This year Antonia from Food, Glorious Food hosts the food blog event for the British Food Fortnight. I participated last year with a pudding, a dish intrinsically tied to British food for me. This year I have two British dishes
Cock-a-leekie soup is a delicious soup from Scotland often served as a starter at Scottish events such as Burns Night, St Andrews Night and as a Hogmanay treat. Cock a Leekie soup dates back to the 16th century when a fowl would be boiled with vegetables such as leeks to provide a filling broth and this is why Cock a Leekie soup is so named. There are different opinions about the prunes: A traditional Scottish Cock a Leekie soup recipe includes prunes though some cooks will leave the prunes out of their recipe because they are not to everyone’s taste. Other chefs will include the prunes in the cooking of Cock a Leekie soup but will remove them before serving the soup.
But I don’t want to serve a reheated dish, I freshly baked
Shortbread is generally associated with and originated in Scotland, but due to its popularity it is also made in the remainder of the United Kingdom. There are three kinds of shape for shortbreads, we prefer the „fingers“. This time the shortbread is „shorter“ than my Petticoat Tails, but I still have to work on the surface.