Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Apple Cinnamon Cake...A Recipe for Mabon

Mabon...or the fall equinox is coming up on Saturday. So as the wheel of the year turns from summer into fall, so do our thoughts and if you are like me your cooking habits. During the summer months I tend to cook lightly, mostly things that are quick and easy. I don't do a lot of baking or make anything special. Once fall arrives my thoughts tend to go more for heavy meals. I keep more sweets around and try and bake for the holidays.

I have a wonderful Celtic cookbook and the following recipe is in it. Right now is the best time of year to find apples, so this sounds yummy. I hope you enjoy it.

Apple Cinnamon Cake

2 eggs

1 plus 1/2 cup sugar

1/3 cup cream

1 stick butter softened

Pinch of salt

1 apple, peeled, cored, and grated

1 1/2 cups flour

1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

1 1/2 teaspoons freshly ground cinnamon

4 medium-sized cooking apples, peeled, cored and sliced

Beat the eggs with 1 cup of the sugar. Combine cream, butter, and salt in a small saucepan. Heat until near boiling. Remove and immediately pour onto the egg mixture. Fold in grated apple, flour, baking powder, and cinnamon. Pour the batter into a greased 9 by 9 inch baking pan. Arrange the apple slices on top and sprinkle with the remaining sugar. Bake for about 20 minutes at 400 degrees, or until cake is firm to the touch. Serve warm

*Note: Cinnamon can be used in spells to attract love or increase sexual prowess. It increases clairvoyant abilites and can be used in protection spells. Orgininally this cake would have been baked in a pot beside the hearth, but for practicality you can use your oven.



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