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Colum’s Shortbread from A Taste of Outlander & a Giveaway!

Colum’s Shortbread from A Taste of Outlander & a Giveaway!

Beyond the Books, Outlander

Colum MacKenzie shared the broad planes and high forehead of his brother Dougal, though the vital force that gave Dougal an air of intimidation was here mellowed into something more welcoming, though no less vibrant. Darker, with dove-grey rather than hazel eyes, Colum gave that same impression of intensity, of standing just slightly closer to you than was quite comfortable. At the moment, though, my discomfort arose from the fact that the beautifully modeled head and long torso ended in shockingly bowed and stumpy legs. The man who should have topped six feet came barely to my shoulder.

Diana Gabaldon, Outlander (Chapter 5 – The MacKenzie)

The recipe for Colum’s Shortbread below, originally published in the A Taste of Outlander Tastebook, is likely very different to the shortbread made in Castle Leoch’s 18th Century kitchens.

Early shortbread was made from remnants of bread dough and contained oatmeal and yeast. It was sprinkled with a scant amount of sugar, then slow-baked in a cool oven. This produced a hard, dry biscuit — a long-lasting, sturdy snack that traveled well.

Modern recipes use butter and flour to produce a melt-in-your-mouth texture and flavor that are quickly reduced to crumbs in your pocket, but are much better suited to the more delicate palates of today.

(Click on the title below for a printable version of the recipe.)

Colum’s Shortbread

Sometimes, the baked good just fits the man.

Yield: 9” pan

  • All-Purpose Flour – 1½ Cups
  • Sugar – ½ Cup
  • Salt – ½ tsp
  • Butter, cold – ¾ Cup

Move rack to middle position and heat oven to 300° F. Butter a 9” square or round pan.

Combine flour, sugar and salt in a large bowl. Grate butter into flour mixture and blend well using your fingertips, until everything resembles the texture of sand.

Press firmly into prepared pan and freeze for 30 minutes. Remove from freezer, prick dough all over with a fork, and bake until edges are just golden, 30 to 35 minutes.

Cool completely in pan before cutting into squares or wedges (petticoat tails).

Serve with tea for a mid-afternoon pick me up. Store in a covered container for up to 5 days.

Ith gu leòir! (Eat Plenty)


  • I experimented with several recipes, some using rice and/or oat flour before settling on this one. In my opinion, it produces the most consistent results and best flavour/texture.

A Taste of Outlander



  1. Lori
    June 30, 2014 at 5:19 am

    Shortbread cookies

    • Lori
      June 30, 2014 at 5:25 am

      Colum’s shortbread and Carrot Cupcakes Craig na Dun

    • Cheryl
      June 30, 2014 at 7:49 pm

      Black Jack Randall’s Lavendar Fudge

    • Marie
      July 9, 2014 at 4:55 am

      After seeing the recipe I am going to make the shortbread. I think it will come out great!!

    • Nancy Urrutia
      July 9, 2014 at 5:11 pm

      Shortbread! I love shortbread cookies. My favorite.

  2. Marcy Daniels
    June 30, 2014 at 5:23 am

    Scotch eggs.

  3. Dede
    June 30, 2014 at 5:24 am

    Well, I was going to give the Oatmeal Scones a shot, but now I’ll do the Shortbread. I already have some cherry bounce that a friend of mine sent me from Louisiana … so 🙂

  4. LisaB
    June 30, 2014 at 5:25 am

    I plan to make this shortbread recipe for dessert to enjoy with some scotch whiskey. Perfect ending to a Scottish meal.

  5. Nicole Nevatt
    June 30, 2014 at 5:26 am

    I’m going to try colum’s shortbread. It’s a perfect snack food and wouldn’t have to take my eyes off the tv. I wouldn’t want to miss a thing on the first show.

  6. Nicole Nevatt
    June 30, 2014 at 5:27 am

    Colum’s shortbread

  7. Becky Gottlieb
    June 30, 2014 at 5:28 am

    Jenny’s Onion Tart

  8. Jean Bernard
    June 30, 2014 at 5:28 am

    I plan on making the Roger and Bree pizza on the premier night! Would love this cookbook too.

  9. Tabitha Knipp
    June 30, 2014 at 5:28 am

    Colum’s Shortbread!!

  10. Mindy Reed
    June 30, 2014 at 5:29 am

    I will be serving Governor Tyrons Humble Crumble Apple Pie for SURE! It’s my favorite!! Thinking I might have to try the pretzel balls too since I have yet to try those!

  11. Jessie
    June 30, 2014 at 5:32 am

    I’ll be making your shortbread! It looks perfect (and fattening!) for a night of TV…

  12. Kate Soehnlen
    June 30, 2014 at 5:33 am

    I plan on having Scotch Eggs. They’re tasty and are great finger food!

  13. Jean Macfie
    June 30, 2014 at 5:33 am

    In honor of Diana Gabaldon, one terrific storyteller, will be making Colum’ shortbread for my clan Macfie family, true descendants of a Selkie woman “they say”, and one of the oldest clans in Scotland, one of the seven clans that made up the Siol Alpin alliance under King Kenneth. first king of Alba.

  14. Corinne
    June 30, 2014 at 5:35 am

    We’ll be enjoying cinnamon scones with Highlander coffee! 🙂

  15. Lynn Shipley
    June 30, 2014 at 5:38 am

    Fiona’s scones!!!!

  16. Sheila Juhlin
    June 30, 2014 at 5:39 am

    Being a sweets kind of gal, the shortbread looks good to me… it’s very similar to the pancakes I make.

  17. Mary Lou
    June 30, 2014 at 5:46 am

    Cherry Bounce and Shortbread of course. Of course the ginger biscuits are good too. Hmm I may need to cook and bake in advance so I will not be interrupted by anyone needing anything. They will get it themselves or do without. I am watching Outlander. Yayyyyy I cannot believe I can say that, it has been so many years.
    Now a question is this dough to dry to press into those clay molds that you can bake shortbread in? I have a bunch of those, and I used to bake shortbread a lot. Not that I was any great shortbread baker, but they were pretty and I would eat way to many, so I only bake for special occasions now and nothing is more special that the premier of Outlander.

  18. Susanne
    June 30, 2014 at 5:49 am

    I think – we have no air-date yet in Germany – I’ll serve this short-bread and Murtagh’s Gift to Ellen together with a nice wee dram of the Balvenie (I’m mostly Speyside in my whiskies, can’t stomach Laphroig and the like).

  19. christina
    June 30, 2014 at 5:51 am

    Fiona’s Cinnamon Scones! Still my favourite!


  20. Elaine
    June 30, 2014 at 5:56 am

    I think I would have to make Scotch Eggs from An Echo in the Bone. I’ve always wanted to try them. The premier of Outlander sounds like a good time to do this!

  21. Julie Hesler
    June 30, 2014 at 5:57 am

    Murtagh’s Gift to Ellen! I LOVE prosciutto or bacon wrapped asparagus…and croissants. And they’re so pretty!

  22. Judith Kaplan
    June 30, 2014 at 6:02 am

    I am totally a fan of scones and shortbread. I already planned to have a few friends over and i definitely will make the shortbread. Looks like a simple and good recipe! thanks for trying it out for us fans.

  23. Donna Cohrs
    June 30, 2014 at 6:15 am

    Definitely the shortbread, I am a sweet freak and will be munching along with watching Outlander! Thank you for the chance!

  24. Michelle
    June 30, 2014 at 6:18 am

    Oh! These short breads look heavenly! They will be a great follow up to some chicken fricassee. I’ve made the chicken for my family before. One of our go to meals now! Planning on devouring a hearty portion before the Outlander Permier.

  25. Paula Strickland
    June 30, 2014 at 6:24 am

    Lots of different flavors of scones. I cannot wait for the premiere!

  26. Maggie Cooper
    June 30, 2014 at 6:37 am

    Scottish Eggs, I maker the Cherry Bounce but it won’t be ready in time.

  27. Julie Muller
    June 30, 2014 at 6:39 am

    Definately Colum’s Shortbread!

  28. Anna Lapping
    June 30, 2014 at 6:46 am

    I love shortbread, and this recipe seems like something I need to try. I also love your Scotch Eggs recipe.

  29. Elena Mikalsen
    June 30, 2014 at 6:47 am

    Definitely making Cherry Bounce! My grandparents made it when I was a kid and I remember being fascinated with the smell.

  30. Kim
    June 30, 2014 at 6:49 am

    I am going to do Colums shortbread !

  31. Kathy Turner
    June 30, 2014 at 6:49 am

    WIll be making Scones and Banofee Pie ( hope I spelled that correctly) – CANT WAIT FOR THE SERIES TO START !!!!!

  32. Linda Brown
    June 30, 2014 at 6:51 am

    I think “Colum’s Shortbread” and “Cherry Bounce” would be a great combo to enjoy watching the show.

  33. Tina
    June 30, 2014 at 6:54 am

    The Cherry Bounce will be ready for the premier, but I will have to bake a batch of Colum’s Shortbread….love shortbread!!!

  34. Deb Eakins
    June 30, 2014 at 6:55 am

    Roast beef for a wedding feast with ban of fee pie for desert!

  35. Twyla
    June 30, 2014 at 6:56 am

    Cherry bounce with scones. May have to try the shortbread too. I’ve never been able to make it since my grandmother passed. She had the most amazing recipies but sadly took it with her.

  36. Kari
    June 30, 2014 at 6:57 am

    Since I’m short myself, Colum’s Shortbread sounds perfect! Fiona’s scones….mmmmm- so many choices! Shortbread for sure!

  37. Caron
    June 30, 2014 at 7:03 am

    Colum’s Shortbread

  38. Paige Carroll
    June 30, 2014 at 7:03 am

    Cheery Bounce has been marinating for a couple of months!

  39. Andi
    June 30, 2014 at 7:05 am

    Fiona’s cinnamon scones! I made them for Christmas morning, and they were a huge hit with my family. Definitely worth repeating for watching the premier of Outlander!

  40. shelley
    June 30, 2014 at 7:05 am

    I was thinking I would make Brianna’s bridies, but I will definitely be doing some shortbread as well. Especially since Colum is more likely to be in the first show then Brianna;) (so excited)

  41. Paige Carroll
    June 30, 2014 at 7:05 am

    Hmmm….not sure where the rest of my post went…..but I am also making the oatcakes and the shortbread. I plan to also make something savory as well.

  42. Janie Davidson
    June 30, 2014 at 7:08 am

    Definitely this shortbread recipe. Eating shortbread will bring back memories for my Scotland-born husband!

  43. Pam Sande
    June 30, 2014 at 7:11 am

    Colum’s shortbread
    Can’t wait! Loved the flapjacks!

