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Robert Report 13 Sep 2013 15:51

Caramel Logs are difficult to find in this part of the North East of England but when I do find them, I buy a few packets at a time. The problem is, as you say, they are irresistible.

Never mind, I'll start the diet next week !!!


OneFootInTheGrave Report 13 Sep 2013 13:53

Robert - I used to buy 4 packs of Tunnocks Caramel Wafers and Tunnocks Caramel Logs but stopped buying them a while back - I would decide to eat one and somehow I ended eating the whole packet - I am an insulin dependent diabetic and they do not do a lot for my sugar levels - they are delicious and difficult to resist when I am browsing the supermarket shelves ;-)


LadyScozz Report 13 Sep 2013 13:42




where's mine?


GoldenGirl1 Report 13 Sep 2013 13:42

LOL @ Robert :-D

Well it is getting colder and you have to eat to keep warm,
that's my excuse ;-) :-D


Robert Report 13 Sep 2013 13:36

Just finished my lunch(dinner) of Stornoway Black Pudding followed by A Tunnocks Plain Chocolate Caramel Wafer followed by a Tunnocks Caramel Log followed by another Caramel Log. Pig???


LadyScozz Report 13 Sep 2013 12:13

I had great memories of Scotch pies.

I had one in 1988, my first since 1963!

I hated it! So did Himself.



GoldenGirl1 Report 13 Sep 2013 11:16

Nah we are a hardy bunch no hibernation for us :-D :-D

They are maybe climbing a mountain or two :-D :-D

Nolls from Harrogate

Nolls from Harrogate Report 13 Sep 2013 11:14

Do you know OFTG I was going to say no way would I make the pies but thinking about it might just have a try with lamb, probably have to make a flat pie but we shall see thanks for recipe.
Emma it's cloudy here in N. Yorkshire but really quite mild had the heating on night before last but not since then , mind you have spent many holidays in Aberdeen and I think it's the coldest part of GB you really have to be hardy to live way up there :-D
Now I wonder where all Scotties have gone to ...hibernation me thinks :-S


GoldenGirl1 Report 13 Sep 2013 10:53

Morning all,

Cloudy here in Aberdeen and quite chilly.

Emma :-)


OneFootInTheGrave Report 13 Sep 2013 07:09

Nolls from Harrogate - originally it was definitely mutton although nowadays some use lamb - make your own ;-)

Scotch Pie Recipe

Ingredients for the Meat Filling:

1 pound (500g or two cups) lean mutton/lamb, minced (ground) Pinch of mace or nutmeg Salt and pepper Quarter pint (150ml) gravy

Ingredients for the Hot Water Pastry:

1 pound (500g or four cups) plain flour 6 oz (175g or ¾ cup) lard 6 fluid oz (225ml or ¾ cup) approximately of water Pinch of salt Milk for glazing

You will also need glasses or jars, approximately 3-3½ inches (7.5-8.5cm) in diameter to shape the pie.

Preparation Method:
Create the filling by mixing the minced (ground) lamb, spice and seasoning. Make the pastry by sifting the flour and salt into a warm bowl. Make a well in the centre of the flour. Melt the lard in a scant measure of water and, when it is bubbling, add to the flour and mix thoroughly. Take a small amount (remember the mixture should make 8/10 pies, with their tops) and form into a ball and keep the rest warm while making each pastry case. This is done by rolling a suitable amount for each pie and shaping the crust round the base of a glass or jar approximately 3-3½ inches (7.5-8.5cm) in diameter. Make sure there are no cracks in the pastry - you can trim round the top of the case to make it even. As the pastry cools and gets cool, remove the glass and continue until you have about a quarter of the pastry left to make the lids. Fill the cases with the meat and add the gravy to make the meat moist. Roll the remaining pastry and use the glass to cut the lids. Wet the edges of the lids, place over the meat and press down lightly over the filling. Pinch the edges and trim. Cut a small hole or vent in the centre of the lid (to allow the steam to escape). Glaze with milk and bake for about 45 minutes at 275F/140C/Gas mark 1.

