Posted by Amanda Krats - January 23, 2015
Each year, on the anniversary of Robert Burns' birth, 25 January, people from all over the world come together to celebrate the Scottish poet's life. Burns Night Supper can be traced back to 1801, five years after his death where his friends gathered at Burns Cottage to celebrate his life.
We've convinced the Smiths kitchen to give us their ideas for mouthwatering options - the traditional dishes and a tasty vegetarian take on the night. Or mix and match to create the perfect Burns Night for you!
A starter on Burns Night is traditionally a soup such as Cock-a-leekie or Cullen skink. But who's to say you can't have light nibbles instead? These Haggis stuffed mushrooms as a veggie option sound delicious...
The main course is well-known: that highly traditional Scottish dish of Haggis, Neeps and Tatties served with a generous helping of whisky sauce! But if traditional haggis isn't your thing, why not try this Spiced vegetarian haggis instead? It's served with enticing-sounding 'wee dram pearls' to boot!
Not forgetting the pudding of course! There's heaps of options out there but some of the most traditional include:
- Clootie pudding
- Black Forest Cranachan
- Typsy Laird
The ritual can be as simple - or as elaborate - as you wish, but here's our ultimate guide to Burns Night...we'd love to see your takes on a traditional Scottish celebration! Share with us on here or on our Facebook page!