Herfest cakes, Mabon cakes, Autumn Equinox Cakes. There are lots of names for this celebration, I like Mabon, although GD and I are new to the wheel of the year calendar, it seems familiar in some way.
Mabon is celebrated 22nd September this year.
These little cakes are a real treat, perfect for celebration. The ingredients are wholesome and are going to cost little more than regular fairy type cakes to make, especially if like me you use local honey, organic hazelnuts and free range egg among your ingredients, but they certainly give back tenfold in the pure and infectious joy of using ingredients so full of vitality.
Recipe is from Pagan feasts seasonal Food by Anne Franklin and Sue Phillips.
6 oz Ground Hazel Nuts
1 oz Plain Flour
1 Beaten Egg
1/2 Cup of Honey
1 Tbs Grated Lemon Peel
1 Tbs Lemon Juice.
Blend the honey and ground nuts into a paste.
Mix in the flour and the lemon peel.
Blend the lemon juice and the egg together and add to the mixture.
Drop small amounts onto a greased baking tray and bake at 180 C/350 F/gas mark 4 for 15-20 minutes.
Makes thirteen little cakes.
These are a real tasty treat, nutty, lemony and slightly chewy.
I have been looking into customs and traditions of Mabon celebration and will be posting about how we are preparing for the coming festival. There is so much to share. But I do want to keep the recipes separate so hope you enjoy.