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.

You can search for any recipe using a variety of ways including region, country, base ingredient or "pot luck" all from the drop down menu at the top of each page.

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Traditional Baking Recipe and Meal Ideas
Scottish Sweet Food and Drink Ideas
Clootie Dumpling Recipe

Traditionally this is a rich pudding made for the festive season. However, it is now available all year round in many restaurants and eateries.

4 oz Self raising flour
2oz white bread crumbs
1 egg
4 fl oz Milk (full cream)
3oz Shredded Suet
3 oz Sultanas
3oz Currants
2oz soft brown sugar
1 tablespoon golden syrup
Half oz mixed spice

Grease a pudding bowl (3 pint or slightly larger). Mix all the DRY ingredients into a large bowl. Then stir in the egg, followed by the syrup and milk to make a soft conistency. Fill the bowl with the mixture, leaving plenty of room for the pudding to swell. Cover with a layer of greasproof paper, buttered on both sides. Seal the bowl with on the top with kitchen foil. Place on a heatproof plate in a large saucepan. Fill the pan with water halfway up the side. Cover and simmer for two hours, topping up with boiling water as necessary. Turn out onto the large plate. Allow to cool slightly and serve with whipped cream.

If you are feeling brave (or simply traditional) Instead of using the bowl to cook the mixture in, after mixing it place to mixture in a large cloth, tied to make a pouch and boil in that. This should allow a nice "skin" (which should be eaten) to form.

As with all recipes which involve cooking and baking a sensible approach must be taken especially when dealing with warm or hot (temperature) ingredients. If you are unable to take due care, please do not attempt to make any of these recipes. All recipes are tried at your own risk.

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

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