Baxters Cock a Leekie Soup
Baxters Cock a Leekie Soup The finest leeks, succulent chicken, juicy carrots and flavoursome onions - that's what make our Cock-a-Leekie soup the very best. Tuck in to discover why this traditional Scottish soup is still loved by so many."
Cock-a-leekie soup is a Scottish soup dish consisting of leeks and peppered chicken stock, often thickened with rice, or sometimes barley. The original recipe added prunes during cooking, and traditionalists still garnish with a julienne of prunes.
While it is called "Scotland's National Soup", it probably originated as a chicken and onion soup in France. By the late 16th century, it had made its way to Scotland, where the onions were replaced with leeks. The first recipe was printed in 1598, though the name "cock-a-leekie" did not come into use until the 18th century.
There are vegetarian versions of this soup. The vegetarian version has leeks and may include mixed vegetables, chicken flavoured meat substitute and/or prunes