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 Teatime Treats Recipe and Meal Ideas
Scotland Griddle Scones biscuits Ideas

Scones Recipe

Griddle scones are A VERY traditional tea time treat in Scotland. Scotland (unlike the rest of the UK) doesn't really have a "cream tea" culture but they are a favourite served with lashings of fresh butter or home made jam. You will find a good variety of scones at bakers throughout scotland and this is simply one recipe for a plain griddle scone

Gridle Scones

8 oz Flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 oz butter
1 teaspoon golden syrup
1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
1/2 teaspoon of cream of tartar
8fl oz Buttermilk
full cream milk

Sift the flour into a bowl. Add all the other dry ingredients and mix well. Rub in the butter, then add the syrup and milk. Mix thsi with a knife until the consistency is soft and pliable

Turn onto a floured surface and roll quickly and lightly, handling as little as possible,to approx 3/4 inch thick. Cut into rounds

Grease and heat the gridle(or heavy frying pan). Lift the scones onto the girdle and turn once until brown on both sides. Serve freshly baked (normally with butter)

Tip for testing heat in gridle:
Sprinkle a little flour on it. If the flour turns brown immediately then it is TOO hot. It should take a few seconds to change colour.

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

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