This is a Recipe from Morgana of Morgana’s Chamber in New york city which is featured in Silver Ravenwolf’s book Halloween. P 108
2 Cups canned pumpkin puree` (abundance)
1 1/2 cups honey (riches)
4 eggs (or 8 egg whites if you want low fat)
1 cup evaporated skimmed milk (goddess symbolism)
1 cup water (element of water and the flow of prosperity)
1 tablespoon oil
1 tablespoon cinnamon (success)
1 teaspoon nutmeg (anti-hunger)
1 teaspoon ginger (money)
1/3 teaspoon ground cloves (money)
3 1/2 cups whole wheat flour (abundance)
1 tablespoon baking soda
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 cup black raisins (money)
Mix the first ten ingredients in a large bowl. In another bowl, mix together the flour, baking soda, and baking powder. Add to wet ingredients all at once, whisking until blended (do not overmix). Stir first counterclockwise (widdershins) to banish poverty, then clockwise to pull in abundance and prosperity. Stir in Raisins. Fill non-stick muffin pans to the top. Bake in 350 degree oven for 30-35 minutes. Cool for 15 minutes before removing from pan. Batter can also be baked in two nonstick loaf pans for 60-65 minutes. Makes 12 dozen muffins.”
I decided to make it into loaf, as baking so many muffins at one time in our small oven would prove hazardous, and I wanted to use all of the pumpkin before it would go off.
My revisions on the recipe:
All purpose flour- as whole wheat flour proved difficult to find.
3 tablespoons baking powder- as I couldn’t find baking soda.
1 teaspoon salt- as I just felt like adding it.
Low fat evaporated milk- all we could find
Cooked pumpkin mashed- as pumpkin in a can is impossible to find.
I must say this recipe was absolutely faultless, the smell of muffin, cinnamon and cloves wafted into my bedroom, making me instantly crave it. On a grey autumn day this recipe came in handy! It was really delicious, and I’ll definitely be making it again!
As Samhain is my favourite Sabbat, I really try to celebrate all aspects of it with fervour, before the winter months and the seasonal depression come with it. With pumpkins, cinnamon, gingerbread, hot chocolate and coffee, spice chai tea and the crisp autumn air, this season is easily my favourite. The revelry under the blood moon, dancing with the spirits of the dead and the glinting of jack-o lanterns and pumpkin crafts all make for a fantastic feast day! My spirit rejoices this time of year, as all the ancestors who have loved us, feast with us with joy!
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