Powsowdie1 or Sheep’s Head Broth

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By F. Marian McNeill

Published 2015

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(Meg Dods’s Recipe)


  • sheep’s head and trotters
  • mutton
  • barley
  • peas
  • carrot
  • turnips


Choose a large, fat, young head. When carefully singed by the blacksmith, soak it and the singed trotters for a night, if you please, in lukewarm water. Take out the glassy part of the eyes, scrape the head and trotters, and brush till perfectly clean and white; then split the head with a cleaver, and lay aside the brains, etc., clean the nostrils and gristly parts, split also the trotters, and