Sunday, October 21, 2012

# 45 A Gaelic Hallowe'en treat: Fuarag (pronounced FOO-uh-rack)

Hallowe'en dessert....?

"Good thick cream was put in a basin and well beaten up. While the cream was being stirred round and round, oatmeal (lightly toasted) was gradually added till the whole got as thick as porridge."
- A Year in a Scot's Kitchen

A coin, button, thimble and ring are stirred into the fuarag.  Armed with spoons, everyone dips into the common bowl (no scraping or hunting).  If you find the coin, you are going to be wealthy; the button, you won't be rich at all; the thimble; you are going to be a spinster; the ring; you will marry.

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