Where did the rowie come from?

Where did the rowie come from?

A buttery, also known as a rowie or Aberdeen roll or just Roll, is a savoury bread roll originating from Aberdeen, Scotland….Buttery (bread)

Alternative names Rowie, rollie, Aberdeen roll, Roll
Type Bread roll
Place of origin Aberdeen, Scotland
Main ingredients Flour, lard, butter or vegetable oil, yeast

Where do butteries originate?

Butteries, also known as Rowies or even Aberdeen rolls, originated in the northeast of Scotland as an alternative bread roll for fisherman to eat while out at sea. A buttery could stand the test of time spent away better than bread and is packed with a high enough fat content to keep the fisherman going too.

What is the difference between a buttery and a rowie?

Some have debated whether rowies and butteries are different, they are not. Rowie is the word used in Aberdeen and buttery is the word used in Aberdeenshire.

What are Aberdeenshire butteries?

If you visit Aberdeenshire and do not eat butteries, you haven’t visited Aberdeenshire. Flat, layered pastries, butteries look like roadkill croissants and are made from butter, lard, salt, sugar, flour and yeast. This, for buttery addicts, is a blow.

What do they call rolls in Aberdeen?

The Aberdeen rowie (also known simply as a rollie, an Aberdeen roll or even a buttery) is a butter-rich bread roll, slightly similar to a French croissant. Originally made for fishermen going out to sea for days at a time, the beauty of the rowie is it stays fresher for longer, mainly due to the high butter content.

What is Aberdeen famous for?

What is Aberdeen Most Famous For? Aberdeen is historically known for its strong ties with the North Sea. Boasting notable fishing and shipping industries as well as a lively cultural scene, the third largest city in Scotland is a multi-faceted place which offers its visitors a broad range of things to see and do.

Do you get butteries in England?

You can now get the north-east delicacy delivered to your door anywhere from the UK fresh from the bakery. The bakery which is based on Glenbervie Road in Torry, currently runs a click and collect service from its premises, however the butteries are the only product it is now delivering across the UK by courier.

What food is Aberdeen famous for?

Our world famous Aberdeen Angus beef is much-prized. Dean’s rich traditional shortbread is made in Huntly. And Ellon, just north of Aberdeen, is home to craft beer revolutionaries, Brewdog. Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire are known for the quality and scale of the arable land and rich pastures.

What is a rowie slang?

a bread roll made with butter and fat.

What was invented in Aberdeen?

Self-sealing envelopes were invented in Aberdeen. Although Aberdeen is known for its role in the oil industry it was previously famous for another industry – paper making. In the 1800s there were over 17 large paper mills which operated around the River Don.

Why are Aberdeen called the Dons?

Nicknames. Aberdeen are known as “The Dons”, a name that has been in use since at least 1913. The origin of this nickname is unclear. One theory is that it derives from the word “don” meaning “teacher”, given Aberdeen’s history as a university town.

Where in Scottish would you go to buy Butteries?

Known as Aberdeen Butteries, Rowies or Aberdeen Rolls, these “Delicacies” are a favourite here in the North East of Scotland. You may have tried a Buttery from the supermarket but these are the real deal, hand made Rowie as they should be.

What’s the difference between Butteries and rowies in Aberdeen?

Rowies are butteries, butteries are rowies, you may hear me refer to both but I believe they are the same thing. They call them Rowies in Aberdeen town and Butteries in the countryside. That is my understanding of it although I was in a baker once and they said they sold both.

Why was buttery bread made in Aberdeen Harbour?

Legend has it that the buttery was made for the fishermen sailing from Aberdeen harbour. The theory is that they needed a bread that would not become stale during the two weeks or more that they were at sea. The high fat content meant the bread also provided an immediate energy source.

Where do the Rowies come from in Scotland?

These Scottish Aberdeen Rowies are an absolute classic from the North East of Scotland. A weekend treat quite often included a buttery or a rowie for breakfast when we were growing up and I’ll never forget waking up to my Dad’s old crackly radio on a Saturday morning and the smell of the rowies wafting up the stairs … delicious!

Do you have to eat Aberdeen rowies every day?

So do please only eat Aberdeen Rowies as an occasional treat, lead an active lifestyle and eat at least 5 portions of fresh fruit and vegetables a day – otherwise Dr Gillian McKeith will invite you to her house in London! Terry Wogan and the Rowie…..