Preparation info

  • Serve

    4 to 6

    unless otherwise stated.
    • Difficulty


Appears in

Two Fat Ladies Obsessions

Two Fat Ladies Obsessions

By Jennifer Paterson and Clarissa Dickson Wright

Published 1999

  • About

I’m including this Welsh recipe for Patricia! Apparently Cawl was originally made with bacon, and fat bacon at that, but now it is usually made with lamb, although there are those aficionados who maintain it should be made with brisket of beef. Cawl was originally the staple diet of poor farmers, and ingredients would vary with the seasons and what was available.

I always start the Cawl the day before so that any fat can be removed. This, of course, was not common practice until fai