Lughnasadh Recipes

Cornbread | Brigid's Blackberry Pie


3/4 cup flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 cup milk
1 tablespoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups yellow corn meal
1 egg
2 tablespoons butter, melted

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Grease a 9x9 baking pan. Mix all ingredients. Pour the mixture into the pan and place it in the oven for 20 minutes or until done. Serve hot with butter or honey.

Serves 4

Brigid's Blackberry Pie

4 cups of fresh blackberries (thawed frozen berries are ok)
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/3 cup flour
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon of salt
1 unbaked pie crust

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Line a deep pie dish with the pie crust or purchase a commercially-made one. Set aside. Mix all other ingredients together in a large mixing bowl. If it appears too "wet," mix in a little more flour (about 2 tablespoons). Turn the fruit into the pie shell and dot with butter or margarine. You can bake the pie as is, or cover it with another pie crust. Then score the top several times with a sharp knife. Bake for 1 hour, or until the top crust is a golden brown.

Makes one 9-inch pie

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