Ellen Bales


This lovely dessert comes from the Isle of Islay, an island in the Inner Hebrides off the west coast of Scotland. Enjoy this on a chilly morning (or evening) with a nice cup of tea.
Recipe: Traditional Scottish Cookery


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15 Min
1 Hr


  • 1 c
  • 3/4 c
    light brown sugar
  • 1 1/4 c
    water, cold
  • 1 Tbsp
    light corn syrup
  • 1 Tbsp
    butter or margarine
  • 2 1/2 c
    all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 2 tsp
    apple pie spice
  • 1/2 c
    chopped walnuts

How to Make ISLAY LOAF


  1. Warm the raisins, sugar, water, syrup, and butter in a saucepan until the fat has melted. Allow to cool slightly.
  2. Fold in the flour, soda, spice and walnuts.
  3. Spoon into a greased and lined 8-inch cake pan and bake in a preheated 350-degree oven for 1 hour or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.
  4. Turn out onto a wire rack, remove the paper and let cool before serving. Serve with a dollop of whipped cream.

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Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: UK/Ireland
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian

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