  44. Erica
    June 30, 2014 at 7:15 am

    I was going to try my hand at some scotch eggs for me and my friends. My last attempt didn’t turn out all that great but I had a blast making them. Will probably end up going through the different recipes to look for a tasty dessert we all can agree on. I suspect that the shortbread will end up on that list, we are all suckers for tasty sweets! 😀

  45. Diana Mikatarian
    June 30, 2014 at 7:15 am

    Definitely Colum’s shortbread and Fiona’s scones!! Yum! Can’t wait!

  46. Alylene Fields
    June 30, 2014 at 7:15 am

    Fiona’s ginger biscuits (with cracks) and cColums shortbread

  47. Sara Feldkamp
    June 30, 2014 at 7:16 am

    Looking forward to the Scottish Eggs!

  48. Darden Yerkes
    June 30, 2014 at 7:18 am

    Jamie’s Rusty Nail and LJG’s Steak and Mushroom pie.

  49. Susan
    June 30, 2014 at 7:26 am

    Shortbread for my man.

  50. Susan
    June 30, 2014 at 7:27 am


  51. Lyn Kaufmann
    June 30, 2014 at 7:34 am

    Fiona’s Cinnamon Scones are always a hit with mine.

  52. L.A. Thais
    June 30, 2014 at 7:37 am

    I’m hosting a premiere party for all the friends who _finally_ gave in to my gentle persistence to read the best series on the planet (imho). I think they will be pleased to have some of Colum’s Shortbread to nibble on while we watch our imagination unfold on the telly.
    I’ll be making Cherry Bounce as well & that shall be reserved for the finale… it will be needed. 😉

  53. Denise
    June 30, 2014 at 7:38 am

    Totally undecided!! But I’m thinking Bangers and Mash, plus something for dessert.

  54. Jana Ristic-Petrovic
    June 30, 2014 at 7:38 am

    Definitely serving Colum’s shortbread and Rusty Nail’s (known as Kilt Lifters in our family!)

  55. Lynda
    June 30, 2014 at 7:40 am

    I think I’ll make Banoffee Pie.

  56. Jacqueline Roodnat
    June 30, 2014 at 7:41 am

    Colum’s Shortbread

  57. Sarah Kerr
    June 30, 2014 at 7:43 am

    I plan on serving scotch eggs and the onion tart with shortbread for dessert, and rounds of whiskey all around, with everyone taking a shot each time someone says something in Gaelic.

  58. Joanne Rankin
    June 30, 2014 at 7:58 am

    I will be making Jenny’s Onion tart and then for desert Column’s shortbread and Cherry bounce . Then to top it all off a wee dram of Whiskey

  59. Theresa
    June 30, 2014 at 7:59 am

    I love Fiona’s cinnamon scones! But might have to try the shortbread.

  60. Charlotte
    June 30, 2014 at 8:01 am

    Shortbread and cherry bounce !!!

  61. drena chaplin
    June 30, 2014 at 8:02 am

    Scones or shortbread for me…..can’t decide which I love more….

  62. Jill
    June 30, 2014 at 8:02 am

    Appetizer size onion tarts and scotch eggs slices for certain and something sweet that I haven’t decided on yet. This shortbread recipe sure does look like a winner!

  63. Jeanne Boyer
    June 30, 2014 at 8:06 am

    Colum’s shortbread!! Love shortbread <3

  64. Chrissy Navarro
    June 30, 2014 at 8:19 am

    Fiona’s scones. Yum!

  65. Amie
    June 30, 2014 at 8:22 am

    Definitely Colum’s Shortbread. Easy to pick up and eat while being glued to the TV!

  66. Deanna Brown
    June 30, 2014 at 8:28 am

    Meat Pies of course.

  67. Nicole
    June 30, 2014 at 8:29 am

    My folks are coming to GA that week to celebrate my mom’ sand my husband’s birthdays… And, to watch the show together (we are all fans!) So, I thought I would use your recipes for the evening 🙂 I haven’t decided in the entire menu yet, but I know that the following will be included: Grougeres, Jenny’s onion tart and the shepherd’s pie from Echo!

  68. Wendy Budge
    June 30, 2014 at 8:43 am

    Banoffee Pie!

  69. Jennifer
    June 30, 2014 at 8:48 am

    Colum’s Shortbread! Goes with everything !

  70. April Scott
    June 30, 2014 at 8:50 am

    Well, I thin Fiona’s scones are called for!

  71. Patty Loftus
    June 30, 2014 at 8:57 am

    Cherry Bounce and Bonnett’s Balls

  72. Linda Hewitt
    June 30, 2014 at 9:07 am

    I think I’ll tey Colum’s Shortbread and Fionna’s Cinnamon Scones (or another flavor). So ready for Outlander on Starz!!!

  73. Christine Rogers
    June 30, 2014 at 9:13 am

    I plan on making Scotch Eggs, but on altering them slightly to be gluten free, but that will be easy! 🙂

  74. Jhaye Ducharme
    June 30, 2014 at 9:22 am

    Since it’s too hot where I live to have the oven on in the summer, it will likely be Bangers and Mash (Bangers done on the barbecue), and Jamie’s Rusty Nail, for sure.

  75. Mandy Taylor
    June 30, 2014 at 9:27 am

    Cherry Bounce has been biding its time!

  76. Pat Prigge
    June 30, 2014 at 9:28 am

    Definitely the shortbread. The recipe I use doesn’t call for freezing the
    ingredients first, so I can’t wait to try it.

  77. Michele Yon
    June 30, 2014 at 9:32 am

    I love shortbread, so will definitely be giving Colum’s shortbread a try!

  78. Daleana Taylor
    June 30, 2014 at 9:37 am

    Scotch eggs! Colum’s shortbread! Finger foods for the show!

  79. Wendy
    June 30, 2014 at 9:38 am

    How can I choose??? I think I’ll be coming back to this site over and over…but Stephen Bonnet’s Salted Chocolate Balls are calling my name right now!

  80. Jenny Ryan
    June 30, 2014 at 9:39 am

    Steamed muscles in butter…. gotta keep it Paleo! 😉

    June 30, 2014 at 9:39 am

    does whiskey count?

    • Theresa
      June 30, 2014 at 10:13 am

      Only if it’s whisky. 😉 For a contest entry, though, I need you to leave a comment with an OK recipe. There are quite a few whisky cocktails in the Recipe Index!

  82. Liz RedApron
    June 30, 2014 at 9:48 am

    I have saved a flask of Cherry Bounce from my last years batch for this momentous occasion. Shortbread sounds good too!

  83. charlotte poulos
    June 30, 2014 at 9:49 am

    I will try this recipe for certain!

  84. Theresa
    June 30, 2014 at 9:49 am

    I am definitely making the Roast Beef for a Wedding Feast and serving with Fireball Whiskey on the rocks!

  85. nicole
    June 30, 2014 at 9:51 am

    I am making the lavander fudge, but I might have to add this shortbread recipe yum

  86. Cindy Dodge
    June 30, 2014 at 9:58 am

    I will be making Shortbread using my grams recipe she passed on t me from her mom from Scotland they were full Socttish she would not just give me the recipe I had to make it with her first no mixing with spoon must be done by hand I add melted chocolate to the top nice tv snack for the show

    • Theresa
      June 30, 2014 at 10:11 am

      That’s great, Cindy! Nothing like an old family recipe. 🙂 But if you want an entry for the contest, please leave another comment indicating an Outlander Kitchen recipe that you like. (Rules are rules, as my gran used to say.)

  87. tessa macdonnell
    June 30, 2014 at 10:06 am

    Laoghaire’s Whisky Sour

  88. Mary
    June 30, 2014 at 10:08 am

    Will certainly give these a try on the big day!

  89. Deb LeBlanc
    June 30, 2014 at 10:10 am

    I think Colums shortbread sounds heavenly so I think it will be a great start for a first night feast!!

  90. Meghan N
    June 30, 2014 at 10:12 am

    I plan to make Governor Tryons Humble Crumble Apple Pie. I’ve made it before and yum!!

  91. Donna M.
    June 30, 2014 at 10:13 am

    It’s a toss up between Stephen Bonnet’s Salted Chocolate Pretzel Balls or Carrot Cake Craigh na Dun.

  92. Sofia
    June 30, 2014 at 10:13 am

    Obviously serving Colum’s shortbread! Yum yum!

  93. Monique
    June 30, 2014 at 10:14 am

    Fiona’s scones for sure!

  94. Julie Fancher
    June 30, 2014 at 10:19 am

    BJR Lavender fudge.

  95. Terri F.
    June 30, 2014 at 10:20 am

    So many to choose from, Shortbread, maybe Banofee pie.

  96. Luciana
    June 30, 2014 at 10:20 am

    Roger & Bree’s Pizza

  97. Kristi Q
    June 30, 2014 at 10:24 am

    Mrs. Graham’s Oatmeal Scones

  98. Bev Allen
    June 30, 2014 at 10:24 am

    I plan on having a batch of Fiona’s Gingernut Biscuits on hand for the first Outlander show 🙂

  99. Rachel
    June 30, 2014 at 10:25 am

    I will definitely be doing Colum’s Shortbread – sounds amazing!!

  100. Cathy
    June 30, 2014 at 10:25 am

    My Cherry Bounce is ready, I’ll make the shortbread to go with it! (I LOVE shortbread!!)

  101. Cindy R
    June 30, 2014 at 10:29 am

    Loving all these Outlander recipes! I”m going to try the Peanut Butter Power Bars for Sam Heughan as JAMMF (g)
    Although honestly, they all look interesting and deliche!

  102. Wendy Dowson
    June 30, 2014 at 10:29 am

    It might have to be Jamie’s Rusty Nail … Slainte!

  103. Susan D
    June 30, 2014 at 10:29 am

    Shortbread. Yummy

  104. Jenn Christensen
    June 30, 2014 at 10:30 am

    It will be a toss up, or maybe I’ll do both, between Jenny’s First Flapjacks or Colum’s Shortbread. Mmm… shortbread.

  105. Alicia V.
    June 30, 2014 at 10:32 am

    I want to try the scotch eggs and Frank’s Sherry Tipple 🙂

  106. Ivana
    June 30, 2014 at 10:33 am

    Banoffee Pie!!! :))) For the first time! 🙂

  107. Cathie
    June 30, 2014 at 10:37 am

    We’re goung all out that night – dinner and drinks – we ‘ll start with Cullen Skink with the Roast Beef for a Wedding Feast as the main and Carrot cupcakes Craig na Dun for desert. Some Cherry bounce and perhaps some scotch with help wash it all down and some coffees will come in handy before everyone rolls home…..

  108. Kristen Renton
    June 30, 2014 at 10:38 am

    I’m making the bangers n mash with onion gravy. Delicious!

  109. Janie
    June 30, 2014 at 10:39 am

    I will be making the shortbread cookies!! I made it the first time 2 wks ago and it is the best recipe by far I have had for shortbread. I too have worked with different flours…but all purpose or cake flour does it best. I DO think that the grating of the very very cold butter and then freezing of the pan is the key. Thank You for this!

  110. Maria
    June 30, 2014 at 10:40 am

    Banoffee Pie!! Yumm!! Can’t wait!!

  111. Andrea
    June 30, 2014 at 10:41 am

    I will be serving Banofee Pie, can’t wait!

  112. Kristina Gruell
    June 30, 2014 at 10:42 am

    Fiona’s cinnamon scones, I think perhaps the shortbread a well and I’m going to try to finally make the Cherry bounce ice cream.

  113. Deborah
    June 30, 2014 at 10:42 am

    scotch eggs

  114. Ann Grant
    June 30, 2014 at 10:43 am

    Mrs. Graham’s chocolate biscuits and Colum’s shortbread

  115. Karoline White
    June 30, 2014 at 10:45 am

    Father Anselm’s Warm Almond Pastry AND Colum’s Shortbread…for starters!

  116. Judy bushy
    June 30, 2014 at 10:45 am

    Shortbread Yum!

  117. Ashley Penney
    June 30, 2014 at 10:47 am

    I’m going to make the shortbread, drop biscuits, and the cheese ball. If there’s time I’ll make the banoffee pie

  118. Teri Rainey
    June 30, 2014 at 10:48 am

    Carrot Cupcakes Craigh an Dun and Scotch Eggs!

  119. sarah
    June 30, 2014 at 10:56 am

    Bonnets salty balls, I’ve made them before and they are delish x

  120. Robin G
    June 30, 2014 at 10:56 am

    Bridies! But mine will me more empanada-ish, being in Texas. Lol

  121. Belinda Davis
    June 30, 2014 at 10:59 am

    Laoghaire’s Whisky Sour sounds good to me 🙂

  122. Kathy Carbone
    June 30, 2014 at 11:01 am

    Column’s Shortbread with Glenmorangie Single Malt (I like the one aged in Port Wine casks!)

  123. kara
    June 30, 2014 at 11:06 am

    I will be making banoffee pie and these shortbread cookies for sure. I can’t wait for the premiere, this is the first show that I’ve been so excited for that I am actually hosting a party for!

  124. Carol High
    June 30, 2014 at 11:07 am

    We will have Colum’s Shortbread and Cherry Bounce. It will be a big night! Thanks so much for doing this cookbook, it rocks!

  125. JoAnn Pruden
    June 30, 2014 at 11:08 am

    Corn dodgers!

  126. Denyce Nielsen
    June 30, 2014 at 11:12 am

    Column’s Shortbread will be made several times by the looks of it!

  127. Paige
    June 30, 2014 at 11:15 am

    This is the first I’ve heard of this cookbook…I would love to get a copy…I think the shortbread is a must! My friend Penny and I have been planning a menu…now we can make the shortbread from scratch!

  128. Veronica
    June 30, 2014 at 11:16 am

    I will cook Roger & Bree’s Pizza and Banoffee Pie! 🙂

  129. Adrienne Soltau
    June 30, 2014 at 11:17 am

    I will definetely be munching on Brianna’s Bridies while savouring the first episode of Outlander. Thanks for the wonderful recipes. Can’t wait to try them.

  130. Jac'y Kennedy
    June 30, 2014 at 11:19 am

    Dougal’s Poached Peaches! I”m going to be in BC so what better choice 😀

  131. Jean Thompson
    June 30, 2014 at 11:23 am

    I am.thinking of trying scotch eggs to go along with our meal. Dessert will be strawberries with this shortbread.

    June 30, 2014 at 11:25 am

    Shortbread, pizza, & BOUNCE! I’m a complete foodie.

  133. Michele Ross
    June 30, 2014 at 11:26 am

    I had planned on making Roger & Bree’s Pizza but if you keep posting recipes like this one I’ll never be able to make up my mind!!! *L* Keep posting them, I love ’em!

  134. Beth
    June 30, 2014 at 11:27 am

    Cherry bounce and colum ‘s shortbread!

  135. Missy D.
    June 30, 2014 at 11:28 am

    Since its on so late (I think 10pm) Im going for the desserts, with Fiona’s Cinnamon Scones (they’ve always turned out great every time I’ve made them) and Im going to try Dougal’s Poached Peach Sundae since I love peaches and they’ll be in season. Of course with some tea to drink as well.

  136. Rachael
    June 30, 2014 at 11:34 am

    WHEN Outlander premieres in UK, I will be settled in front of the TV with a stack of fresh buttery flapjacks, a wee dram or two & a remote control ready to record rewind & rewatch 🙂

  137. Maggie
    June 30, 2014 at 11:42 am

    I think Laoghaire’s Whisky Sour will go great with the first episode in August!

  138. Mary
    June 30, 2014 at 11:50 am

    Butterscotch Shortbread!

  139. stephanie kelly
    June 30, 2014 at 11:51 am

    I’ve been wanting to make shortbread so this is perfect timing!

  140. Michelle G
    June 30, 2014 at 11:52 am

    Banoffee Pie!

  141. Laura L
    June 30, 2014 at 11:57 am

    While I’ll definitely be making the shortbread, I also can’t wait to try the onion tart!!!

  142. Vanessa
    June 30, 2014 at 11:58 am

    Carrot Cupcake Craig Na Dun and Rachael Hunter’s Rollo Dog Treats

  143. Marta
    June 30, 2014 at 12:00 pm

    I’ve had a batch of Cherry Bounce resting up for just the occasion! I’m thinking that those short bread cookies souls go with …

  144. Niki
    June 30, 2014 at 12:01 pm

    Hope to try the shortbread! I love scones too. All eyes on the big screen tho right? If we put our hands to the screen will it take us back in time? Jamie…..were a comin!

  145. Peggy
    June 30, 2014 at 12:01 pm

    I wanted to try Banoffe Pie. Sounds delish.

  146. Michelle atchison
    June 30, 2014 at 12:03 pm

    Lord John’s Steak and Mushroom Pie with Laoghaire’s whiskey sours!

  147. Diane
    June 30, 2014 at 12:11 pm

    Colum’s shortbread sounds wonderful to me!

  148. Melanie Zamojski
    June 30, 2014 at 12:13 pm

    I think I will try the Father Anselm almond pastry for our episode!

  149. Jill
    June 30, 2014 at 12:13 pm

    I want to try this shortbread but because we’ll actually be eating dinner before the show airs I’m really wanting to try the Crock Pot Chicken Fricassee from A Breath of Snow and Ashes. Sounds so yummy!

    I can’t wait for the show! Only a little over 40 days left!

  150. Heather C
    June 30, 2014 at 12:15 pm

    I love shortbread cookies! Definitely going to try to make those!!! Yum!

  151. Shawn L. Bird
    June 30, 2014 at 12:18 pm

    Well, I’m still working on Brianna’s Bridies, I’m going to get the crest perfected eventually! I desperately would like Stephen Bonnet’s Balls on a platter. Jennie’s Onion Tart is a tantalizing option, and so are Fionna’s Scones. So, I think price of admission to my giant projection screen Outlander Premiere Open House is going to be something (anything!) from Outlander Kitchen, and that way all of us can thoroughly enjoy the event! 🙂 Thanks Theresa for all your clever work!

  152. Gail Barber
    June 30, 2014 at 12:21 pm

    I am planning on making the Shepherd’s Pie from Echo in the Bone, as it sounds like a delicious recipe! I will serve it for dinner, BEFORE the premier of Outlander, cuz ALL my focus will be on the show!

  153. Faith W
    June 30, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    I will make Brianna’s Bridies and Carrot Cake Cupcakes Craigh Na Dun

  154. Shawn L. Bird
    June 30, 2014 at 12:28 pm

    Well, I’m still working on Brianna’s Bridies, I’m going to get the crust perfected eventually! I desperately would like Stephen Bonnet’s Balls on a platter. Jennie’s Onion Tart is a tantalizing option, and so are Fionna’s Scones. So, I think price of admission to my giant projection screen Outlander Premiere Open House is going to be something (anything!) from Outlander Kitchen, and that way all of us can thoroughly enjoy the event! 🙂 Thanks Theresa for all your clever work!

  155. renee benn
    June 30, 2014 at 12:30 pm

    Scotch eggs and shortbread with a wee dram , of course!

  156. Kate Sparks
    June 30, 2014 at 12:32 pm

    Shortbread… I love shortbread… I even melt a little chocolate and dip the end of the cookie and roll in some crushed nuts… But I love them plain!!

  157. Kathy Thomas
    June 30, 2014 at 12:33 pm

    Colum’s Shortbread

  158. Kathy Burns
    June 30, 2014 at 12:35 pm

    Making cherry bounce and Brees bridies. And either Fiona’s scones or shortbread

  159. Cindy Goodroe
    June 30, 2014 at 12:37 pm

    Colum’s shortbread sounds great , I’ll serve this with hot tea.

  160. Anita Chase
    June 30, 2014 at 12:38 pm

    It may not be Christmas, but the Highland Christmas Cookies sound good.

  161. Kelly
    June 30, 2014 at 12:49 pm

    Fiona’s scones 🙂

  162. Crystal Baker
    June 30, 2014 at 12:49 pm

    I will serve Colum’s short bread during the premiere.

  163. Nancy
    June 30, 2014 at 1:00 pm

    A wee dram…or two…or four 🙂 with Colum’s shortbread. Sweets for the sweetest show to hit television in decades!

  164. Cristin Watts (@Cristin1234)
    June 30, 2014 at 1:06 pm

    I will be making these and your yummy chocolate oat biscuits

  165. Heidi G.
    June 30, 2014 at 1:09 pm

    Scotch eggs and Highland coffee!

  166. Angel McGee
    June 30, 2014 at 1:11 pm

    Banofee Pie!!!!

  167. Diana Chichester
    June 30, 2014 at 1:14 pm

    Haggis and tatties followed by shortbread. Let’s hope we get the series in the UK

  168. Elizabeth Scott
    June 30, 2014 at 1:15 pm

    Cherry bounce and shortbread!

  169. Judy Rae
    June 30, 2014 at 1:16 pm

    I LOVE shortbread! I will serve Colum’s Shortbread at the TV premiere of “Outlander” and I can’t wait!!

  170. Colleen
    June 30, 2014 at 1:19 pm

    I think I will start with supper about 8:45 with Gypsy Stew and then have Stephen Bonnet’s Salted Chocolate Pretzels and Mrs,Graham’s Oatmeal Scones with Clotted Cream.

  171. Joanna Withers
    June 30, 2014 at 1:31 pm

    I plan on making Brianna’s Birdies. Me and my mom are getting together to have a viewing party.

  172. Brittany Moore
    June 30, 2014 at 1:36 pm

    its a tie between Jennys first flapjacks and fionas cinnamon scones!

