What to cook this Burns Night

What to cook this Burns Night

Burns Night is a celebration of the life and work of the Scottish poet Robert Burns, what once started as a memorial dinner has since grown into a country wide event which celebrates Scotlands culture and heritage.

Whilst it might conjure up images of eating haggis washed down with drams of scotch, we love nothing more than taking the opportunity to spend the evening cooking up something a little bit different.

Whilst haggis may not usually be on the menu, when the shelves are stocked full it seems a shame to not make the most of this unique savoury pudding. We've pulled together a few fantastic recipes for you to try this Burns Night, so why not try them and let us know how you got on.

We'll also have them as recipe cards in the farm shop, so come pay us a visit here in Market Harborough and make the most of the Scottish celebrations!

Haggis Croquettes

If you're new to haggis then why not try this fantastic Haggis Croquettes recipe from Jamie Oliver. It's super easy to make and is a great introduction to those who are nervous about trying haggis. The creamy potato compliments the haggis and these croquettes make great finger food or work well as a starter for a scottish feast!

Haggis, neeps and tatties

You can't really celebrate Burns Night without this classic Scottish recipe! Buying a pack of pre-cooked haggis will save you a lot of time and for those not in the know, neeps and tatties consist of mashed potatoes and mashed swede or turnips. The smooth texture of the neep and tatties are the ideal accompaniment to this flavourful meat.


When it come's to dessert, the classic choice is cranachan - a delicious mix of cream, raspberries, toasted oats and a splash of whisky. What could be better to end a traditional evening of Scottish classics?