Find out which special utensils you’ll need on hand during cooking.
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15 May 2013 - 6:46 PM  UPDATED 6 Sep 2013 - 9:31 AM

Girdle/griddle

A large, circular, cast-iron pan with a flat bottom that is commonly used for making oatcakes, scones or pancakes.

Spirtle

A wooden stick that is about 30cm (or 12") long, which is used to stir porridge. It is believed to help avoid the formation of lumps. According to tradition, when the spirtle can stand up on its own in the middle of the porridge it is ready to eat.

Kailpot

A term used to describe a small pot used to make soups. A traditional Scottish blessing is "Lang may your lum reek and your kailpot boil!" (Long may your chimney smoke and your soup pot boil.)