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Cakes and Ale

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The Wiccan ritual known as Cakes and Ale is often celebrated as a way of thanking the gods for their blessings. Cakes are usually just cookies prepared in the shape of crescent moons, and the ale can be alcoholic or it can be apple cider, juice, or even water.

Simple Sabbat Cakes:

  • 3/4 C. soft butter
  • 2 C. brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 2 tsp. grated lemon rind
  • 2 C. flour
  • 1 C. finely chopped walnuts (optional)

Cream the butter in a large mixing bowl. Gradually add the brown sugar and mix well. Add eggs, lemon juice and rind. Mix until well-blended.

Stir in flour and walnuts. Cover and refrigerate overnight. When chilled, shape dough into one-inch balls and place 3" apart on greased cookie sheet. Bake at 375 for 8 minutes. Allow to cool before serving.

Also Known As: Cakes and Wine
Examples:
After the ceremony, Willow served cakes and ale to the rest of the coven.

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