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Recipes

The Grahams have great tastes! Whether it's "gourmet" or clan comfort food, below are some members' recipes. More will be added soon to build our online clan cookbook. Thanks to HI Cookery for granting the Society permission to use the food photos (other pictures from members are credited). Ith gu leĆ²ir! (Scots Gaelic for "Eat plenty!").

black bun

 

BLACK BUN

Have a Happy Hogmanay with this traditional new year's cake filled with raisins, currants and almonds. This is a good-luck gift from "the first-footer" (first visitor to one's home in the new year). Learn more about Scottish new year traditions HERE. And get the recipe with step-by-step photos from the Winter 2012 edition of The Clan Graham News (archived in the Members Only site).

 


 

DUNDEE CAKE

Both bonnie (beautiful) and delicious, this rich classic Christmas cake is studded with fruits, decorated with almonds and flavored with whisky.

COMING SOON


graham crackers

 

GRAHAM CRACKERS

Originally named "Dr. Graham's Honey Biskets," these crackers were part of Reverend Sylvester Graham's controversial diet plan and his specialty graham flour. Learn more about him and get the recipe by downloading the PDF articles HERE (background written by Jenny Fitzsimmons and recipe tested by Ekena B. Parkinson). John and Margaret Graham of North Carolina, who sponsor clan tents in their area, say they bake these treats for the children who come to visit them at the Scottish games. These young "taste testers" give their homemade graham crackers a positive review!

 


leek and tattie soup

 

LEEK AND TATTIE SOUP

Leek and tattie (potato) soup is a Scottish staple that is both hearty and heartwarming. The vegetables are cheap and chunky to make a filling first course. The recipe for this comfort cuisine, along with step-by-step photos, is featured in the Winter 2012 edition of The Clan Graham News (log in to the Members Only site).

 


montrose tea cakes

 

MONTROSE TEA CAKES

Although it is not known whether these tasty tea cakes were named after the Scottish town, Montrose, or James Graham the Great Marquis of Montrose, they are still a terrific treat. Click HERE to see the recipe (.jpg/.jpeg file opens in a new browser window).


scotch eggs

 

SCOTCH EGGS

A boiled egg is enrobed in savory sausage, coated in crumbs then deep fried to seal in the flavors. Scotch eggs are a favorite festival food and this substantial snack can be made at home! Click HERE for visual step-by-step photo directions of this recipe.


shortbread cookies

 

SHORTBREAD

This is the ultimate world-famous cookie from Scotland! Kathleen Wheeless, the Clan Graham Society tent chairperson for the Grandfather Mountain Games in North Carolina, shared her classic shortbread cookie recipe in the Winter 2012 edition of the Clan Graham News. Read more about the cookie's culinary history and see step-by-step photos for making shortbread in the Members Only site.