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By F. Marian McNeill

Published 2015

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The Monks of Melrose made fat brose

On Fridays when they fasted.

A Godly Song.


  • ox head
  • cow heel or hough (shin of beef)
  • oatmeal
  • salt
  • water


Put half an ox head or heel or a good piece of hough into a goblet1 with water to cover amply. Boil until an almost pure oil floats on the top. Put a handful of lightly toasted oatmeal into a bowl with a pinch of salt, dash upon it a ladleful of the fat broth, and stir it up quickly so as to form knots. Return to the pot for a minute or two to r