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SOUL CAKES

Posted: Wed Oct 02, 2013 8:04 pm
by Magnolia
SOUL CAKE

Ingredients
1 1/2 cups flour
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup soft butter
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground mixed spice
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1 egg (beaten)
2 tsp of white wine vinegar

Prep Work
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit
Grease two large baking trays

Dough
Mix all the dry ingredients together until well-mixed
Mix the butter into the dry ingredient mix until the mixture looks like bread crumbs
Add the egg, and vinegar until you've created a firm dough
Cover the mixture and let chill for 20-30 minutes

Cakes
Flour your working surface
Roll the dough until it is approximately 1/4" thick
Cut the dough with a large, round pastry cutter
Place the cakes onto the greased baking pans

Bake
Bake the cakes until they are just turning golden

Serve warm, or chilled.

It is traditional to carve a cross on the top of the cake. The cakes represent a soul being freed from Purgatory.

These are a traditional Halloween treat given to the poor who would go "souling". They would go from door-to-door performing a song, say a prayer for you, or doing some action, to receive a soul cake. This is one of the traditions that strongly influenced trick-or-treating in the United States as immigrants brought homeland customs to the New World.

Re: SOUL CAKES

Posted: Wed Oct 02, 2013 8:28 pm
by Cheese Sandwitch
That's a great recipe and sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing it :)

Re: SOUL CAKES

Posted: Wed Oct 02, 2013 8:43 pm
by Luminoire
creepyhollows wrote:1/2 tsp ground mixed spice


What is "mixed spice"?
What does it contain?


creepyhollows wrote:Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit


OMG, will have to find the equivalent in degrees centigrade here. :mrgreen:




creepyhollows wrote:Roll the dough until it is approximately 1/4" thick


Again. I am not familiar with ". :lol:


I will give this recipe a try!! ::pot:: :thumbup:
(I can do it!!!) :hungry:

Re: SOUL CAKES

Posted: Wed Oct 02, 2013 8:58 pm
by NyctophiliaRaven
Luminoire wrote:
creepyhollows wrote:1/2 tsp ground mixed spice


What is "mixed spice"?
What does it contain?

Here is a typical blend of spices used to make mixed spice:
1 Tbs ground allspice
1 Tbs ground cinnamon
1 Tbs ground nutmeg
2 tsp ground mace
1 tsp ground cloves
1 tsp ground coriander
1 tsp ground Ginger
Blend all spices together, and store in a sealed jar away from light.


creepyhollows wrote:Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit


OMG, will have to find the equivalent in degrees centigrade here. :mrgreen:

400 degrees F = 204.444 degrees C, call it 205 degrees (minus a few minutes cooking).

creepyhollows wrote:Roll the dough until it is approximately 1/4" thick


Again. I am not familiar with ". :lol:

1/4 of an inch is equal to .635 cm, or 6.35 mm - so call it 6.5 mm and cook a little longer... since you're going to be cooking a little shorter, because you're using an incrementally higher temperature, I think it evens out and doesn't change the cook time at all... but keep your eyes open because this is a kind of delicate recipe and it's fluffy, so it burns easily.

I will give this recipe a try!! ::pot:: :thumbup:
(I can do it!!!) :hungry:

Re: SOUL CAKES

Posted: Wed Oct 02, 2013 9:06 pm
by Luminoire
Nyctophilia Raven wrote:
Luminoire wrote:
creepyhollows wrote:1/2 tsp ground mixed spice


What is "mixed spice"?
What does it contain?

Here is a typical blend of spices used to make mixed spice:
1 Tbs ground allspice
1 Tbs ground cinnamon
1 Tbs ground nutmeg
2 tsp ground mace
1 tsp ground cloves
1 tsp ground coriander
1 tsp ground Ginger
Blend all spices together, and store in a sealed jar away from light.


creepyhollows wrote:Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit


OMG, will have to find the equivalent in degrees centigrade here. :mrgreen:

400 degrees F = 204.444 degrees C, call it 205 degrees (minus a few minutes cooking).

creepyhollows wrote:Roll the dough until it is approximately 1/4" thick


Again. I am not familiar with ". :lol:

1/4 of an inch is equal to .635 cm, or 6.35 mm - so call it 6.5 mm and cook a little longer... since you're going to be cooking a little shorter, because you're using an incrementally higher temperature, I think it evens out and doesn't change the cook time at all... but keep your eyes open because this is a kind of delicate recipe and it's fluffy, so it burns easily.

I will give this recipe a try!! ::pot:: :thumbup:
(I can do it!!!) :hungry:



WOW! :meme:

You are a darling Nycto!
Thanks so much! What a great help! :applause:
Thank you. ::thanx::

Re: SOUL CAKES

Posted: Wed Oct 02, 2013 9:08 pm
by NyctophiliaRaven
Nope... I bow to Google. :lol:

Re: SOUL CAKES

Posted: Wed Oct 02, 2013 9:10 pm
by Luminoire
Nyctophilia Raven wrote:Nope... I bow to Google. :lol:


:lol:

I know!
That would have been my next step also!
But YOU were faster! ;)
I still really appreciate your quick response!!

Re: SOUL CAKES

Posted: Wed Oct 02, 2013 9:43 pm
by Noctua
You make cakes? Why you never send me cake? Lol.

Re: SOUL CAKES

Posted: Wed Oct 02, 2013 9:46 pm
by Luminoire
Noctifera wrote:You make cakes? Why you never send me cake? Lol.


´Cause you haven´t told me your adress! :baghead:

Re: SOUL CAKES

Posted: Wed Oct 02, 2013 10:15 pm
by Noctua
Luminoire wrote:
Noctifera wrote:You make cakes? Why you never send me cake? Lol.


´Cause you haven´t told me your adress! :baghead:


Lol! I was referring to Magnolia at first, but I do think everyone should send me cake.. :mrgreen: