15th Century: Haggis

Preparation info
  • Makes


    large haggises
    • Difficulty


Appears in
Pride and Pudding: The History of British Puddings, Savoury and Sweet

By Regula Ysewijn

Published 2016

  • About

Haggis might be one of the best-known puddings of Great Britain. Although the Scots have adopted it as their national dish, it is not very Scottish in origin at all. In fact, the first recipe published in Scotland was at the end of the eighteenth century, 300 years after it first appeared in an English text.

Haggis is a savoury pudding made of a sheep’s stomach stuffed with the minced heart, liver and lungs from a lamb or sheep, onions, oatmeal, suet, spices and herbs. It’s rather l