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Recipe for family meals :

Scotch Broth

This is one of the recipes which we have been given permission to reproduce by another of the UK recipe sites, Recipes4us. It is a big site with a wealth of information and recipes. If you would like to have a look at their website <click here>.

This recipe has been published with St Andrew's day in mind - 30th November.


25g / 1oz Pearl Barley
225g / 8oz Stewing Beef, fat removed
1.1L / 2pts Water
75g / 3oz Leeks, sliced
225g / 8oz Carrot, diced
225g / 8oz Swede, diced
Salt and Pepper
50g / 2oz Cabbage, shredded


  • Place the barley in a pan of cold water, bring to the boil then drain.
  • Return the barley to the pan together with the diced beef and 1.2L / 2pts of water. Bring to the boil, skim the surface, then simmer for 1 hour.
  • Add the leeks, carrot, Swede and plenty of salt and pepper and continue to simmer for a further hour. After this time, add the cabbage and cook for a further 20 minutes. Serve hot.

Serves 4