"Dişbugdayi" / First teeth celebration

This is one of the Turkish traditions for the baby. Where the families celebrate and welcome his first teeth.
We welcomed Can's first teeth this November and along with it came a family celebration over a Sunday tea-time table.
For the table setting let your imagination go wild. Cookies, cakes, quiches, pies the sky is the limit.
But there is one element that must prevail along with a tradition to back it.

The cooking of wheat.This is where the name "disbugdayı" derives from (teeth+wheat). Its supposed to create abundance and blessing for the baby.

Cook 400 gr wheat, bring to boil and set it aside to rest for a day.
On the morning of the celebration add 1 glass of icing sugar, a handfull of chickpeas, peeled pomengranates, almonds, hazelnuts, dried apricots, dried raisins, dried cranberries to the wheat and decorate with colourful bonbons, Turkish delights, dried fruit. ( whatever takes your fancy really...)

Before you serve put in one or two coins or beads as a surprise. Whoever finds these on their plate is supposed to buy gifts for the baby:)

At the end of the day: one big happy smile :)

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