Wife Jan has just had dental work and needs something soft and filling, a tasty soup would fit the bill. Cock-a-leekie soup is a traditional Scottish soup from the 16th Century when Scotland and France were aligned against England. Originally a French chicken and onion soup, the Scots used their local ingredients—leeks and barley to make a similar soup.
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Jan, Big Eilene, and Little Eilene are off to Third Mesa to visit Hopi Eileen and to work on some quilts. While Jan is away, I tend to use up all of the lamb bones that have collected in my freezer to make a Scotch broth. This is a soup that I love, but that Jan cannot stand. Since I am feeding only myself, I decided to pare down the usual amount of liquid and make it more of a stew.
I had leftover lamb fat from making Scotch broth. I decided that oak cakes would be a good compliment to this stew. I use only a pinch of salt, because I am on a low salt diet. You may use as much as a quarter teaspoon. How much fat you may use is also a personal choice, you may use as little as one tablespoon. It is also not really necessary to brush them with fat, as I did, a Pam-ed baking sheet will work as well.