Nolls from Harrogate

Nolls from Harrogate Report 12 Sep 2013 21:04

Thought so Robert and these pies were supposed to be Prize Winning!! Definitely not by the Scots we know what's what what what! :-D


Robert Report 12 Sep 2013 19:36

Genuine Scotch pies ARE made with MUTTON.

Nolls from Harrogate

Nolls from Harrogate Report 12 Sep 2013 18:21

Now |I wonder where all us Scotties have gone to maybe Scottie said Beam us up cap'in .
Well just had a Scotch pie for tea (or our mince pies you get out of the bakers but that's what they call them down South) anyway bought some in Scot to bring home to freeze! now I always understood they were made from mutton do correct me if I'm wrong these were made from beef and award winning ones.....Rubbish not nice at all and still got about 8 to eat :-(
Hope everyone's OK :-)

Nolls from Harrogate

Nolls from Harrogate Report 11 Sep 2013 15:16

Used to love going to a Ceilidh ....wish they had them down here sometimes :-(


Robert Report 11 Sep 2013 12:38

Doing my National Service in the RAF over 60 years ago at Stranraer, we used to go on a Saturday night to the dance in the Village Hall in Portpatrick. It wasn't a Ceilidh but could be just as wild!!


OneFootInTheGrave Report 11 Sep 2013 08:47

When I worked on Iona, there were not a lot of places to go for social activities, no pubs, no cinemas, no dance halls, but one thing you could be sure of was there were always a good ceilidh somewhere, at a local croft, round a campfire at the youth camps, or in the undercroft underneath the refectory of The Abbey - loved them and suffered more than a few headaches from some of the local crofters home made potcheen :-(


GlasgowLass Report 10 Sep 2013 22:55

Guess what I got today?

An invite to a 21st birthday party ( twin niece and nephew).
It's a ..... CEILIDH!


OneFootInTheGrave Report 10 Sep 2013 14:12

I came across the other day and I have not head it sung for years, being brought up in the areas of Glencraig, Lochore, Lochgelly and Kelty. I love this song - The Kelty Clippie :-D :-D :-D

She's just a Kelty clippie, she'll no tak' nae advice
It's, Ach drap deid or Ah'll bile yer heid or Ah'll
punch yer ticket twice
Her faither's jist a waster, her mither's oan the game
She's just a Kelty clippie but I love her just the same

I've traivelled thru' this country from shore to
shining shore
From the swamps of Auchterderran tae the jungles
o' Lochore
But in all these far-flung places there's nane that can
Wi' the lily of Lumphinnans, she's ma bonnie Maggie

Frae the pyramids up in Kelty tae the mansions in
We've trod the bings together in mony's the blyth
Watched the moonlight over Crosshill, trod
Buckhaven's golden sand
And mony's the happy hoor we spent in Lochgelly's
Happy Land

I remember on the 8.15 that night o' romantic bliss
I says, Ho Mag, nip yer fag, gie's a wee bit kiss
She didnae tak' this kindly, didnae like ma chaff
Being a contrary kind of bird she said, Come oan,
get aff

She hasnae got nae culture, she drives me roon' the
Sittin' in her big armchair readin' the People's Friend
Her lapels are full of badges frae Butlins down at Ayr
And she goes to the bingo every night with the
curlers in her hair

But things is a wee bit better noo, I've gone and got
the ring
I won it frae Jim at the pitch an' toss, last night at the
Lindsay Bing
Wi' her wee black hat and her ticket machine ma
hairt she did ensnare
She's the lily of Lumphinnans, she's ma bonnie
Maggie Blair


GlasgowLass Report 10 Sep 2013 13:30

I often go the the theatre with my friends.
They have booked to see the stage production of Shang-A-Lang

I do want to go but, I will be in Dublin that night... Billy Joel in concert.


GlasgowLass Report 10 Sep 2013 13:09

OFITG..... when I was small, ( maybe up to the age of about 10?) I looked more like Oor Wullie than that wee boy!