Traditional Scottish Recipes
- Barley Pudding

Barley crops up in a number of Scotish traditional recipes - from barley bannocks to malt whisky. Barley provides a distinctive flavour which comes through in this simple recipe.

8 ounces (225g or a generous US cupfull) barley
3 ounces (75g or one-third cup) currants
3 ounces (75g or one-third cup) raisins
1 pints (1 litre or 4 cups) water
Pinch of salt
Caster (superfine) sugar and single (light) cream to serve

Mix the barley and water in a heavy-based saucepan and bring slowly to the boil. Simmer for one-and-a-half hours, stirring occasionally.

Add the currants, raisins and salt and simmer for another 15 minutes.

Serve sprinkled with caster (superfine) sugar and the cream.

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