  173. Meg Chisolm
    June 30, 2014 at 1:42 pm

    Banoffee, banoffee, banoffee. Last time I prepared this, it was a big hit. Glad to have another excuse to make this decadent desert. This time will try chocolate cookie crust instead of digestive biscuits and will use pre-made dulce con leche.
    Should pair well with scotch…

  174. Jeana
    June 30, 2014 at 1:47 pm

    For sure I’ve made some blackberry bounce, and we are thinking of scotch eggs, boar tusk braclets, and Black Jack’s lavender fudge.

  175. Ruaidh
    June 30, 2014 at 1:53 pm

    Murtagh’s Gift to Ellen

  176. Patricia Jones
    June 30, 2014 at 2:01 pm

    I will definitely be making the Fiona’s Cinnamon Scones! Ditto on the excuse to bake something really goooood!

  177. Theresa McGeragle
    June 30, 2014 at 2:17 pm

    I will serve Colum’ shortbread. And whiskey!

  178. Leslie Tamble
    June 30, 2014 at 2:22 pm

    Lavender Fudge and Shortbread with a pot of Earl Grey Tea – perfect for an evening with the Outlander!

  179. Linda Scott Barrett
    June 30, 2014 at 2:27 pm

    A rusty nail to warm everyone up, Scotch eggs for a savory, Colum’s shortbread for a sweetie, and cherry bounce to keep everyone in a giggling mood. 🙂

  180. Jennifer Fontanella
    June 30, 2014 at 2:39 pm

    Definitely making Dougal’s Poached Peach sundaes and Colum’s shortbread. I have a batch of shortbread cooling right now! It’s my absolute favorite treat.

  181. Pam Kelley
    June 30, 2014 at 2:41 pm

    Shortbread and definitely Drambuie!

  182. Jamie
    June 30, 2014 at 2:48 pm

    Cannot wait to try this shortbread recipe! Thanks! Lots of time to practice a few others, too, before the premier in August. I’ll try to do them justice. 🙂 It’ll hopefully be a smorgasbord!

  183. Leah Vitale
    June 30, 2014 at 2:50 pm

    Brianna’s Bridies, and possibly, Fiona’s scones.

  184. Louis Ratcliffe
    June 30, 2014 at 3:04 pm

    Dinna fash yourself, it will be the shortbread cookies

  185. Sheila Streff
    June 30, 2014 at 3:20 pm

    Fiona’s Cinnamon Scones! And I’ll probably have a wee dram, as well! 😉

  186. Rebecca
    June 30, 2014 at 3:21 pm

    I haven’t decided yet, but I need to fast. August 9th will be here soon.

    Maybe this shortbread recipe will be good.

    And something to drink – whisky for the adults in attendance and something non-alcoholic for my teen son who will be joining me and a few friends.

  187. Etty Martinez
    June 30, 2014 at 3:33 pm

    I will be traveling that day and won’t have access to a kitchen but I’m making the shortbread tonight!

  188. Pat Alzady
    June 30, 2014 at 3:37 pm

    Probably the crockpot Chicken Fricassee, Claire’s spoonbread, a spinach salad (can’t forget our greens, now!) and whiskey with shortbread or cinnamon scones for dessert and nibbling.

  189. Sandy youngblood
    June 30, 2014 at 3:38 pm

    I would fix the scotch eggs. We had them at an Irish pub. They were great.

  190. leesa Burford
    June 30, 2014 at 3:39 pm

    I’m making short bread and scotch eggs. .. for our watch party! !! Can’t wait! !!!!

  191. Ginger
    June 30, 2014 at 3:45 pm

    I will make Tobias’ Lavender Fudge for an episode starring our dashing young, erm, Randall. Whisky, too, of course.

  192. Lynda Westlake
    June 30, 2014 at 3:46 pm

    Gypsy Stew with Pumpkin Seed & Herb Oatcakes and finally Oatmeal Scones with Clotted Cream…mmmmm….can’t wait

  193. Catherine
    June 30, 2014 at 4:07 pm

    I will be serving Colum’s shortbread and Fiona’s cinnamon scones. I can make these in advance and bring them with me to the viewing party. I need suggestion on what whiskey to bring, though.

  194. Samantha Gray
    June 30, 2014 at 4:08 pm

    Cinnamon Scones – my mother-in-law is able to eat these as they are not as high in sugar as the other desserts I could make. She’ll be having decaf tea, we’ll be drinking coffee.

  195. Tara Borek
    June 30, 2014 at 4:20 pm

    I must try Jenny’s First Pancakes- we fix pancakes almost daily and I just read this not days ago in the novel! I have my own cookbook called Stonewyke Glen: Fun, Food, & Festivities… it has it’s own face book page… check it out…:O)

  196. Karolyn Dee
    June 30, 2014 at 4:34 pm

    I definitely will be serving Colum’s Shortbread and Cherry Bounce!!! Yummmm!

  197. Gwen Wilson
    June 30, 2014 at 4:47 pm

    Shortbread cookie

  198. jen stigge
    June 30, 2014 at 4:57 pm

    Jenny’s first flapjacks and colum’s shortbread

  199. Lois Zaleski
    June 30, 2014 at 5:03 pm

    Well,my Premier Party revolves around your recipes-my menu is all from this site-starting with Bangers & mash to Almond sponge cake (my favorite) rounding out with Cherry Bounce. Love your recipes and I try as many as I can. I canna wait till it starts..Ith gu leoir!

  200. Twyla J
    June 30, 2014 at 5:29 pm

    The friend at work who will be hosting us all for a Premier Dinner will be serving only recipes from Outlander Kitchen, including Ian’s Buttered Leeks (I’d told her how good – and how easy! – they are!)! I’ll be contributing the Cherry Bounce, which is happily fermenting as we speak. (BTW, the same friend told me the other day that she’d seen “my” earlier post here about Cherry Bounce, but I promise it was a different Twyla – though I offer a toast to her good taste!

  201. Carey Bass
    June 30, 2014 at 5:38 pm

    I am definitely making banoffee pie! A decadent treat for watching my all time favorite series come to life!

  202. Mary W
    June 30, 2014 at 5:53 pm

    Black Jack Randall’s Labender Fudge

  203. Trina Burget
    June 30, 2014 at 5:57 pm

    I’m a total sweet freak, & will be enjoying shortbread, cinnamon scones & banofee !

  204. Renee B
    June 30, 2014 at 6:35 pm

    I crave Brianna’s Bridies!!! And Colum’s shortbread would make a nice desert!

  205. Colette Badger
    June 30, 2014 at 6:41 pm

    I have made the Roast Beef for a wedding fest several times and never, ever has disappointed. Depending on what goes on in the day I could make that or Fionna’s ginger biscuits or Chicken fricassee… or.. I could go on and on. I LOVE these recipes!!

  206. shelly
    June 30, 2014 at 6:45 pm

    Carrot Cupcakes Craig na Dun – whiskey will probably be involved also . . .

  207. Rita Wood
    June 30, 2014 at 7:06 pm

    I’ll be ready for dessert so I’m thinking Dougal’s Poached Peach Sundaes! But those Brianna and Roger pizzas sound great too!

  208. Debbie Lambert
    June 30, 2014 at 7:06 pm

    Brianna’s Bridies, Carrot Cupcake Craigh na Dun, Gougeres-Cheese Savories and now, I guess I need to add Colums Shortbread!

  209. Jen Stevens
    June 30, 2014 at 7:08 pm

    I want to try making scotch eggs.

  210. Susan Thorpe
    June 30, 2014 at 7:12 pm

    It will still be winter when Outlander airs on TV here (Australia) so something warm and comforting will be in order….. I think Colum’s shortbread and the hot chocolate with la dame blanche sound perfect.

  211. Micki
    June 30, 2014 at 7:17 pm

    Jenny’s Onion Tart!

  212. Denise Duvall
    June 30, 2014 at 7:17 pm

    Salted Butterscotch Shortbread from DOA, Blueberry Bridies, Colum’s Shortbread, tea and Mamacita’s Sangria

  213. Elaine Boyle
    June 30, 2014 at 7:20 pm

    Something that travels well, as I will be driving a couple of hours to Mississippi for a premier party. Probably Carrot Cupcakes Craig Na Dun or Lavender Fudge.

  214. Anna Harrison
    June 30, 2014 at 7:55 pm

    Claire’s spoon bread!

  215. Sandie Johnson
    June 30, 2014 at 8:19 pm

    I’m serving Cherry Bounce!!!

  216. Linda
    June 30, 2014 at 8:20 pm

    LJ Beef and Mushroom Pies! Yummo

  217. Tiffany
    June 30, 2014 at 8:23 pm

    I’m planning on making the Steak and Mushroom Pie from Lord John’s month and serving it with Cherry Bounce…if any is left >.>

  218. Mary R
    June 30, 2014 at 9:12 pm

    Och! Cherry Bounce for certain, and perhaps the shortbread as well.

  219. Leah B
    June 30, 2014 at 9:14 pm

    I will be nibbling on Colum’s Shortbread and sipping tea (iced more than likely) I adore shortbread it’s one of my favorites

  220. Rebecca Hawkins
    June 30, 2014 at 9:44 pm

    Flapjacks.. always a winner at this house. Easy to make and mighty delish. I’ll go for apples as they are in season now.. yummm super excited.

  221. Joy Welday
    June 30, 2014 at 10:34 pm

    Scotch eggs and cherry bounce!

  222. Gale Blackmore
    June 30, 2014 at 10:46 pm

    Fiona’s Cinnamon Scones. I’ve always loved scones. My Grandmother Archibald (yes, it’s Scots!) always made them at Christmas.

  223. LuciaD'Angelo
    June 30, 2014 at 10:51 pm

    Since I will be traveling in the Seattle area and not certain where I will be on The Night In Question, nor who might offer use of a kitchen, I’m in a quandary. I will have Drambuie, and hopefully be able to make the steak and mushroom pie. Maybe Scotch Eggs and cinnamon scones if invited to a viewing. It’s all part of my Washingtonian adventure!

  224. Heather B.
    June 30, 2014 at 10:54 pm

    Fiona’s ginger nut biscuits, Scotch eggs, and maybe Brianna’s Bridies, too.

  225. Gail Conaway
    June 30, 2014 at 10:58 pm

    It’s a toss-up between Fione’s cinnamon scones and Colum’ a shortbread so may just do both to serve the watching party!

  226. Tanya
    June 30, 2014 at 11:07 pm

    I work in an actual kitchen and will be serving the guests Colum’s shortbread for dinner that night. Something easy but I’d spice it up with some chocolate sauce over the top.

  227. Geannine
    July 1, 2014 at 12:07 am

    Cherry Bounce is being “cooked” and should be ready by August. Think I’ll add shortbread to the list too.

  228. Kylie Harrison
    July 1, 2014 at 12:08 am

    Shortbread! Yum yum

  229. Terese Atlee
    July 1, 2014 at 12:39 am

    Scotch eggs

  230. Lisa Brownsey
    July 1, 2014 at 1:29 am

    Onion tart and pretzel balls for us.

