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#105892 - 06/17/03 12:08 PM whisk/whisket/ and hands  
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From: Year of Wonder, by Geraldine Brooks
speaking of a dress fashioned by the new taylor in town, she says:

It was a golden green color, the color of sunlight-dappled leaves, of modest stgle, but well cut and flattering, its whisks and handstrimmed in a Genoa lace.


whisketis also used.. but it is something different, since it seems to be portable, and a basket or some sort of bag, you encounter lines about 'removed the oat cakes from my whisket..,and 'set down my whisket'


#105893 - 06/18/03 10:40 AM Re: whisk/whisket/ and hands  
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From the OED, the only unexpected use of whisk is for 'a lady's neckerchief' or gorgette, often embroidered. Whisket, with or without the h, is as you surmise, a local term for a basket which may be of various types for various uses.


#105894 - 06/18/03 11:41 AM Re: whisket  
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removed the oat cakes from my whisket

...which could be a challenge if you have a bit of a sticky one.


#105895 - 06/18/03 12:02 PM Re: whisket  
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Ah! But Scottish oat cakes aren't sticky:

Scottish Oat Cakes

2 C plus 2 T oatmeal
1/2 t baking soda
salt
1 oz butter, melted
Approximately 6 T water


Preheat the oven to 350.

Combine 2 cups of the oatmeal with the baking soda and a pinch of salt. Add the melted butter and the water, a tablespoon at a time, until you have a stiff but pliable dough.

Spread the remaining 2 T oatmeal on a pastry board and roll out the dough to approximately 1/8 inch thickness. Using a wine glass, cut the dough into 3-inch rounds.

Bake the rounds on a greased baking sheet for 15 minutes or until they begin to turn a golden brown color. Turn off the heat and leave them in the oven with the door open for 5 more minutes. Allow to cool and store in an airtight container.

Makes approximately 12.



#105896 - 06/18/03 12:11 PM Re: whisket  
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oat cakes aren't sticky

Ah, sticky whisket?



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