Tipsy Laird Recipe for Burn’s Night

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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.



Giovanna Sanguinetti has been a teacher for many years and loves teaching dyslexic children. She is a qualified and experienced teacher of drama and theatre arts too. Her big love is theatre directing. She lives in London and is currently embarking on a very exciting project home educating her son through his exams years of school. While she does this she will continue writing online about education. Giovanna also loves adventure travel and is passionate about responsible and sustainable travel. She enjoys writing about this and has her own brand-new website. She is also the Travel Feature Editor on Tastes Magazine.

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