  231. Lieneke Roma P.
    July 1, 2014 at 2:25 am

    Scotch Eggs and Colum’s Shortbread

  232. Holly
    July 1, 2014 at 2:48 am

    While I won’t be hosting, I’ll be glad to bring Colum’s shortbread to any Outlander viewing I attend!

  233. Janet Fitzpatrick
    July 1, 2014 at 3:23 am

    Whilst watching our favourite sweetie, I thought I might serve Princess Louisa’s Raspberries, Brandy & Cream for Valentine’s Day from Lord John and the Succubus. Too much of good thing? I think not!

  234. Reni Lyn
    July 1, 2014 at 4:30 am

    Without a doubt Cherry Bounce. I also made small batches each of : Blueberry Bounce, Raspberry Bounce, Mango Bounce (all with vodka) and a special Cherry Bounce created with Vanilla Liqueur!

    • Mary Lou
      July 1, 2014 at 5:00 am

      When I made it two years ago I used a blended scotch with red cherries and then a batch of everclear with white cherries and a vanilla bean. I thought I would like the scotch one better but I was wrong. Now vanilla liqueur HMM maybe that might be another option.

  235. FabCamilla
    July 1, 2014 at 4:33 am

    As Outlander has not been picked up by French TV yet, I’ll probably have to go Bonnet on this one, and therefore will need Stephen Bonnet’s Salted Chocolate Pretzel Balls , but i’ll try Colum’s short bread ASAP.. And my version of banoffee pie 😉

  236. Robin
    July 1, 2014 at 4:36 am

    Roger and Bree’s Pizza! Thank you!

  237. Kim
    July 1, 2014 at 5:05 am

    In honor of Claire’s hunt to find and rescue Jamie from BJR, I’m gonna make Gypsey Stew.

  238. Mary Lou
    July 1, 2014 at 5:09 am

    Greetings Therese,
    In my excitement to hear what the answers would be to my questions on my post I somehow made a choice to get every message sent to me in my email box. Well this Shortbread has a lot of the “Outlander’s” excited. But it has filled up my in box and I cannot seem to figure out how to stop it. Will you please help me?
    Thank You

    • Theresa
      July 1, 2014 at 5:34 am

      Mary Lou! That’s a whole lot of comments! Aargh! I cannot unsubscribe you from here…by any chance do you still have the email confirmation you received after you subscribed? There should be a link to unsubscribe near the bottom. I’m googling now to find you some help.

  239. Hazel sanders
    July 1, 2014 at 7:07 am

    Fergus’ chestnut tarts. Perhaps. Cherry bounce and may try Brianna’s Bridies. A cup of hot tea and perhaps some of Colums shortbread. Love shortbread. I have an recipe, I’m bound to secrecy, that’s been handed down generations and it calls for rice flour. Just FYI. I’m going to try Colums to see the taste difference, if there is one!

  240. Jane
    July 1, 2014 at 7:31 am

    Scotch eggs and shortbread

  241. Stephanie
    July 1, 2014 at 8:29 am

    LJ’s Steak and Mushroom Pies and Colum’s Shortbread. Yum!

  242. karlene ZamoraBillings
    July 1, 2014 at 8:42 am

    Short bread cookies. Words love to try making meat pies.

  243. Ginny Tabers
    July 1, 2014 at 10:04 am

    Cherry Bounce & Scotch Eggs

  244. Louise G
    July 1, 2014 at 10:33 am

    Since the premiere is @ 10pm EST in Canada, I will make Colum’s Shortbread for a late night snack with a dram of whiskey for a nightcap 🙂
    I’m looking for suggestions of a smooth whiskey for the occasion.

  245. The Cheese Savouries/Gougeres from DIA
    July 1, 2014 at 10:38 am

    These are from your 2/11/14 blog. They’re yummy!

  246. Laura Raffone
    July 1, 2014 at 10:58 am


  247. Carolyn W
    July 1, 2014 at 11:00 am

    Cherry Bounce! Woo Hoo! Ought to make for a fun night lol!

  248. barb wild
    July 1, 2014 at 12:10 pm

    Jenny’s Onion Tart from Voyager I have never made anything like this before as I don’t cook but for Outlander i will do just about anything and hope i can find someone to share it with!

  249. Seana
    July 1, 2014 at 1:54 pm

    Colum’s Shortbread!!

  250. lorrell
    July 1, 2014 at 2:07 pm

    Mamacitas sangria!

  251. Dawn Winn
    July 1, 2014 at 2:15 pm

    I think Colum’s Shortbread, and Cheery Bounce will be a great treat!!

  252. Dawn Winn
    July 1, 2014 at 2:16 pm


  253. Anne
    July 1, 2014 at 4:24 pm

    Gougeres, yum!

    I had no idea shortbread was made that way. Whenever it’s mentioned in the books, I just assumed it was like the modern recipes I’ve made. Thanks for the info!

  254. Cornelia Cross
    July 1, 2014 at 5:56 pm

    I’m serving Cherry Bounce. Still some left from 2013 Washington State Cherry season. I’m sure Cherry Bounce only improves with age!!! And don’t we all.

  255. Ellen H.
    July 1, 2014 at 6:05 pm

    A coddled egg (fiery cross) alongside some of Fiona’s cinnamon scones sounds wonderful!

  256. Lori
    July 1, 2014 at 7:27 pm

    So many delicious recipes, makes it hard to choose which one to try for premier night. I am a fan of carrot cake and can’t pass up the opportunity to try a new version, so I will be enjoying a Carrot Cupcake Craig na Dun (or maybe two) while I enjoy the show.

  257. beth collins
    July 1, 2014 at 8:26 pm

    Colum ‘ s shortbread

  258. anica
    July 1, 2014 at 11:00 pm


  259. Ilana
    July 2, 2014 at 7:01 am

    Steak & Mushroom pie followed by Black Jack Randall’s Choclate lavender fudge. Must have chocolate!

  260. charlie
    July 2, 2014 at 7:36 am

    cherry bounce made it last july put it in the closet and found it .

  261. BetsyE
    July 2, 2014 at 8:11 am

    I just made Mamacita’s Sangria last weekend, but used coconut rum instead of brandy (because that’s what I had on hand). I plan to make more for the Premier Night! I also want to make more Scotch Eggs – yum!

  262. Elizabeth
    July 2, 2014 at 8:24 am

    The Herb & Pumpkin Seed Oatcakes sound fab!

  263. Sheryl Overby
    July 2, 2014 at 8:34 am

    Black Jack Randall’s Lavendar Fudge

    Will try the shortbread too, any concern with a glass pan breaking when going from freezer to oven ?

    • Theresa
      July 2, 2014 at 9:14 am

      good question, Sheryl…I doubt it, but I don’t know. Check the pan for faults or hairline cracks before you try.

  264. Sarah Julian
    July 2, 2014 at 8:43 am

    The lavender fudge for sure!

  265. Melanie Hannon
    July 2, 2014 at 8:43 am

    Captain Alessandro’s Mango Rum Shots!

  266. Saskia
    July 2, 2014 at 8:58 am

    As it will be morning, probably our favorite recipe: Mrs. Bug’s Buttermilk Drop Biscuits 😀

  267. Theresa Habermann
    July 2, 2014 at 9:04 am

    I will serve Mrs Bugs Buttermilk Drop Biscuits because I made them before and they are so delicious. 🙂

  268. Kristine Phillips
    July 2, 2014 at 9:17 am

    Hmmm, I’m going to have to make Mrs. Graham’s Oatmeal scones. They will probably appear on-screen in the first episode, so I can feel more like I’m in the kitchen with them. Tea of course as well with a nip of Glen Garioch!! Now I’m even more excited!!!

  269. Nadine
    July 2, 2014 at 9:20 am

    OMG! Spooky! I was just looking for a shortbread recipe – well it must be fate!

    And there will be whiskey served as well 😉

  270. Liza Ahern
    July 2, 2014 at 9:35 am

    The premiere will require my full attention and finger foods!! Clan Ahern will be making and serving the Gougères from Dragonfly in Amber. Who doesn’t love a cheesy bite while watching men in kilts!

  271. Margaret
    July 2, 2014 at 9:50 am

    Mmm…the Cherry Bing will be what I”m sipping on while watching Outlander!

  272. Cass
    July 2, 2014 at 9:53 am

    I want to make the Scotch eggs, they look yummy. Leaving for Scotland on Friday and Hope to find them to try them before I make them!

  273. Rita N
    July 2, 2014 at 9:55 am

    Whisky Sours (and otherwise), bridies, and shortbread!

  274. Susan Willis
    July 2, 2014 at 10:00 am

    I want to try Fiona’s scones!

  275. Korey
    July 2, 2014 at 10:01 am

    Ian’s Buttered Leeks!

  276. Brittany
    July 2, 2014 at 10:07 am

    Jenny’s onion tart! And plenty of whiskey of course.

  277. Natasha Rider
    July 2, 2014 at 10:45 am

    I plan on throwing a plaid blanket over the ottoman and serving Black Jack Randall’s Lavendar Fudge and Colum’s Shortbread with a round of Jaime’s Rusty Nails.

  278. Jana Godwin
    July 2, 2014 at 11:53 am

    Scotch eggs! They sound verra intriguing…

  279. Bullrem
    July 2, 2014 at 2:07 pm

    Theresa, Your steak and mushroom pie for sure and my fav your Fiona’s Scones ( I top with Cherry jam). I am thinking that for a npple during the show your Cheese Savouries ( what do you think about added a wee bit of blue cheese?) Then after it is over your shortbread listed here. I truly think shortbread to be a gift of the gods. Thank you for all your great recipes. Helen in Ark.

  280. Susan Berkoff
    July 2, 2014 at 4:13 pm

    Och – Cinnamon Scones for sure- ye ken!

  281. Dawna Lockhart
    July 2, 2014 at 5:15 pm

    “Peanut Butter Power Bars for Sam Heughan” washed down with a wee dram of whisky!

    • Dawna Lockhart
      July 2, 2014 at 5:18 pm

      PS I used my Cherry Bounce to make a Canada Day trifle-mmmmm-chocolate and cherries with a lot of bounce!

  282. Cindy Carter
    July 2, 2014 at 7:48 pm

    Definitely shortbread with wild blackberry compote made from our wild berry bushes. Daughter getting married that evening so will DVR and enjoy the premier when we return.

  283. Bethany
    July 3, 2014 at 2:51 am

    Laoghaire’s Whiskey Sour…recipe is delicious…the name makes me want to slap someone. :p

  284. Catherine
    July 3, 2014 at 11:08 am

    It’s gotta be the Onion Tart. Ok, with lavendar fudge for ‘pudding’ 🙂

  285. Kat From Jersey
    July 3, 2014 at 11:11 am

    Stephen Bonnet’s chocolate balls, of course!

