Beltane Faery CakesBeltane Faery CakesBeltane Faery Cakes5 years ago in Articles & Interviews More Like This
These cakes were left in the garden to please Faery visitors. If you plan to leave an offering to the Faery, double the recipe to keep some for your family. They're scrumptious.
1/2 cup sweet white wine (I used water, came out just as well!)
2 tablespoons sugar
1 cup honey (A lighter honey seems to taste better)
2/3 cup flour
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg (Don't use alot! Very overpowering!)
1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
Oil for frying
1/8 teaspoon salt
Beat the wine (or substitute) & egg in a medium bowl. Combine the flour, cinnamon, salt & sugar in a small bowl. Stir into the egg mixture. Let stand 30 minutes. Combine the honey & nutmeg in a small bowl.
Heat 1/2-inch of the oil in a frying pan until hot, but not smoking. Drop the batter into the oil 1 tablespoon at a time; fry until golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Dip into the honey.
Received recipe from herbalmusings.com - (...) = my notes. Enjoy!
Yule 2011 InformationYule in an Easy To Follow FormatYule 2011 Information4 years ago in Articles & Interviews More Like This
What is Yule?
The word itself is its most modern form derived from the old english words, ġéol or ġéohol and ġéola or ġéoli, with the former indicating "(the 12-day festival of) Yule". Some other popularly known names are: Winter Solstice, MidWinter, Yuletide, The Longest Night of Winter. It is the astrological marking of the beginning of shorter winter nights. Yule was popularly celebrated ages ago by Nordic and Germanic people who recognize the holiday for feasting and merriment. Yule is the pagan holiday for the Winter Solstice, which is now-a-days characterized by Christmas, a celebratory holiday in Christianity, and its many branches. It was once celebrated from late December until early January. Christians have adopted the pagan holiday and filtered some of its many traditions and it has become known to them as Christmas, which is December 25th; every year. Yule is charted di