Ale-Crowdie or Meal-and-Ale

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By F. Marian McNeill

Published 2015

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A special dish at the Kirn, or Harvest Home


  • ale
  • treacle
  • oatmeal
  • whisky


This is a variety of crowdie.

A large earthenware pot or milk-bowl is filled with ale, and treacle is added to sweeten it. Then oatmeal is stirred in until the whole is of a sufficient consistency, and finally whisky in such quantity as is desired. The dish is prepared on the morning of the festival to allow the meal time to be completely absorbed. It is served up at the end of the feas