  286. Rowen G.
    July 3, 2014 at 11:18 am

    So many choices. . . I think Colum’s shortbread, with a wee drop of 2-year-old Cherry Bounce (or just maybe my experimental Blackberry Bounce.)

  287. Linda Pitchford
    July 3, 2014 at 11:19 am

    I will be out of town the night of the premiere, so I was going to have Fiona’s Cinnamon Scones (I already know they travel easily and hear up nicely the next day). Now though, I may also have to try Colum’s Shortbread, because regardless of the butter and flour content, I’m sure it will be along-lasting, sturdy snack that travels well.

  288. Laurie Pearsall
    July 3, 2014 at 11:20 am

    Scotch eggs, shortbread & LOTS of Cherry Bounce. I have some that I started last July and it should be AWESOME by now!

  289. Amanda Carrell
    July 3, 2014 at 11:38 am

    We’re having a huge (ish) party the night of the premiere and I’ve got friends coming from out of town/state, so we’ll probably be eating Outlander-inspired treats all day. I’ve been working on the menu, but I know I’ll be serving Carrot Cupcake Craig na Dun.

  290. Stacy H.
    July 3, 2014 at 11:41 am

    Can’t Wait until August 9th!!!
    We’re going to have Fennel, Mint & Lemon Lamb Sausage with Whisky Cream Sauce. (Which you recommended to me for Robbie Burns Night back in January.) Then we’ll move on to Blueberry Bridies for Canada Day. And finally make some Jamie’s Rusty Nail or Mamacita’s Sangria from Voyager to drink while glued to the TV for episode one!!!

  291. Jana Wirth
    July 3, 2014 at 11:42 am

    I’ve never tasted whisky, but I like mixed drinks. So I think I’ll give Laoghaire’s Whisky Sour a whirl. I’ll be like Caitriona Balfe and admit sometimes liquid calories are my guilty pleasure. 🙂

  292. Leona M
    July 3, 2014 at 11:45 am

    Cock-a-leekie Soup

  293. Kendall
    July 3, 2014 at 11:48 am

    I like the look of Murtagh’s Gift to Ellen with some good wine. Shotbread seems like a good idea, but I really love the Banoffee pie recipe! I made it, and was so glad I tried it. Maybe I’ll make portable Banoffees for everybody. “Keep your hands off my banoffee!!”

  294. Temre
    July 3, 2014 at 11:48 am

    Carrot Cupcake Craigh na Dun sounds like something I would love to share with my friends while enjoying the premier on Starz.

  295. Heidi
    July 3, 2014 at 11:49 am

    I do believe the picture above is inspiring, some Colum’s shortbread and scotch, too!

  296. Shauna Krassman
    July 3, 2014 at 11:54 am

    Black Jack’s Lavender Fudge. mmmmmmmm

  297. Linda Olson
    July 3, 2014 at 12:07 pm

    Fiona’s scones

  298. Barbara Ostendorf
    July 3, 2014 at 12:34 pm

    Lavender Fudge and my version of Cherry Bounce

  299. Kim Bergström
    July 3, 2014 at 1:11 pm

    I’m going for the three course tv dinner. I’m going to have Colum’s Shortbread for starters, Banoffee Pie for Caitriona Balfe as the main course and Dougal’s Poached Peach Sundae for dessert 🙂

  300. Katherine Williams
    July 3, 2014 at 1:22 pm

    Wow!! Love a good Shortbread, so will have to make Colum’s Shortbread and maybe some of Black Jack’s Lavender Fudge!!

  301. Erin Stevens
    July 3, 2014 at 1:36 pm

    I will be making banoffee pie!!!!! Yum 🙂

  302. Miranda accola
    July 3, 2014 at 1:59 pm

    Colum’s shortbread

  303. Lauren
    July 3, 2014 at 2:00 pm

    Leghaire’s Whiskey Sour…of course!

  304. Malia Helms
    July 3, 2014 at 2:01 pm

    Colum’s shortbread and possibly Scotch eggs. Maybe even some cherry bounce!

  305. Marsi Yount
    July 3, 2014 at 2:08 pm

    Collum’a Shortbread and Whiskey Sours!!!

  306. Tracey
    July 3, 2014 at 2:14 pm

    Scotch eggs, Ian’s leeks and shortbread for dessert!! Mmmmm……

  307. Anne Doyle
    July 3, 2014 at 2:58 pm

    Will there ever be a hard copy of your OK cookbook, or will it be a work in progress online always? I’d like to add it to my Outlander book collection! As well as to my cookbook collection!

    • Theresa
      July 3, 2014 at 3:36 pm

      I would love you to add a hard copy to your collections too, Anne! We currently are in a holding pattern on a physical cookbook…I’m not the holdup, and I really can’t tell you when it might be published. I’m ever hopeful, especially because of all the fans, like yourself, that continue to call for an Official Outlander Kitchen Cookbook!

    • Anne Doyle
      July 4, 2014 at 7:09 am

      Thanks for your prompt reply! I’ll continue to monitor and enjoy all your posts. I am sooo looking forward to August 9!

  308. Jennifer Smaha
    July 3, 2014 at 3:57 pm

    We’ll have a little Mamacita’s Sangria.

  309. Chris
    July 3, 2014 at 7:06 pm

    After much deliberation, I think the menu is set! I will be making the Bangers and Mash with a side of Ian’s Leeks and Mrs Bugs Drop Buttermilk Biscuits. For dessert Princess Louisa’s Raspberries and Brandy Cream. We will be having guests so this will be easy to prepare and still give me time to visit.
    On tap will be Laoghaires’s Whisky Sours, Mommacita’s Sangria (a favorite of everyone’s), and to cap of the evening and to serve with dessert; Highland Coffee(another fav…but a confession…I use Jameson…not a Scottish Whisky fan). So, with my Pocket Jamie as the center piece and Fraser Tartan table setting…it’s Outlander Time!

  310. William Still
    July 3, 2014 at 8:17 pm

    I am making Gypsy stew, Honey oat bread, Scotch Eggs, Scones and Shortbread cookies as well as Cherry Bounce for my Outlander Premiere party. I would invite DG since we both live in Arizona but I am sure she is going to be busy somewhere else that night.

  311. Annette Benninghoff
    July 3, 2014 at 10:54 pm

    Carrot Cake Craigh na Dun for desert, main course Banoffee Pie and Fennel, Mint & Lemon Lamb Sausage with Whisky Cream Sauce. Whisky for my husband to drink right through, with Mamacita’s Sangria for me.

  312. Kate
    July 4, 2014 at 7:09 am

    So far; Mamasitas Sangria fo sure, thinking about the pretzel balls… Lavender fudge … So many to choose from!:)

  313. Sue Wardle
    July 4, 2014 at 8:48 am

    I’m going to try Black Jack Randall’s Lavendar Fudge while watching. 🙂

  314. Becky
    July 4, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Bangers and Mash with crockpot onion gravy!

  315. Coralie
    July 4, 2014 at 9:46 am

    Bonnets Balls!!! … Or Bree’s pizza! Wahoo!

  316. Jen
    July 4, 2014 at 10:07 am

    Scotch Eggs and Colum’s Shortbread …and a dram of Glenmorangie, of course!

  317. Linda Scott Barrett
    July 4, 2014 at 1:10 pm

    I’m also makin’ the cinnamon scones!

  318. Elin
    July 4, 2014 at 9:34 pm

    Oatmeal scones! I always have some tea before bed and these would be the perfect addition!

  319. Kristin
    July 4, 2014 at 10:59 pm

    Well, it’s summertime and there’s an abundance of fruit, and I just inherited a bunch of bottles of booze from helping my dad move to a retirement community, so I’m going to try my hand at Cherry Bounce this weekend. I don’t know how decent it will be on August 9th but I’m going to give it a whirl.

  320. Jeannette
    July 6, 2014 at 8:51 am

    I will be making Colum’s Shortbread and Fiona’s Ginger Nut Biscuits.

  321. Debbie Rhoades
    July 7, 2014 at 7:44 am

    I am leaning towards Colum’s Shortbread. Yum yum!

  322. Jakki Horan
    July 7, 2014 at 7:46 am

    Got to be Cullen Skink! I don’t need a special occasion for that!

  323. Amanda
    July 8, 2014 at 7:38 am

    The cinnamon scones have always been my favorite and will probably be made near the premiere date, but after this post I think the shortbread will be thing to go with for premiere night!

  324. Colleen Murin
    July 8, 2014 at 7:43 am

    Wellll….I’ve already made the shortbread, the cinnamon scones, the birdies…think I’m gonna try on my DH Bree’s pizza….yuuummmmmmmm!

  325. Ingrid Dien
    July 8, 2014 at 8:01 am

    Brianna and Roger’s pizza will be 🙂

  326. Ericaceae
    July 8, 2014 at 8:14 am

    I’m super excited to try out Jenny’s Hare Pie, and Banoffee for dessert mmmmmmm!

  327. Ellon St Croix
    July 8, 2014 at 8:58 am

    I’ll definitely be making Colum’s shortbread and Janet’s onion tart!

  328. Verlinda
    July 8, 2014 at 8:58 am

    The shortbread cookies sound like the way to go. I love shortbread.

  329. Ashley Penney
    July 8, 2014 at 9:41 am

    Loving the different menus. Really liking the Ladies’ Tea, but looking forward to seeing the Potluck. Might have to do a combo of the 2

  330. April Norton
    July 8, 2014 at 2:21 pm

    I can’t wait to try these!

  331. Audrey
    July 8, 2014 at 3:34 pm

    I can’t wait to try this shortbread recipe.

  332. Elena
    July 9, 2014 at 12:03 am

    I will be making a special toast with my “Cherry Bounce” for the season premiere of Outlander. Slante!

  333. Hannah Railey
    July 9, 2014 at 5:48 am

    Stephen Bonnet’s chocolate salty balls!

  334. Joanne Baillie
    July 9, 2014 at 2:36 pm

    I will be making Colum’s Shortbread. Could never resist a shortbread recipe (or the cookies!) and the simplicity is a thing of beauty! Thanks for all you do for us!

  335. Deborah
    July 9, 2014 at 5:08 pm

    Well, Cherry Bounce, of course! It’s been brewing since May. 🙂

  336. Sonnie
    July 9, 2014 at 5:10 pm

    Plan to have Fionna’s Almond Sponge the night of the premier. I hope to have an Outlander dinner each episode. Want to try the Onion Tart, and Brianna’s Bridies for sure!

  337. Kim Stengel
    July 9, 2014 at 5:22 pm

    I love shortbread but chocolate is awesome too. So, I’ll be starting with Stephen Bonnet’s Chocolate Balls or Colum’s Shortbread. Maybe I’ll make both!

