Scots Barley Broth

Method

Boil a Hough of Beef in 8pts of water, and a pound of barley on a slow fire, let it boil to 4pts then put in onions, pepper, salt and raisins if you like them, or you may put in greens and leeks. Neck and Breast of Mutton, cut it into pieces, put as much water as will cover it; when it boils skim it, put in barley, diced carrots, turnips, onions, a faggot of Thyme and parsley, pepper and salt, stove it all well together, you may put in a sheep’s head, but first singe and scrape it, and soak it well in water, to make this green put beet leaves, broccoli and green onions all shred small.