This soup with a funny name is considered the ‘national soup’ of Scotland, according to Scotland.org, where we got our recipe. Locked in our cozy apartment during a blizzard, we opted for this rich, BUTTERY-as-all-hell soup to keep us warm.
As the name implies (that is, if you’re not a 12 year old boy), the main ingredients in the soup are chicken and leeks. The recipe calls for half a gallon of chicken stock but we only had broth- using broth may have resulted in a thicker soup… the world will never know.
The pastry on top is a nice touch and made for some nice texture contrast against the soup.
Let’s just say you can really taste the entire cup of butter that goes into this soup – not in a bad way, necessarily, especially on a cold and snowy winter night!
S and E both agreed that the base is so rich and creamy that it could probably accommodate more vegetables than were called for – we’re thinking mushrooms, potatoes, basically anything that could go into a chicken pot pie.