  338. Theresa Mueller
    July 9, 2014 at 5:25 pm

    I have been in love with the Outlander books since they first came out. The food and herbs in the books are something I have always wanted the see some recipes.

  339. Erin
    July 9, 2014 at 5:26 pm

    I will be serving Highland Coffees for Hogmany and Column’s Shortbread for my t.v. hosts! I don’t have cable, so I reserved my ‘spot’ at my friends’ house months ago!

  340. Patty
    July 9, 2014 at 5:32 pm

    Colum’s shortbread – will definitely have to try. Can I use a food processor to mix the ingredients?

  341. Sheila S.
    July 9, 2014 at 5:47 pm

    Frank’s sherry tipple

  342. elaine pettit
    July 9, 2014 at 5:58 pm

    I don’t see my name on the list, so guess I didn’t enter (there is an Elaine, but I wouldn’t do Scotch Eggs, sorry)

    I make scones, so the oatmeal would be a good start, so would my shepards (or Steak and Ale Pie–raised rabbits, so couldn’t do Hare)
    but I really want to try Jenny’s Onion tart

  343. Kim Allen
    July 9, 2014 at 6:00 pm

    We will be having scotch eggs and Colum’s shortbread.

  344. Sarah Jo
    July 9, 2014 at 6:02 pm

    I would make the Scotch Eggs and Shortbread because although I may be watching the premier with only my husband, I’m sure my daughters would enjoy the treats if I made them. 🙂

  345. Celina
    July 9, 2014 at 6:08 pm

    I will be cherry bouncing! Think I might try the shortbread too!

  346. Jessie Guyon
    July 9, 2014 at 6:09 pm

    What a special giveaway!! How generous of you, Theresa. I plan on making cupcakes Craigh na dun for the first episode, and potentially making an episode-appropriate treat each week! 🙂

  347. Stephanie
    July 9, 2014 at 6:37 pm

    Colum’s shortbread

  348. Donna Harris
    July 9, 2014 at 6:39 pm

    I have made the Honey-Buttermilk Oatbread. Family loved it. So, I will be serving Fiona’s Cinnamon Scones.

  349. Molly
    July 9, 2014 at 6:56 pm

    I do believe I’ll be making some of Mrs. Graham’s Oatmeal Scones with Clotted Cream. Looking forward to the 9th!

  350. Mal (mostly a lurker)
    July 9, 2014 at 7:09 pm

    well, we’re having a small gathering at my bestie’s house and making an entire afternoon/evening of it. while we plan to go out for scottish dinner, there’s always room for a nibble before and after, right? so, my list includes: Scotch Eggs from An Echo in the Bone, Mr. Willoughby’s Coral Knob, Gypsy Stew from Outlander and of course, Outlander Kitchen’s Banoffee Pie. as not everyone is a single malt fan, we’ll be offering Jamie’s Rusty Nail as an alternative. and to honor the dogs (leo and buddha) in attendance, there will be some of Rachel Hunter’s Dog Treats for Rollo. it promises to be quite the day!
    thanks, theresa, for all the yummy recipes!

  351. Jennifer
    July 9, 2014 at 7:30 pm

    Going to make Colum’s shortbread – it will be a late viewing for us, and some shortbread and wine will be just right! Thanks for all your recipes!! Love Outlander Kitchcn 🙂 <3

  352. MrsT
    July 9, 2014 at 7:33 pm

    Whisky Sours!

  353. Deborah
    July 9, 2014 at 8:26 pm

    A group of us are sharing Potluck for the Premier and I will be bringing Scotch Eggs and Jenny’s Onion Tart – plus some good red wine! Can’t wait to see Episode 1 unfold!

  354. Bridget
    July 9, 2014 at 8:44 pm

    I think I will make some of my favorites. Gypsy Stew, Mrs. Bug’s Buttermilk Biscuits and Fiona’s Ginger-Nut Biscuits. I might make some Salted Butterscotch Shortbread too. Decisions Decisions lol. You and your fabulous recipes make it so hard to choose. I want to make them all.

  355. Debora Duncan
    July 9, 2014 at 8:59 pm

    If I’m able (I’ll be recovering from surgery), I plan on serving Scotch Eggs and Fiona’s Scones. Almost everything sounds yummy, although a couple sound too odd to try. : )

  356. Joanna
    July 9, 2014 at 9:08 pm

    Jenny’s Onion Tart and Fiona’s Ginger Nut Biscuits.

  357. Joanna
    July 9, 2014 at 9:16 pm

    Fiona’s cinnamon scones from voyager. I can’t resist cinnamon.

  358. Tonya Wells
    July 9, 2014 at 9:51 pm

    Laoghaire’s Whiskey Sour!

  359. Lisa Ceniceros
    July 9, 2014 at 10:21 pm

    LJ’s Steak & Mushroom Pie and Frank’s Sherry Tipple 🙂

  360. Anne
    July 9, 2014 at 10:22 pm

    So many excellent recipes to choose from, but. I have to go with Jamie’s Rusty Nail to start.

  361. Kathleen Smith
    July 9, 2014 at 11:33 pm

    Jenny’s onion tart and steak and mushroom pie. Shortbread as a sweet treat.

  362. Sophie
    July 9, 2014 at 11:35 pm

    I can’t resist scones, so Fiona’s cinnamon ones, with clotted cream.

  363. Sophie
    July 9, 2014 at 11:35 pm

    I can’t resist scones, so Fiona’s cinnamon ones, with clotted cream.

  364. Traci
    July 10, 2014 at 12:36 am

    Fiona’s Christmas Scones

  365. Rebecca
    July 10, 2014 at 2:06 am

    The warm almond pastry sounds DIVINE!! 🙂

  366. Nicole
    July 10, 2014 at 4:28 am

    My girlfriends (who I hooked into reading Outlander) and I are planning a dinner of shepherds pie and colums shortbread cookies for dessert. We’re also planning to have whiskey while cooking and while watching the premiere. 🙂

  367. Becky
    July 10, 2014 at 8:33 am

    Mrs. Bug’s buttermilk biscuits

  368. Jeanne
    July 10, 2014 at 10:13 am

    I will be trying the banofee pie in the jar, picnic style and Cherry Bounce! Can’t wait!

  369. Stacy King
    July 10, 2014 at 4:40 pm

    I am looking forward to trying the corn Dodgers, and Claire’s nettle kissed buns, although I am a little scared about the nettle. I have never cooked with that before. At my premier party, I wanted to have something that was easy to hold because nobody wants to be standing around the table while the show is on!

  370. Carla O R
    July 10, 2014 at 7:13 pm

    Mrs. Graham’s Chocolate Biscuits are always a hit in my house. I’ve been wanting to try the Banoffee Pie. Or I could give the Salted Butterscotch Shortbread another try 😉

  371. Lynda
    July 10, 2014 at 10:08 pm

    I plan to make M.’s gift to Ellen-the pastry with bacon and asparagus. Looks delicious!

  372. Angie
    July 11, 2014 at 5:59 am

    Claire’s nettle kissed buns!

  373. Starla
    July 11, 2014 at 1:36 pm

    Black Jack Randall’s Lavender Fudge is to die for and just perfect for the premier of Outlander! Just. Can’t. Wait!

  374. Cathy Borges
    July 11, 2014 at 5:09 pm

    Scotch Eggs, BJR’s Fudge and of course Whiskey, probably going to try to make Colum’s shortbread too

  375. Kerri
    July 11, 2014 at 7:43 pm

    Oatmeal scones, cullen skink AND shortbread, or perhaps banoffee pie, because I will have an entire meal before setting down for the show with dessert. 🙂

  376. Claudia Barry
    July 12, 2014 at 12:37 am

    I can hardly wait for the Outlander premiere on Starz. It’s a long time coming but good things come to those who wait…I’m making Roast Beef for a Wedding Feast and Mrs. Bug’s Buttermilk Drop Biscuits for dinner and Princess Louisa’s Raspberries, Brandy & Cream for dessert! Thanks for the dinner ideas Theresa!

  377. Lisa Vollrath
    July 12, 2014 at 11:44 am

    Scotch Eggs and Black Jack Randall’s Lavender Fudge along with a fine single-malt, Jura, that I discovered while in Scotland. I may try to get a can of Haggis to go with.

  378. Miriam Cowan
    July 12, 2014 at 11:12 pm

    Oatmeal scones and the banoffee. Yum.

  379. Linell Wootton Ela
    July 13, 2014 at 8:35 am

    Jenny’s onion tarts!!!

  380. Stephanie Hill
    July 13, 2014 at 8:40 am

    Shortbread for sure!

  381. Renate Rapp
    July 13, 2014 at 8:41 am

    Scotch eggs & cherry bounce!!! Happy viewing!

  382. Angel
    July 13, 2014 at 8:51 am

    I’m gonna make the shortbread for sure! Yum! Probably some Scotch eggs also!

  383. Lynn
    July 13, 2014 at 8:52 am

    Definitely the shortbread! It’s my husband’s favorite and he will be watching with me!

  384. Stefanie K
    July 13, 2014 at 9:25 am

    I have just hiked my own ridge in the mountains of NC, to pick 3 gallons of blackberries. It has to be Battlefield Blackberry Jam for me!

  385. Karyn
    July 13, 2014 at 10:37 am

    I’ll just have to make this shortbread! Yum!

  386. Lee Ann
    July 13, 2014 at 10:54 am

    I am making Cherry Bounce today with Vanilla Vodka! Will be ready for Christmas, if I let it last that long.

  387. Pam
    July 13, 2014 at 10:59 am

    Shepards pie, mrs bugs buttermilk biscuts with banoffe pie in a jar and lets not forget the glenfidich

  388. Andee Galeno
    July 13, 2014 at 11:06 am

    I’m afraid I’m going to go a BIT overboard!! Colin’s Shortbread for sure, BJR’s Lavender Fudge, Briana’s Bridies (but I’m nervous about making the pastry!), the oatcakes and definitely one more savory!! I can’t wait!!

  389. Shari McLaughlin
    July 13, 2014 at 11:48 am


  390. Alex
    July 13, 2014 at 12:21 pm

    I will be making cherry bounce gelato and oatcakes!!

  391. Julia
    July 13, 2014 at 1:57 pm

    Scotch eggs! I can’t wait!

  392. Joan Bennett
    July 13, 2014 at 1:58 pm

    Father Anselm’s Warm Almond Pastry

  393. Wendi
    July 13, 2014 at 2:00 pm

    Must give the shortbread a go, one of my favs!!

  394. Morag Levin
    July 13, 2014 at 2:00 pm

    Definitely the shortbread. I bought a shortbread baking dish last time I was in Scotland and I need a good excuse to use it

  395. Cassera Martinez
    July 13, 2014 at 2:03 pm

    cherry bounce, of course

  396. Leslie
    July 13, 2014 at 2:04 pm

    I will be making Roger and Bree’s pizza, followed by Colum’s shortbread.
    Depending on how many times they air the first episode, I may be making a lot of shortbread !!

