The following original Scotch broth recipes are ones which are probably familiar in most Scottish homes.
During my childhood, my Mum always had a pot of soup of one sort or another on the stove. My personal favourite was always lentil, but a big bowl of Scotch Broth and homemade bread was often served as a meal in itself.
Scotland is famous for its soups, from the fish soup, Cullen Skink to the more humble Leek Soup Recipes, such as Leek and Potato. The one that I cook a lot in the winter months is lentil. If you want a simple recipe for that, sign up for my free ezine and you will get my mini recipe book as one of your free gifts, and a recipe for Lentil soup is in there.
Original scotch broth recipes were made using mutton, (also used in the making of Scotch Pies) and whatever winter vegetables we had in the pantry. Mum would make it one day and it would be served the next day , or even lasting two days.
These days, although I still often make a pot of soup, especially in the winter months, I rarely make broth as it takes a long time as you have to soak the pulses first.
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Bowl of Homemade Scotch Broth
Original Scotch Broth Recipes
2lb/1 kg lamb (or mutton)trimmed of fat
1 large chopped onion
1 large chopped leek
3oz/75g split peas
3oz/75g pearl parley
3 carrots pealed and diced
1 medium swede, peeled and diced
Soak the peas and barley for an hour or so
Rinse under cold water and drain
In a large pot sweat the onion in a little butter or lard to soften
Add the meat and cover with water
Bring to the boil, and skim off the surface deposit
Add the pre-soaked barley and peas
Simmer for 30 minutes
Add the remaining vegetables
Continue simmering gently until just cooked.
Remove the lamb bone, leave to cool
Take meat off bone, chop it and return to the soup.
Add parsley just before serving.
Serve piping hot and with homemade bread or rolls
Hope you enjoy this recipe - it's one of the original Scotch Broth Recipes!
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