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An Ancient Michaelmas Tradition by Mary Bauld

Posted by True Highlands in Scottish Recipes | 1 comments

04.12.14

The Eve of St Michael is the eve of bringing in the carrots, of baking the 'struan, of stealing the horses. I first heard of a Bonnach Strùthan as a child.  There are those in South Uist who still prepare the traditional Michalemas cake although perhaps don’t follow all the associated traditions!  If you visit the museum in Kildonan you can see a picture of one that is perhaps more authentic than mine.  

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