Recipes from Scotland 1680s to 1940s

Oatmeal and bread

Oatmeal pudding

Oatmeal is an extremely versatile cereal. As well as porridge and baked goods, it can be used in soups and drinks.

Henry Blaxton boiled oatmeal in beef broth inside a cloth bag to make his 'Oatmeal pudding' in 1659. Cream boiled with mace and nutmeg was added, along with slices of manchet (white bread), eggs and bone marrow.

Oatmeal continues to be a favourite food of Scots today.

Handwritten recipe for 'oatmeal pudding

'Oatmeal pudding' recipe from Henry Blaxton's recipe book

Henry Blaxton's recipe book, 1659. [Library reference: MS.10978]

Oatmeal and bread