A nice and easy blueberry cheesecake recipe

The Mountain Cafe in Aviemore has an ethos that’s very simple.

Kirsten Gilmour, chef and owner of the cafe, has been religious about buying the best produce available, from as many Scottish suppliers as she can and never buying in pre-prepared food.

All of the cafe’s cakes and bread are homemade.

‘I would describe my food as wholesome, healthy and sexy,’ she says. ‘I like mixing great Scottish ingredients with fresh herbs and exotic fruits. I call it Skiwi.

‘The chicken pie recipe printed here is taken from my book, The Mountain Cafe Cookbook and really does come from my mum, I hated it as a kid. We had it so often because we lived on my grandparents’ farm.

‘A few years ago I challenged myself to pimp it up and make it taste good. My mum is disgusted with it, she thinks it’s pretentious. But at least I can eat chicken pie again.’

Originally published in Scottish Field, June 2017 edition.

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