  397. Beth Firek
    July 13, 2014 at 2:05 pm

    Scotch Eggs

  398. Kathy Woodyard
    July 13, 2014 at 2:05 pm

    I am going to make shortbreads and Scotch eggs. Tea with all the trimmings. We aren’t really a whiskey crowd!

  399. Rebecca
    July 13, 2014 at 2:06 pm

    I am absolutely planning to enjoy some of Colum’s Shortbread while watching Outlander next month…I think I’ll try some of the latte meringues, too. 🙂

  400. Callie
    July 13, 2014 at 2:07 pm

    Scotch eggs! Love them!

  401. Lisa Davies
    July 13, 2014 at 2:07 pm

    I will be making the shortbread and will probably have some Whisky or Drambuie to wash it down with!

  402. Amanda Rogers
    July 13, 2014 at 2:08 pm

    The banoffee pie if it’ll make my fella watch with me. If not, the shortbread.

  403. Donna Grai
    July 13, 2014 at 2:11 pm

    LJ’s Steak & Mushroom Pie from The Private Matter. Looks great.

  404. Heather
    July 13, 2014 at 2:15 pm

    This Colum’s shortbread will be perfect to pair with episode one!

  405. MelissaGrundt
    July 13, 2014 at 2:16 pm

    I’m either going with Colum’s shortbread or Jenny’s onion tart. Would really like to make a sort of lamb pie. Whichever I choose, it will sit alongside glasses of Aberlour!

  406. Patricia Aliaga
    July 13, 2014 at 2:16 pm

    Lavender fudge

  407. Bonnie Twiss
    July 13, 2014 at 2:16 pm

    I will be making a traditional, to my family, Scottish Sunday dinner… roast beef, mashed potatoes,gravy, peas, turnips, and shortbread ( Colum’s) for afterwards… I can’t wait to use my shortbread pan that I bought at the Highland games!

  408. Lisa Guy
    July 13, 2014 at 2:17 pm

    I will be making a hearty meal of Gypsy Stew, and waiting patiently for the start of Outlander!

  409. Tara
    July 13, 2014 at 2:17 pm

    Father Anselm’s warm almod pastry….cannot wait to make it!!!

  410. Sarah
    July 13, 2014 at 2:17 pm

    Definitely, the lavender fudge

  411. Paula Lindgren
    July 13, 2014 at 2:18 pm

    Definitely Laoghaire’s whisky sour will make an appearance at the premiere, and I am thinking Brianna’s bridies…yum…

  412. Lynne
    July 13, 2014 at 2:19 pm

    Colum’s Shortbread.

  413. Sandie Alford
    July 13, 2014 at 2:19 pm

    Banoffee pie! I made it this week end. It was a hit with the family!

  414. Carrie Packer
    July 13, 2014 at 2:21 pm

    Mamacita’s Sangria and Colum’s shortbread!!!!

  415. Kath Chapman
    July 13, 2014 at 2:23 pm

    I will be trying Mr. Willoughby’s Coral Knob for the first time. That was such a fun sentence to write 😉

  416. Barb
    July 13, 2014 at 2:29 pm

    I think this shortbread with some Cherry bounce would be awesome!

  417. Claire Dee
    July 13, 2014 at 2:30 pm

    As a wandering soul myself…I thought I’d serve some Gypsy Stew …with some fine whiskey …and there’s no going through the stones without the Carrot Cupcake Craigh na Dun!!!

  418. Emma Jayne
    July 13, 2014 at 2:32 pm

    Banoffee Pie and Hot Chocolate with La Dame Blanche.. Literally cannot wait!!!

  419. Marilyn Paige
    July 13, 2014 at 2:33 pm

    Peanut Butter Power Bars

  420. Tricia
    July 13, 2014 at 2:49 pm

    The DH will be experimenting with Renegade Rosamund’s Devil’s Apple BBQ sauce on the pork butt’s (that have do NOT cook these until it’s time for Outlander) that are in the freezer! We don’t care for vinegar or there’s probably be a BBQ cook off that weekend! You’ll also be proud (I think !) to know that I finally started Cherry Bounce back in May which will make it’s debut for the premier! Thanks for sharing all of your great recipes with us!

  421. Sally
    July 13, 2014 at 2:58 pm

    I am already called Pancake Grammy by my six grandchildren — all born since Outlander was first published — in recognition of the breakfast I always serve them after sleepovers. So Jenny’s Pancakes it is, of course!

  422. Christina
    July 13, 2014 at 3:00 pm

    Scotch eggs and this shortbread for sure!

  423. Carolyn Jenko
    July 13, 2014 at 3:01 pm

    Planning on making Brianna’s Bridies and shortbread.

  424. Angela Covey
    July 13, 2014 at 3:14 pm

    Jamie’s Rusty Nail is an absolute must have. I want to try to Scotch Eggs for the first time also. Can’t wait! !

  425. Mary
    July 13, 2014 at 3:15 pm

    We have massive food allergies in my household, but Colum’s shortbread cookies are one that everyone in my family can enjoy! We’ll definitely be having those so the kids can play along. My husband is begging me to make Scotch eggs, but they really intimidate me!

  426. Jan Schurr
    July 13, 2014 at 3:18 pm

    I will be making Herb and Pumpkin Seed Oatcakes and LJG’s Steak and Mushroom Pie, tho’ that is not in the Tastebook. I may try my hand a t Clotted Cream, also, as my husband likes it . (Me, not so much…)

  427. Emilie Laforge
    July 13, 2014 at 3:19 pm

    There are so many things I want to try but I’m definitely making carrot cupcake Craigh na Dun for the premiere!

  428. Susan J
    July 13, 2014 at 3:19 pm

    I’m going to an Outlander Party Aug 9, and plan to make and bring some of this Shortbread!

  429. Lynda
    July 13, 2014 at 3:28 pm

    I will be making the Shepherd’s Pie. I can hardly wait for the premiere, and a copy of the cookbook would be a fun way to celebrate. I LOVE to cook, bake, and try new recipes. Thank you for the contest!

  430. Laura Jeffery
    July 13, 2014 at 3:29 pm

    Why Cherry Bounce of course, with a size of Colum’s Shortbread for good measure!

  431. D
    July 13, 2014 at 3:38 pm

    Cojumn short bread and jamie’s power bars

  432. Jackie O
    July 13, 2014 at 4:08 pm

    I’m sticking with Sam Heughan Peanut Butter Power Bars (with the chocolate chip option)!

  433. Tara
    July 13, 2014 at 4:21 pm

    I’m going to make some Blueberry Bridies with a cup of tea!

  434. Diane (aka @Tweetlee_dee)
    July 13, 2014 at 5:21 pm

    You know me! I’m making Laoghaire’s Whisky Sours! 😉

    I’ll need something to calm the nerves!

  435. Heather
    July 13, 2014 at 6:31 pm

    Crockpot Chicken Fricasee and BJR’s lavender fudge! So good.

  436. Kathy
    July 13, 2014 at 6:52 pm

    Definitely Jenny’s onion tarts and ale.

  437. Christine Alexander
    July 13, 2014 at 7:01 pm

    Shortbread biscuits and a wee dram

  438. Mary
    July 13, 2014 at 7:57 pm

    Shortbread is such a classic. I’m keen to make it. I remember the shortbread the husband of my dance teacher used to make for highland dance competitions.

  439. JudyK
    August 13, 2014 at 5:16 am

    I made these for my Outlander Premiere party on Aug 9. Six women came and all liked the shortbread.
    I had to cook mine much longer to get a nice browning around the edges but they were flaky and tasty!!! I am sure it was my daughters great mushing in the cold butter that did it!! 🙂

  440. Kim in Phx
    August 15, 2014 at 1:04 pm

    So these were delicious. I made two pans. One I spread after baking with milk & semi-sweet chocolate chips and spread them a few minutes later over half the pan – leaving the other pan for pure, wonderful shortbread. The second pan I spread with Trader Joe’s caramel sauce and about 10 mins later, chocolate chips. That pan was a caramel chocolate shortbread that was to die for. Easy and delicious. Thanks for sharing.

    • Theresa
      August 15, 2014 at 5:29 pm

      Great ideas…and I’m glad you like the recipe!

  441. jennifer
    August 27, 2014 at 3:01 pm

    I was wondering if you have ever measured the flour by weight? I live in Houston and the humidity is bad and often affects the recipe if not done by weight.

    • Theresa
      August 27, 2014 at 4:49 pm

      I use a scale in my kitchen most of the time for most ingredients when I’m cooking for pleasure. I don’t find it practical on Outlander Kitchen, though. Most home cooks do not use a scale.

  442. Verlinda
    August 29, 2014 at 5:44 am

    just made these last night for my son’s heritage food day at school. Will be making another batch for potluck at church this weekend. I just read the Outlander series over the summer. I am rereading them now. I am so happy to have found your website. This shortbread recipe is absolutely delicious.

    • Theresa
      August 29, 2014 at 7:03 am

      Glad it’s a hit at your place!

  443. Indigo Brude
    August 30, 2014 at 4:49 pm

    We made a batch of these earlier to serve while watching Outlander tonight, and just had to make a 2nd batch now, because they were so good we ate them all 🙂 These are so simple and easy to make, but are sooooooooo mouth-meltingly good to eat!

  444. sherry ann
    September 3, 2014 at 2:54 pm

    I made the cinnamon scones and added sliced almonds very very good will do again

  445. Whitney Rupp
    September 9, 2014 at 12:11 am

    I made this along with Dougal’s Poached Peach Sundea. But instead of ice cream I used reddi whip extra creamy. Paired with a cuppa hot cinnamon spice tea and its to die for!
    Ready for my outlander marathon!!

  446. LoneRanger
    November 29, 2014 at 12:31 am

    Thanks Theresa for your beautiful and “tasty” site (mmmmmmmmm……)
    Am currently through with my stock of Sweet Potatoes so today, Saturday, will try and bake bread as in the 18th century Castel Leoch. Will use “spelt” flour. Closer to Column’s Shortbread, what do you think?
    Have a great weekend.

  447. Kate Leslie
    December 15, 2014 at 8:35 pm

    Hi Theresa — The shortbread is really wonderful! I want to experiment with adding dark chocolate chips and orange. I’d appreciate your guidance on how to go about that. Thanks!

    • Theresa
      December 16, 2014 at 8:45 am

      I’m not sure that add-ins are a good idea with this crumbly dough, but you could dip the cut shortbread fingers in some melted chocolate to which you’ve added the zest of an orange. Could be quite pretty!

  448. Cheryl L
    March 30, 2015 at 10:51 am

    Ummm reminds me of my Grannie’s shortbread, she was born in Newton Stewart. I think she pressed white granulated sugar into the shortbread before baking. Delicious with a cup of tea.

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