Daily Archives: June 6, 2016

National Fish and Chips Day was Friday June 3rd – this was a GREAT Day

National Fish and Chips Day was Friday June 3rd – this was a GREAT Day that we really enjoyed, this is after all THE Classic British Dish.

fish and chip 1Following the resounding success of last year’s inaugural National Fish and Chip Day, Fish & Chip lovers across the UK this year -the US took up the idea… after all who doesn’t love great fish and chips – with vinegar – served in newspaper (of course)!.

On National Fish and Chip Day ASF popped over to Jones Wood Foundry – one of our top picks for great fish and chips in NYC – let us know you favorite spot.

AND HOW DOES ONE MAKE CLASSIC FISH AND CHIPS- The American-Scottish Foundation® has a recipe all to give the classic dish a try.

Have a look at our recipe here:https://americanscottishfoundation.com/magazine/?p=1612

IRN-BRU IN CUPCAKES? YES!

IRN-BRU IN CUPCAKES? YES – it can work – but it has taken Baking With Granny a few trys to work out the “secret” to Scotland’s favorite fizzy drink being a successful cupcake…

AND the secret is: Boiling down the Irn-Bru into a SYRUP
… “boiling a 2 litre bottle of Irn Bru, texting Granny saying, “You know when you’re 50% sure you have a good idea & 50% sure you’re completely mad? Thankfully though, it worked!irnbrucupcake-1

• Place your Irn Bru into a pot large enough to hold it & bring it to the boil.
• Boil until the Irn Bru reduces to around a 10th of its original volume. It took around 2.5 hours for 2 litres to reduce down to 200ml but obviously the less Irn Bru you use, the less time it’ll take.
• Once it’s ready it’ll be a thin syrup consistency and a deep orange colour. Remember it will be very hot and as such will be a bit thicker once it cools down.

And there you have it! Your very own Irn Bru syrup, ready to bake into cupcakes. ”

The receipe can be found at Baking with Grannys website … and now all of us can enjoy IRN-BRU Cupcakes http://bakingwithgranny.co.uk/recipe/irn-bru-cupcakes/

Enjoy – from The American-Scottish Foundation® Team.