Soul Cakes 🎃

Soul Cakes :jack_o_lantern:

Ready In: 55mins
Serves: 12

Ingredients:

1 cup butter, two sticks American
3 3⁄4 cups sifted flour
1 cup fine sugar
1⁄4 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon ginger
1 teaspoon allspice
2 eggs
2 teaspoons cider vinegar
4 -6 tablespoons milk
powdered sugar, to sprinkle on top

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350°F.

Cut the butter into the flour with a pastry blender or a large fork.

Blend in the sugar, nutmeg, ginger, cinnamon, and allspice; beat eggs, vinegar, and milk together.

Mix with the flour mixture until a stiff dough is formed.

Knead thoroughly and roll out 1/4-inch thick.

Cut into 3-inch rounds and place on greased baking sheets. Prick several times with a fork and bake for 20-25 minutes.

Sprinkle lightly with powdered sugar while still warm.

Recipe courtesy of Food.com.

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Adding this to my list of recipes for Samhain!!

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I hope you enjoy them!

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Thank you for this recipe! There is a reference to Soul Cakes in Season of the Witch: A Book of Spells for Halloween and Samhain by Amy Cesari (but no recipe) and now I can make them! This author suggests making a soul cake for each ancestor or departed loved one you wish to honor on your Samhain altar, then placing a candle inscribed with their name in front of it. I think that sounds like a great ritual. Soul Cakes are traditionally marked with a cross (as it is an old Christian custom; some are blessed by priests) but she also suggests carving pentagrams or any other mark you wish into the dough.

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Ooh, that sounds like a great way to honor your ancestors! Thanks for sharing!

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Thanks for sharing the recipe! I’m saving this one for sure :heart:

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You’re welcome!

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I’m excited to try this out, thank you!

I have two questions…

Would regular granulated sugar work in place of fine sugar? And can I omit allspice? I don’t have that in my cupboard yet.

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I think you could omit allspice, but you’d have to add more of the others I think or it would be bland. As for fine sugar, just put your granulated sugar in a food processor and blend it a few moments, that should make it fine enough.

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I think I’ll give this a try this year!

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I hope it works well for you!

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The food processor trick is a great idea, thank you!

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Whenever I think of Soul Cakes, I can’t help but think of Terry Pratchett’s Discworld and the Soul Cake Duck, lol. Soul Cake Duck - Discworld & Terry Pratchett Wiki

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You’re welcome! I hope it works!

Hee! Poor duck!

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Thank you for the recipe! Saved it and going to make it soon :cook:t4:

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I hope it works well for you, @katnabis!

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@MelissaJ if u have the pumpkin pie blend tucked away, like i do from last yr, it has allspice and all the other ingredients in it too.

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@christeena shoot I don’t! I made my own mix last year. I’ll see if I can make it work otherwise!

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OMG that sounds so good!!! :yum: I know what I am doing on Samhain! Thank you so much for sharing!!!

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You’re welcome! Glad you like the recipe!

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