Indulgent Highland Kitchen

The Scottish Brunch Blether

Breakfast is a meal, but brunch is a culture

Picture relaxed, mouth watering small plates of Scottish delicacies, your favourite whisky cocktail in hand, an uplifting Scottish soundtrack and surrounded by friends!  In recent years, the concept of brunch has become more popular in Scotland – another opportunity to enjoy time with friends and family and to sample our rich natural larder of food.

This month, we are proud to bring you the ‘Indulgent Highland Kitchen’ WeeBox, with a real Scottish twist on creating the perfect Scottish brunch experience at home, wherever you are in the world.  

A time when food is more relaxed and time is more generous.

Read on in this month’s blether to transport yourself to Scotland for your next, lazy weekend brunch …

Set the scene:

Prepare your table – the centrepiece for your Scottish brunch experience.  Think tartan tablecloths, tweed runners, foliage and sprigs of heather peppered with candles and mismatched vintage crockery.  We like to indulge with our favourite crystal glasses (handed down from Granny!) to fill with a brunch Scottish cocktail or two!  A boozy brunch, or just with a cuppa, we recommend having a relaxed atmosphere – even just throw a tartan blanket on the grass or over your kitchen table.

Bring everyone together and set the ambience with some ‘WeeSounds’.  We teamed up with Blair, founder of Maccessori and makers of your March Harris Tweed keyring, to curated the perfect soundtrack to let your imagination flow, transporting you to Scotland.  You may recognise a few favourites or perhaps discover something new.

Getting dressed up is part of the fun.  Think ‘slow fashion’ – relaxed, oversized knitted jumpers, a touch of timeless tweed, comfy ankle boots and a cosy tartan scarf .  Finalise your look with statement Scottish jewellery – perhaps a chunky Orkney designed necklace or oversized Celtic brooch, you’ll look the part while sipping your Whisky Highball!

Eating and drinking wants but a beginning

As life continues in this new normal, one of the things keeping us going is home cooking and experimenting with new ingredients.  The Scottish Brunch Bible featured inside your March WeeBox helps you create a fun focal point with tempting small plates and interesting combinations to take your taste buds on a culinary journey. 

Here are some of our favourites : 

Herring in oatmeal with creamy scrambled eggs 

Incorporating some breakfast classics, this recipe is a hearty Scottish meal to warm the cockles of your heart.  Using a classic Scottish ingredient, herring – or ‘silver darlings’ as they are referred to in Scotland.

Pancetta scallops with Caesar salad bruschetta 

Using another Scottish seafood favourite, this recipe is a take on a classic Caesar salad, sure to be a crowd pleaser.

Cranachan smoothie 

The iconic Scottish desert meets brunch!  A genius twist on a traditional classic perfect to be enjoyed with friends.

Whisky is liquid sunshine

A boozy brunch is sometimes just what the doctor ordered!  Your Scottish Brunch Bible includes some show stopping cocktails to add a wee bit extra to your Scottish brunch.  Here are two of our WeeBox HQ favourites:

Whisky Highball 

A fresh and zesty way to kick off a boozy brunch, this cocktail mixes together whisky, lemon a mint to make a cocktail sure to get the party started!

The Horse’s Neck 

We love this name! With notes of ginger and lemon, this is a refreshing cocktail to be leisurely sipped all afternoon.

Dream now, visit later!

Take a peek at some of our favourite brunch spots waiting for you across Scotland