Imbolc Recipes

Swedish Waffles | Honey Cake

Swedish Waffles

1 teaspoon granulated sugar
1 cup evaporated milk or cream
3 eggs
1/4 cup melted butter (NOT margarine)
1 1/2 plus cup flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt

Prepare and preheat waffle iron. Mix all ingredients until the mixture takes on a slightly fluffy appearance. Pour the batter into a hot waffle iron and bake until done (about 3 minutes). In Sweden, it is traditional to use preserves or honey to top the waffles.

Serves 4

Honey Cake

2 1/2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 heaping teaspoon allspice
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon ground ginger
4 eggs, beaten
1 1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 Safflower oil
1 cup raw honey

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flower a 9x13 baking pan. Combine all ingredients well, pour into the pan, and bake for 45 minutes. This cake is traditionally served unfrosted, but you can make a frosting with:

2 cups confectioners' sugar
1 tablespoon milk
1 1/4 cups unsweetened orange juice

Mix together, and drizzle on top of cake.

SOURCE: The Wiccan Garden, as taken from The Sabbats: A New Approach to Living the Old Ways by Edain McCoy and Wicca: A Guide for the Solitary Practitioner by Scott Cunningham

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