Ethnic Meals
Recipes and meal time ideas


The site concentrates on British recipes from Scotland, England and Wales with a few recipes from Ireland, India and France "thrown in". Primarily designed to provide ethnic recipes and meals, whether you are looking for an unusual meal, a straightforward meat, fish or poultry meal dish or even a sweet pudding recipe then hopefully you will find it here.

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Scottish Baking Recipe Ideas
Scotland Teatime Treats Ideas

Butterscotch Shortbread (Cake) Recipe This is a recipe for a rich dark shortbread (cake). Shortbread is a traditional Scottish tea tiem treat and would be served after the main meal has been eaten. Although it has bread as part of the title it is a sweet cookie/biscuit..

Butterscotch shortbread

Ingredients for Shortbread:
4oz Butter (softened)
2oz soft dark brown sugar
5 drops of vanilla essence
5 oz flour
1 oz ground almonds
caster sugar (for sprinkling)

Pre heat the oven to 300F or gas mark2. Grease a baking tray. In a seperate bowl, cream the butter with 1oz of the sugar adding the vanilla essence. Gradually work in the flour and ground almonds to the mixture. Mix in the remaining sugar.

Turn the mixture out on to a floured flat surface and knead well. Press or roll out into a round shape approx 1/2 inch thick and place on the baking tray. Prick all over with a fork and bake for about 35 to 40 minutes. Before baking you may sprinkle the caster sugar over the top. This is a personal preference option.

After baking, place on a wire rack to cool.

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For US to UK equivalents for food weights and measurements see this rough guide

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