Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland

Square sausage ice-cream goes on Edinburgh hotel menu

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Image caption On the left: Square sausage ice cream and on the right chef Vladimirs Kruus compares the real thing

A new dessert with a Scottish twist has gone on the menu of an Edinburgh hotel - square sausage ice cream.

Dairy firm Glen Urr has joined forces with Apex Hotels to reinvent the breakfast dish.

It will go on sale to celebrate national ice cream day on Sunday at the chain's Grassmarket hotel.

The square sausage ice cream is served inside a brioche bun with toffee drizzle, to look like brown sauce.

Chef Vladimirs Kruus said: "I have to say I've never worked with such an unusual ice cream."

He added: "We decided to serve it on a brioche buns as the bread is slightly sweet, and this will be toasted and dusted with icing sugar.

"We have also whipped up a toffee drizzle that's similar in colour to brown sauce, so it really is a sweet equivalent of a classic roll and square sausage.

"There's no mistaking the distinctive taste of Lorne sausage, so this is definitely one for the adventurous."

The star ingredient of Lorne sausage was sourced from Grierson Brothers Butchers in Castle Douglas before being cooked up, grated and added to the mix.

Image caption Sarah Jane Smith tries out the treat at Apex Grassmarket