True Highlands Blog
For those of you who don’t know the culinary traditions of North-east Scotland, the buttery, also known as a rowie, is an individually sized flat bread made of flour, yeast, salt and a huge amount of whipped lard. It is eaten usually at breakfast. Some consumers, with little regard for their hearts, spread this already highly calorific treat with liberal smears of butter, often topped with jam or cheese.
This time of year, even though the cutting winds may still rage in the Highlands, there are tasty greens and flowers to be foraged. I like to pair the first picked greens of the year (often from the greenhouse) with edible blossoms and wonderful creamy lobster meat.
A boiled egg, wrapped in sausage meat, coated in a ruskoline of sorts and eaten hot or cold. This is a very brief outline of what we associate with these words. However, forget the dry one you tried from the petrol station and delight in this easy and versatile snack.