Rowies are a crispy, layered pastry from Aberdeen, Scotland. The secret to them is a combination of lard and butter…and a little bit more butter.
As we are still across the pond, I am happy to bring you another Scot-approved recipe: Rowies.
Rowies are basically greasier, denser croissants. They were made famous in Aberdeen, Scotland because Aberdeen fishermen would take them out to sea and it was the only bread that wouldn’t go stale while they were gone. You can find more fun facts about rowies here. Now, they’re also called other names, like a “buttery”…but only if you’re from somewhere other than Aberdeen proper. My boss at my internship called them butteries, but he is from Stonehaven, which is right outside of Aberdeen and the home of Dunnotar Castle (one of my favorite places!)….