Today in a restaurant/bakery across the street from Dublin Castle, we were looking at the baked goods in the case. My mom asked the waitress which dessert is the most traditional dessert in Ireland. The waitress answered “the rustic apple crumble.” The reason why she said this is because her mother used to put coins in the crumble on Halloween so somebody would find the money and they would keep it. The waitress looked so excited and happy when she shared her memory (she also admitted that the tradition presented a slight choking hazard). I researched this and found out that it is an Irish tradition to put coins, rags and rings in desserts.
When I tried the apple crumble, I learned that it is delicious, especially with creme fraiche. Van agreed.