Best of Scotland
"The secret is the bacon..." It really takes this sausage roll to another level! Also, sautéing the onion and celery before mixing into the filling makes it sweet and more moist than the usual. The addition of fennel adds an extra burst of flavour (optional) - pork and fennel are great mates - and using panko instead of normal breadcrumbs also contributes to making the filling of this sausage roll so moist.
Robert the Bruce was crowned King of Scotland on this date, March 25 in 1306. Bruce was the king who brought Scotland independence from English rule for 300 years. Although he received criticism for his original hesitation to show his allegiance, he later proved to be fully committed to the Scottish cause. To this day, Robert the Bruce, alongside William Wallace, Rob Roy and Robert Burns are the most celebrated figures in Scottish history.
Edinburgh Castle, Stirling, Wiilliam Wallace Monument and Bannockburn Historical Site
William Wallace sword is an antique claymore purported to have belonged to William Wallace (1272–1305). The shaft of the sword measures 4 feet 4 inches in length (132 cm) and including the tip 5 feet 6 inches (168 cm). The breadth of the blade varies from 2.25 inches at the guard to 0.75 inches before the point. The sword weighs 6.0 lb (2.7 kg).