👩‍🍳 Weekly Witchy CHALLENGE - The Great Witches Baking Show

Merry meet!

Thank you once again to everyone who joined in for last week’s Weekly Witchy Challenge - Amulets & Talismans :red_gift_envelope:

Had your fill of crafting charms? Hope you still have some room left, as we are taking a bite out of the culinary side of the Craft this week! :plate_with_cutlery:

The theme for this week’s challenge honors the Vestalia Festival this week and is…

Culinary Cooking Baking Grilling Kitchen Witch Magick Challenge

:woman_cook: :sparkles: Culinary Magick: Cooking, Baking & Grilling :plate_with_cutlery: :magic_wand:

With the ancient fire and hearth festival Vestalia this week, it’s a great occasion to enjoy some time in the kitchen. No matter the season, the hearth is the heart of the home- and it’s also the domain of a Kitchen Witch! :woman_mage: :fire:

Whether you enjoy the art of cooking or the science of baking (or prefer being a connoisseur :yum:), this challenge is all about getting crafty in the kitchen. Whatever cooking, baking, and kitchen crafting you choose to do, the fun is all in the experience- and also in showing off your magickal treats with your fellow coven members! :heart:

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This week’s challenge is about culinary magick - but as always, how you do so is up to you!

So are you ready? Because it’s…



From Spells8: The Importance of Baking Bread

STEP 1 : The Culinary Craft :magic_wand:

This challenge is about magick in the kitchen- but how you choose to take on this theme is up to you!

Still not sure where to begin? To help you get started, here are a few ways in which a witch might approach this challenge.

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Crack Open Kitchen Magick :egg:

Kitchen Witchery is the act of using magick in the kitchen- it can be as elaborate as crafting a magickal feast for a Sabbat, or as simple as stirring some love into your morning cup of tea! :blush:

Want to learn more about Kitchen Witchery? There are some introductory pointers and tips for kitchen magick success in the Kitchen Magick Guide:

Kitchen Witchcraft: Tools for Casting Spells in the Kitchen

Like most areas of magick, there are no set rules when it comes to cooking and baking with magick. While there are plenty of magickal recipes out there ready to use, any recipe can be enhanced with a magick touch.

Feel free to explore and carve your own path in the kitchen!

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Cooking, Baking, Grilling & Mixing :fire:

Whether you enjoy the art of cooking on a stovetop or by crockpot, the complex science of careful baking in the oven or toaster oven, or free-spirited grilling on an open flame- there is a form of magickal food craft out there for everyone!

Working With Flame: Fire Elemental Invocation

Magickal Kitchen Blends

Caprese Salad: Summer Cooking with Basil
basil magick

Magickal Honey Beer Bread
honey beer bread

Solar Magick Sunshine Cookies
solar magick sun cookies

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Recipe Swap :scroll:

Have a favorite recipe? Feel free to share it with your coven members this week! You could also explore around- there are many wonderful recipes (both magickal and with magickal potential) waiting to be discovered :mag:

Recipes: Explore Recipes Shared by the Coven
Spells8 Forum Recipes

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…And More! :raised_hands:

The suggestions above are just a few ideas to help kickstart your creativity- if you feel called to explore amulets and talismans in another way, please feel free to do so! :blush:

For additional ideas and inspiration, feel free to explore the coven’s entries to previous kitchen magick challenges:

:yum: Wickedly Delicious
:candy: Tricks, Treats, and Tasty Spells
:cupcake: Kitchen Witchery

As always, all witches are encouraged to embrace their own unique practice with how they explore the challenge theme :star2:

From Spells8: What’s Cooking in the Cauldron? by @Silverbear

STEP 2 : Share Your Experience :writing_hand:

Click here for a note about challenge inclusivity

Everyone is welcome to join the challenge by practicing magick in line with the current theme. For lurkers and those who don’t feel comfortable sharing, it is absolutely okay to follow along with the challenge but keep your entry personal. Feel free to join in spirit and do what feels most comfortable for you! :blush:

That being said, please know that if you would like to receive a prize and a public shout-out, it is required that you share your experience.

Getting Your Credit :white_check_mark:

In order for your entry to be counted, all you have to do is write/share about your experience and label it as your challenge entry. There is a lot of chatting here (which is awesome- chatting and discussion are very welcome!) so please clearly write that it is your entry so I know to count it! :pray:

Where Should I Share My Entry? :thinking:

Click here to learn where to share your challenge entry

You are welcome to post it right here- just click “reply” :repeat: to this post and write your experience in the text box that pops up!

