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  • 25 Jul

    Olympic Haggis

    Posted by Team Macsween

    The time has almost come, the moment Great Britain has been waiting for, the start of the 2012 Olympic Games.

    The Olympics have inspired Hamish and Morag to get active this summer, Fast Angus has led them on a gruelling fitness regime to whip them into shape. There are tons of events and activities taking place around the UK to help you get moving, check out the official London 2012 website for details.

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    Haggis is packed full of the right nutrients to keep sporty types powered, a hearty source of iron, fibre and carbohydrates. Our Macsween Lasagne recipe is a great dish to have a night or two before a big sporting event, providing slow release fuel for your body.

    Haggis Lasagne

    Preparation Time: less than 60 minutes, Serves 4

    454g Macsween haggis
    250g lasagne sheets
    3-4 ripe tomatoes, sliced
    salt and freshly ground black pepper

    For the Sauce
    40g butter
    40g plain flour
    500ml milk
    3 tbsp freshly grated parmesan cheese
    Extra olive oil for drizzling


    1. Pre-heat the oven to 180 C/350 F/Gas Mark 4.
    2. Cut open the Macsween haggis and crumble with your fingers.
    3. Scatter some over the base of a buttered lasagne dish.
    4. Top with a third of the lasagne sheets, then top with more haggis.
    5. Add a layer of tomatoes, season well, then cover with lasagne sheets and the remaining haggis.
    6. Finish with the remaining lasagne sheets.
    7. To make the sauce, melt the butter and stir in the flour, stirring to form a roux.
    8. Gradually add the milk, stirring or whisking to form a sauce.
    9. Stir for 4-5 minutes, then season to taste.
    10. Pour this over the lasagne, top with the cheese and a drizzle of oil.
    11. Bake, uncovered, for 45-55 minutes, or until golden and the lasagne is soft

    Let's hope Chris Hoy has stocked up before he heads off to the Olympic Village, we'll be gunning for the Edinburgh native when he competes in the Cycling Track events in August.

    As well as a great time to embrace your sporty side, the Olympics are a good excuse to throw a party, from the opening ceremony to Super Saturday there are lots of opportunities to celebrate. This Blue cheese and walnut canapé recipe is quick & easy to make, but looks divine and is a total crowd pleaser.
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    2. Cut into little circles.

    3. Thinly slice small vine tomatoes, small cubes of lightly fried MACSWEEN black pudding, some blue cheese and a few walnut pieces.

    4. Assemble! Easy

    Whether you are hosting an Olympic themed party or fuelling the athletes, our website features plenty of recipe ideas for all occasions.

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