Connor makes a vegetarian haggis to share with his friends. He serves his haggis with neeps and tatties and has invited a bagpiper as a surprise.
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Let's join him
for some foodie fun right now.
Whose kitchen are we going to today?
Hello, my name's Conor.
Welcome to my house.
Please come in.
This is my dad.
And this is our kitchen,
and today we're going to be making
vegetarian haggis, cos I love it!
Conor's dad has shown him a very
to make vegetarian haggis.
Conor's family are Scottish,
and they live in Scotland.
Scotland is part of the UK,
along with England, Wales
and Northern Ireland.
Scotland's hills are good
for grazing animals, and the
weather is perfect for growing
lots of different types of food.
The winters there are cold,
so, many years ago, people would eat
lots of foods like porridge,
stews and soups to keep them warm.
Haggis is a famous Scottish food.
It's an unusual
type of savoury pudding.
On special occasions in Scotland,
bagpipes are played as the cooked
haggis is taken the table, where
it's eaten with neeps and tatties.
Connor has washed his hands, put
on his apron and is ready to cook.
I'm going to be making vegetarian
haggis with neeps and tatties,
for my friends.
And he's invited Cooper, Amy,
and Alonso to taste a
special ingredient before they come
round for a Scottish meal later.
Um, a piece of grass maybe?
It's not grass!
It tastes quite plain.
I won't eat any more of it.
No, it's disgusting.
Ha-ha! It's fresh coriander.
I would like to try it if I had it
in a meal.
That's good, but not everyone
seems to like it.
Let's see if Conor can change
their minds, because coriander is
one of the ingredients
in his vegetarian haggis.
As well as coriander, you'll need
chopped hazelnuts, potatoes
ground nutmeg, stock powder,
a carrot, tinned kidney beans,
water, porridge oats,
black pepper, spring onions,
a neep - which is also known as a
swede - and some salt.
What's first, Conor?
What I'm going
to be doing is, I am going to be
mixing the stock with the water.
And then you would mix it.
Now, time to drain your kidney
and tip them onto a plate.
And we're going to
be mashing the beans.
It is really fun, mashing the beans,
and I mean REALLY fun.
So now that's properly mashed,
what we need to do is pour the
kidney beans into the big bowl.
Now tear up the mushrooms...
It's very healthy to put in every
single part of the mushroom.
..and carefully grate a carrot.
So some people think that haggis
is a wee animal that
runs about the Highlands,
but you can tell it's not.
Ha-ha! You're quite right there,
Make sure you collect all your
gratings with a fork or a spoon.
After you grate your carrot,
the carrot goes in the bowl.
Now add the chopped hazelnuts...
and some black pepper.
So, next, we're
going to chop up the spring onion,
but first what you need to do is...
you cut off the hairy head.
And the not-so-hairy tail!
Then carefully cut up
the rest of the spring onions.
Now that the spring
onions are all cut, it's
time for my very special ingredient.
You know what that is, don't you?
That's right, it's coriander.
Coriander is a plant that flowers,
and is one of the most popular herbs
used in cooking.
It's name comes from a Greek word
that also means bedbugs! Ooh!
Coriander can be found
growing all over the world.
Coriander can be found
growing all over the world.
Usually people only eat coriander
leaves and seeds,
but you can eat
the rest of the plant, too.
The taste of coriander is very
Most people either love it
or hate it.
Let's see if that's true for Conor's
So, coriander is right here.
Carefully cut it up with scissors...
then add it to your mixture.
Spring onions next.
And the stock Conor made earlier.
Now just give it a really good
And then you need to split
it into fours by using this tray.
And four muffin cases.
And then you need to put all the
haggis in, just...
So, after you pat it down,
you need an adult to put
it in the oven for 40 minutes.
And Dad's already made some
neeps and tatties!
These are now cool enough for you to
potatoes are called tatties.
Once they're nicely mashed,
and milk and butter.
And now we had a pinch of salt.
Now I need to go on to the neeps.
Neeps are also known as swede.
Just need to push down really hard
to make it as mashed as possible.
Three, four, five...
Dad, is it ready?
Yeah, that looks great, Conor.
Now I need to get ready for my
friends to come over.
If you'd like to cook Conor's
vegetarian haggis with neeps
and tatties, add stock powder to
warm water and give it a mix.
Drain kidney beans and mash them up.
Put them into a bowl...
tear up some mushrooms...
grate a carrot...
and add to the bowl.
Chopped hazelnuts next.
and black pepper.
Carefully top and tail spring onions
and chop them up.
Then chop coriander, just like this.
Then add them to the bowl.
Pour in the stock mixture...
and give it a really good mix.
Spoon the haggis
mixture into the muffin cases...
then ask a grown-up to put them
in the oven,
and to help you boil the tatties.
And your neeps!
And when they're slightly cooled,
a pinch of salt to the potatoes...
and mash it altogether.
Then mash your neeps
in the same way.
And they're ready to serve when
your vegetarian haggis is cooked.
Now, there's just enough time
for Connor to get the table ready.
Oh, look! Thistles!
A well-known symbol of Scotland
There's only one more thing
Have, Conor's friends arrived early?
Oh, hi, Dave. Please, come in.
Oh, it's Dave -
a family friend who plays
the Scottish bagpipes.
And that'll be Conor's friends!
Guys, come in.
Now everyone's washed their hands
and they're ready to eat.
Wow, Conor, how did you do this?
This is the best!
This is amazing, Conor.
Take a seat, guys.
Oh, Conor, there's
nice designs on these plates.
I have prepared a very Scottish meal
But before we eat, I have got a
surprise as well.
And here's Dave to
pipe in the haggis.
HE PLAYS "SCOTLAND THE BRAVE"
Wow! It sounds really musical.
Yeah, it's really good, isn't it?
That is really great.
And here's Dad with the cooked
So this is my vegetarian haggis.
I hope you like it.
The haggis looks delicious,
now it's cooked and golden brown.
And here's the neeps and tatties.
Mmm, they smell yum-yum!
Mmm, this looks delicious, Conor.
Oh, it certainly does, Conor.
Please, eat and enjoy.
Ah, lots of lovely colours
and variety there.
I can't wait to taste it.
Earlier on, no-one was sure
about the taste of fresh coriander.
Do you think they'll change their
mind when they taste it in Conor's
That's really good, Conor.
This haggis is amazing.
Conor, I could eat millions of these
plates, it's great!
Well done, Conor.
It looks like they do like the taste
of coriander after all.
Did you enjoy the special
What is it?
Do you know
what it is? It's coriander.
Coriander?! How did
it taste so good?!
Yeah, coriander goes well with a lot
And thanks for coming
to my World Kitchen.
Connor lives in Scotland. He makes a delicious vegetarian haggis, to share with his friends. He serves his tasty haggis with freshly mashed neeps and tatties. As an extra special surprise, Connor has arranged for a special guest to play the Scottish bagpipes as the haggis is served, and his friends have no idea about this special surprise! They are all looking forward to trying the food, but they were not very keen on fresh coriander, which is one of the ingredients. Connor hopes to change their minds when they taste his vegetarian haggis.