Alternatively, you could create a new post in the forum (this is good for when you have a lot to share and/or would like to discuss aspects of your entry not related to the current theme)

Note : If you do choose to create a new thread, please add the “challenge-entry” tag and/or add a hyperlink back to this post so that it can be easily found- thank you! :bowing_woman:

Deadline :spiral_calendar:

:exclamation: This challenge will close in 6 DAYS :exclamation:

:triangular_flag_on_post: Please be aware that the time zone has changed to EDT (Eastern US Time) as the Moderator running the challenge is relocating! :airplane:

To join in, please share your experience by:

Tuesday, June 13 at 7:00 AM EDT (Eastern US Time)

(Note that the time zone is EDT- if you don’t see your time displayed above, you can use this time zone calculator to check for your time zone!)

Prizes :gift:

For their efforts, all participants will receive a special shout-out and a small prize! :gift:

Acknowledgments will be given in a Props and Presents Post that will appear in the forums on Tuesday.

After the challenge closes, you are still very welcome to post but please be aware that no additional prizes will be given. This discussion will remain open for about a week after the challenge finishes.

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From Spells8: Strawberry Cookies - Soul Food for Peace by @MeganB

A warm reminder that the challenges are designed to be very open- everyone is encouraged to participate in a way that honors and reflects their unique practice :open_book:

If you have any doubts about if something is acceptable to post or say, please double-check with the Forum FAQ and/or reach out to your friendly Moderator Team.

And for those new to challenges- welcome! :heart: Know that the goal of these activities is to help you further diversify and strengthen your abilities and to bring together the Spells8 forum family to inspire and support one another in creative ways :hugs:

From Spells8: Golden Glow Oats - Beauty Magick by @Limeberry

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A pinch of magick and a dash of intent
To pop in the oven or leave to ferment.
For everyone knows that when food is blessed,
It comes from the heart and tastes the best!

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Blessed be (and bon appétit)! :woman_cook: :sparkles:


(For anyone who’s confused by the title, it’s a pun on an old baking show I love- The Great British Baking Show/ Bake Off)

(Forgive me- I couldn’t resist :face_with_hand_over_mouth: :cupcake: )


Hmm…I have some little cookie bowl maker things that I picked up on clearance at the craft store last year. I’ve never used them…maybe now’s the chance? :thinking: I’ll have to see how this turns out!


Would getting Sally to make it count?


Baking? I burn water :joy: I’ll have to come up with something :thinking:


Lol considering ive been having protein shakes breakfast n dinner n rice meal at lunch im due for a food shop but have to wait till maybw friday or weekend but give time to think about what i can do for this. Until then ill have to make do with what i have, little as it is lol but maybe the thought of baking up some magic will be something to look forward to should i survive the week with any sort of energy or sanity left :joy::joy::joy: and of course id want to add runes to the cooking whatever it is lol i dont know maybe ive kinda got obsessed with runes lately even when looking up protection spells lookibg up bind runes. Maybe i can cook something n add runes to it some how. :laughing:


I’ll see if there’s anything that I can cook (not much of a cook, by the way :laughing:). If not, I could always find and share some recipes for dishes that I plan to bake down the road.


Challenge Entry: Here is my recipe for Homemade Brownies I made last week. I know it is not this week, LOL. But it is something that was done recently. I had planned on sharing it. I added a pic before I put it in the oven to bake.

Homemade browines
1 2/3 cups sugar
3/4 cup butter
2 tbsp water
2 large eggs
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/3 cups flour
3/4 cup cocoa
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt

I also added walnuts to mine

Preheat oven 350 degrees and grease the pan
Bake until middle is solid all the way through 18-25 min and do the butter knife test


Fabulous show, althought my baking isn’t up to their standard :joy:


Delicious. This challenge is going to be torture as I can’t taste anything!
@Phoenix_Fire maybe make some “runes” American cookies. My stepmum (whose from Texas) makes divine cookies.:blush:


Pomegranate liqueur
1 (1)
At work!
3 glasses of pomegranate seeds from red rose, 3 glasses of sugar the third glass should be two fingers or less, 3 glasses of cognac the third should be two fingers or less, 7 cloves, and 2 sticks of cinnamon, all together in a pot from the time let it boil, leave it for 3 minutes and take it off the fire. Cover the pot with a towel and leave it all night. The next day, strain the seeds well with tulle and store them in bottles
Nothing enchants the senses like a magical drink!!


Looks gorgeous :sparkling_heart:


thank you very much it’s sweet like magic :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:



Ok… the picture… priceless!


