatties, (potatoes) and turnips or neeps are served, there should be a piper in traditional Scottish dress, and of course a Ceilidh, so that everyone can dance and be merry after they have enjoyed their Burn’s supper.
The traditional drink is whiskey and they will have smoked salmon on oatcakes as a starter.
It’s a very simple dish to prepare and you can buy very delicious haggis on Amazon here’s the link: Haggis from Scotland
All you do is peel and boil the vegetables, and then mash them. It’s one the most low stress meals I’ve ever prepared for my friends.
Here’s a link to an article I have written about the traditions of a real Burn’s supper. It includes information about Robert Burns and some of his beautiful poems:
Here’s a video that shows exactly how a Burn’s supper should run and what the traditions mean.
But before the dancing starts there is the Tipsy Laird to enjoy! This is a trifle made with fresh raspberries custard, sponge cake, fresh cream, flaked almonds and of course whiskey!
1. Line a bowl with sponge cake
2. Arrange raspberries over the cake and spread them evenly
3. Soak some whiskey into the sponge.
4. Spread a layer of lovely thick custard over that
5. Top with whipped cream. You can pipe the cream on, but it doesn’t matter if it is not smooth.
6. Decorate with almonds and raspberries.
7. Keep in the fridge till you are ready to serve.
A Burn’s supper is a simple but truly delicious meal. It’s easy to prepare and is full of merriment.