Tunnock’s Tea Cakes and the 20th Commonwealth Games

© BBC from the Opening Ceremony 23 July 2014

© BBC from the Opening Ceremony 23 July 2014

Anyone who watched the opening ceremony of the 20th Commonwealth Games in Glasgow on 23 July 2014 was left in no doubt whatsoever that the host nation was Scotland!  I do wonder, however, what people from overseas made of the dancing tea cakes, while Scots all over the world were salivating at the very thought of these old favourites.  Did you even get the reference?

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Brian’s Birthday Truffles

Truffles 3Brian is my wee brother and, growing up, it was a family tradition to have these scrummy truffles on his birthday – 13 July.  The recipe came from an old neighbour and is so simple and great fun to make with the wains as it can get awfy messy! Continue reading