They’ve been patiently waiting for their moment to shine- maybe this is their week to help you make some tasty treats! :yum: :heart:

Absolutely! :smiling_face_with_three_hearts: After all, you would still be doing the most important part- enjoying the results! :plate_with_cutlery: :yum: :heart:

If baking isn’t your cup of tea (I struggle with it too! Cooking has always been easier for me than baking) then maybe try cooking or grilling? They really are each their own form of food work! :grinning:

Good luck, Brandy- you’ve got this! :sparkling_heart:

I love the idea of adding runes to your cooking- it’s a creative way to add magick to your meal! :grinning: :sparkles:

Recommending recipes would be a great way to approach the challenge- sharing is caring, especially in the coven! :handshake: :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:

Hello deliciousness! Oh, these sound amazing, Heav3n! :drooling_face: :two_hearts: Do you have any left? I’m on my way~ :airplane: :joy:

Hahaha this made me chuckle- I’m in the same boat! I think I might have a slightly better shot on a cooking show. Baking or grilling, well… let’s just the only grilling or baking show I’d feel confident auditioning for would be Nailed It :joy: :fire:

Oh, Airam- this sounds amazing! And look at that beautiful pitcher- it looks so elegant on display! :heart_eyes: I really like the rich red color too. A very beautiful liquer that makes me think of the Goddess Persephonne :heart:

Thank you so much for sharing your recipe- cheers, my friend! Drink a cup for me too please! :clinking_glasses: :blush:

Hahaha I’m happy if you liked it, Ailey! I was chuckling while I put it together :face_with_hand_over_mouth:


Looking forward to this challenge. I’ve not baked anything for a while, this is definitely a sign.


Thanks, love! I know just what I’m going to post then. And it’s cooking too, not just baked goods, right?


Challenge Entry: this isn’t “baking” per say but I love to cook, and most of my dishes are infused with love. I would like to share one of my favorite recipes with you all, that my grandma used to make for us when we were children. I just made it two nights ago, and it’s so delicious. I recommend it 100%, a recipe for Hungarian Goulash!

2 packs cubed beef
Spiral egg yolk noodles
1 can beef broth
1 can tomato paste
1 can fire roasted diced tomatoes
1 white onion, sliced
1-2 Serrano peppers, diced (optional)
4-5 cloves garlic, minced
3 carrots (optional)
1 tablespoon paprika
1 tablespoon worchesire sauce
1/2 tbsp salt
1/2 tbsp pepper
2-4 bay leaves

Slice onion, peel & chop carrot.
Heat skillet w/ oil, brown meat on all sides (do it in batches) 3-4mins each side.
Add meat & sliced onion to crock pot.
In medium sized bowl, mix tomato paste, beef broth, seasonings, minced garlic, and finely chopped Serrano pepper.
Pour fire roasted tomatoes over the meat/onion mix then pour the mixture from the bowl over everything.
Cook on low for 8-10 hours in crockpot
((((1hr before being done, separate meat from the onions & tomato. Take juice w/ onion and tomato & blend it up! Add sauce back to meat. Cook for 1 more hour!))))
Boil noodles in separate pot, add meat mix over the noodles! Add drop of sour cream on top if desired.

This is such a lovely, savory dish that enriches your soul and will melt in your mouth if cooked long enough! I absolutely adore it, and it’s a plus that I think of my grandma any time I make it. :heart: This was such a fun challenge, do you mind if I add more recipes? Like I said, I LOVE to cook! :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:


Challenge Entry

I wish I’d known that you could make deviled dragon eggs! These would have perfect for Ostara!

Image and recipe came from H-E-B.

Deviled Dragon Eggs

Prep Time: 6h 20 min
Cook Time: 13 minutes
Total Time: 6h 33 min


Recipe makes 6 Servings

12 large eggs

1 package assorted food coloring

8 Oz fresh guacamole

3 Tbsp mayonnaise

1 small lime, zested

1 Tsp kosher salt

1 Tbsp Gourmet Garden Lightly Dried Cilantro


  1. Place eggs in a pan and add cool water to cover by 1 inch. Bring to a boil over medium heat and simmer 12 minutes.

  2. Remove eggs from heat and place in cool water for 10 to 15 minutes.

  3. While eggs are cooling, fill mason jars or tall glasses with water and desired amount of food coloring.

  4. Roll each cooled egg on counter to crack shell around the entire egg.

  5. Place cracked eggs in glasses/mason jars with colored water and refrigerate at least 6 hours or overnight for best results.

  6. Peel eggs then slice in half lengthwise. Reserve yolks in a bowl.

  7. Mash yolks with guacamole, mayonnaise, lime zest and salt.

  8. Spoon filling into hard boiled egg halves and top with cilantro. Chill and serve.


I did like @Heav3n and made brownies but I know mine could of been better.:woman_shrugging:
2 eggs
2/3 of oil
Three cups of water
And cocoa mix. This challenge reminds me of that movie (Simply Irresistible) starring Michelle Gellar when she played a kitchen witch. Lol