There are countless reasons to take tours in Scotland, but when it comes to the country’s cuisine, it’s often overlooked. Ireland is the third biggest island in the European continent, and though Scotland may be a bit smaller than the Emerald Isle, it has just as much to offer in terms of authentic cuisine. Without further ado, here are just a few treats and delicacies you never knew were best enjoyed in Scotland.
Sticky Toffee Pudding
If you thought scrumptiously sweet desserts were only popular in America, think again. This British staple is a unique creation made with sponge cake, dates, vanilla custard or ice cream, and of course, toffee sauce. It’s found in most bars in Scotland and is a treat that anyone can enjoy any time. Don’t hesitate to try this dessert at multiple pubs and discover which version you like the most!
Shortbread may be common in places all around the world, but it’s been truly perfected in Scotland for centuries. The buttery, flaky texture of this treat makes it irresistible when properly prepared. Plus, it can be combined with other ingredients to create even more depth of flavor based on your personal tastes.
“Shortbread does not require an introduction. It has been a Scottish dessert option for years; 1736 saw the first printed recipe of this wonderful invention. The buttery goodness is verging on too delicious for words, though you will find that the taste varies depending on who makes it. It comes in all shapes and sizes, and is the perfect accompaniment to a cup of tea,” writes Tori Chalmers on The Culture Trip.
Finally, Scottish tablet is one of the most popular treats, though it’s made from some of the simplest ingredients: condensed milk, sugar, and butter. Some versions feature whiskey as well. These ingredients are cooked slowly until they reach the perfect crystalized consistency. Scottish tablet is a masterpiece that can satisfy any sweet tooth. It’s made all over the country, so it’s not at all difficult to find.
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