1 lb beef heart
1 lb boneless beef brisket
1 lb boneless lamb shoulder
1/4 c onions (dried) or 1 large, chopped
water or beef stock, as required
1 lb beef liver
3 cups pinhead oatmeal or rolled oats
1cup beef suet
2 tbs. salt
1 tbs. black pepper
pinch cayenne pepper
cow's bladder, sheep's stomach or pudding basin (bowl)
Chopcoarsely heart, brisket, lamb and onion. Put in large saucepan, cover with water/stock. Bring to a boil and simmer 30 minutes. Add coarsely chopped liver and simmer afurther 30 minutes. Pout off cooking liquid and reserve. Chop cooked meat finely and in a bowl mix in, one at a lime, oatmeal, suet, salt, pepper and cayenne. Pourin reserved liquid until firm and moist. Spoon mixture into bladder and secure ends with string. Place in top half of a steamer and steam over simmering water for1 1/2 hours. (If no bladder/stomach is available put into a ovenproof bowl, cover with foil or waxed paper (tied on) and steam as above.)
To reheat for serving,wrap in foil to protect skin, place in a saucepan, cover with water and simmer for 1/2 hour per pound. (If bowl was used to steam it, put it back into a pan of water andsimmer for same time.) To serve, cut skin and spoon out. May also be served battered and fried.
This is traditionally served as an accompaniment to other meats ona festive occasion, e.g., Robby Burn's Birthday. It may also be eaten as a dessert by pouring a few ounces of Drambuie over it. I have done this and enjoyed it.