For a long time now, I've been passively interested in trying to make authentic dishes from the British Isle's, and especially from Scotland. When I started learning about traditional cooking, I wondered if there were any cookbooks out there that used truly authentic methods in their recipes. On a whim I searched for one on PaperbackSwap.com. One book came up, but wasn't available, and it didn't have a thumbnail either. I put it on my wishlist and promptly forgot about it.
Well, last month, completely out of the blue it became available, and I ordered it. I was pleasantly surprised that it does indeed call for soaking oatmeal, as well as lentils and barley. All the bread recipes however, call for "plain" flour, which I take, is white flour, so no sourdough, or soaked baking recipes. I couldn't find a copy available on Amazon to link to, so here's a picture of my copy for anyone interested.
A 3 lb chicken, a bay leaf, leeks, water, rice, prunes, salt and pepper.
The hubs and I enjoyed this immensely! All 3 hobbit lasses gave it a couple bites and decided it wasn't what they were expecting. All well, I'll definitely be making this again anyway!