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Scotch broth

Does anyone have a good authentic recipe for Scoth Broth please
Gareth

I use Mutton Shanks to make Scotch Broths, as they are extremely cheap from our local butcher; 60p each.

2 Mutton Shanks
2 Leeks~~~chopped
1 large Onion ~~~ finely chopped
6 carrots~~~ diced
of a large Swede~~~ Diced
3-4 handfuls of pearl Barley
3-4 handfuls of split Peas

Place all the ingredients in a slow cooker, and cover them with water, switch it on to medium and leave it all day.

All right I know that using a slow cooker is not a traditional Scottish method, as William Wallace, Robert the Bruce, and Robbie Burns, etc. didn't have them in their day, but Scotch Broth was probably cooked slowly in the same manner as a pottage.

I like to use the Mutton Shanks because the marrow cooks slowly out of the bone and makes the broth deliciously thick.
confused

Gareth wrote:
I use Mutton Shanks to make Scotch Broths, as they are extremely cheap from our local butcher; 60p each.

2 Mutton Shanks
2 Leeks~~~chopped
1 large Onion ~~~ finely chopped
6 carrots~~~ diced
of a large Swede~~~ Diced
3-4 handfuls of pearl Barley
3-4 handfuls of split Peas

Place all the ingredients in a slow cooker, and cover them with water, switch it on to medium and leave it all day.

All right I know that using a slow cooker is not a traditional Scottish method, as William Wallace, Robert the Bruce, and Robbie Burns, etc. didn't have them in their day, but Scotch Broth was probably cooked slowly in the same manner as a pottage.

I like to use the Mutton Shanks because the marrow cooks slowly out of the bone and makes the broth deliciously thick.

I also add a few brussel sprouts, or a some kale .
debbie

hmmmm.  have to remember that one I think  haven't had scotch broth in years.  thanks for the reminder of a childhood favourite.  Oxtail soup was another but have you seen the price of oxtail
12Bore

To be tried, thanks Gareth, confused do you chop up the sprouts?
avvy

Thanks everyone
Like Debbie this was a childhood favorite of mine coming home from school in the winter and finding Mum had a big pot of broth on the go.
debbie

my nan used to make it for our lunch - I used to go home to hers at school dinner time and she often had a pot on the go - she usedto put finely shredded cabbage in i seem to remember.
Gareth

My gran always used to make a giant pot of Scotch Broth for us on Cattle market day (Tuesday) during the winter so we could all help ourselves as we came and went, and she could then sit and natter with her WI, and Toc-h friends http://www.toch-uk.org.uk/index.html
confused

12Bore wrote:
To be tried, thanks Gareth, confused do you chop up the sprouts?

Yes i chop them up , but being a great lover of sprouts   some how ? i dont know how   ?? but there always seems to be a few that escape the knife   , they seem to end up in my bowl  
I made a pot of broth on Tuesday night , but i used the stock from the xmas turkey, it was still lovely, nice and thick as my mother would have said " you could dance on it ", i have a flask of soup most days away to work with me.

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