breads recipe

Luck & Love Bread

The laziest bread, made by the laziest witch, for my fellow lazy witches: 

Ingredients: 
Dairy Free Ice Cream (“Cinnamon Swirl” or Vanilla flavor) 
Self-rising Flour 

That’s really all you need to actually make the bread, and then I added some ground spices for the correspondences (all of them, except salt, include either luck, love, or both) plus it tastes better! 

Allspice -  prosperity, luck, healing 
Cinnamon - success, healing, protection, power, love, luck, strength, prosperity
Nutmeg - prosperity, luck, protection, intellect, removing curses
Ginger - sensuality, sexuality, confidence, prosperity, healing, protection 
Vanilla - happiness, love, lust 
Cloves -  protection, love, prosperity, banishing, friendship, stopping gossip
Pinch of salt - cleansing, purification, banishing, protection 

I don’t have the measurements for any of them though, because again, i’m lazy as fuck. I just kind of threw them in and thought “yea that’s not too much, not too little, it’ll do.” 

Instructions: 
Preheat oven 350°F.
Let the ice cream get soft, but not liquid/melted, and mix it in with the flour. It’s going to get all clumpy, the flour won’t mix in very well, and you’re going to think “I should add some water or something” but DON’T, just keep mixing. Eventually it’ll be more like sticky dough/batter.
Scoop the batter into a greased bread-pan, bake it at 350°F for 40ish minutes (or until you can poke it with a toothpick/knife and have it come out clean). Let it cool and you’re done! 

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Rosemary, pepper, lavender skillet bread.
2 cups lukewarm water
2 ¼ tsp yeast
4 1/3 cups flour
1 tbsp herb mix
Rock salt
Olive oil

Herb mix: grind black pepper corns, lavender rosemary and salt in a mortar using equal parts (maybe a smudge less lavender than everything else)

In a bowl, add water and yeast, stir to dissolve and let set for 5 minutes.
Add in 1 cup flour and herb mix, stirring with a wooden spoon.
Continue adding in flour until fully mixed.
Cover and Let proof in a warm spot for an hour.
Coat your cast iron skillet with olive oil and sprinkle flour on the dough and your hands to help minimize stickiness.
Fold “ugly parts” under and place in oiled pan.
Cover and let sit another 30 minutes
Preheat oven to 400 F
Pour more olive oil on top to make sure the entire top is coated.
Sprinkle salt and extra herbs on top, cut an X and bake for approximately 30 minutes depending on size of pan.
Top will be a nice brown, transfer to a cooling rack, or serve in the skillet after letting it cool down.

Pepper for invigorating energies, rosemary for peace, salt for cleansing, lavender for calming, and yeast for growth.

Grandma’s Pumpkin Bread 🍂

Mabon is fast approaching so I thought now was a perfect time to bring out my Grandma’s famous pumpkin bread recipe! For me sabbats are all about connecting with family and sharing good food, so family recipes are a perfect fit. Better yet, the ingredients in this pumpkin bread have magical correspondences of protection, healing, and prosperity fitting for the transition from reaping season to the final harvest. I, for one, am using this as an opportunity to reset my intentions with the newly waxing moon as we launch full force into autumn.

Grandma’s Pumpkin Bread

Bake at 350 // 50 to 55 minutes // Makes 3 loaves

Beat 3 eggs

Add:

½ cup vegetable oil

2 cups canned pumpkin

1 tsp vanilla

3 cups sugar

Mix well…

Add:

3 cups all purpose flour (mix slowly!)

1 tsp baking soda

½ tsp baking powder

½ tsp salt

1 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp ground cloves

1 tsp ground ginger

1 tsp nutmeg

Optional:

1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans OR sprinkle raw, unsalted pumpkin seeds on top a bit before it is done!

Pour evenly into 3 loaf pans that have been sprayed and floured. Bake as directed and test with a toothpick inserted near middle. Cool on racks and wrap in foil.


Magical Correspondences

Pumpkin – banishment, divination, healing, prosperity, and protection

Vanillahappiness, love, and lust

Cinnamon – success, healing, protection, power, love, luck, strength, prosperity

Clovesprotection, love, prosperity, banishing, friendship

Ginger – sensuality, sexuality, personal confidence, prosperity, success, health, protection, new experiences and adventures

Nutmegprosperity, luck, protection, intellect, removing curses


And there we have it! Let me know if you make this and how it works out for you!

Happy Mabon!

xo – Lena

Earl Grey Shortbread - cookies for prosperity and peace

Here’s a pretty simple recipe for cookies that I make a few times a month for my salon.

1 cup butter (room temp)*
2 loose leaf earl grey tea bags
1 cup confectioners sugar
Cream ingredients together until “fluffy”
*(if using unsalted butter, add ½ tsp salt. Salted butter: no salt)
Add in 2 cups flour little by little until dough forms and fully mixed.

It may be a bit crumbly, but take the dough and press it together, but try not to overwork it.

Split into 2-3 balls and roll into tube shape in a piece of wax or parchment paper and refrigerate for about an hour until firm.

Take out a roll and slice into ½" rounds and put on prepared baking sheet and bake at 350 degrees (Fahrenheit) for about 10 minutes.

When you see a thin golden brown ring around the cookies where they sit on the sheet they’re ready.

To frost, I use confectioners sugar (start out with about ½ cup and add more as needed) and add a little Creme de Violette (Violet liqueur made by Rothman & Winter) and mix until smooth. Should be toothpaste consistency and spread on the cookies.

To clarify, the black tea helps with prosperity, and the bergamot herb has use for drawing out peaceful dispositions. Violets draw out love and happiness. Sugar for sweetening positions and thought processes, and wheat for multiplying and fortifying the other components.

So these cookies are simple to make, delicate in flavor, and make you feel fancy af.

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Coco Day of the Dead Bread


Yields 10 rolls

The things you’ll need

Ingredients
  • 1 packet active dry yeast
  • ¼ cup warm water
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup warm milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 1 orange
  • ½ cup butter, melted
  • ¼ cup sugar
Equipment
  • Large bowl
  • Medium bowl
  • Wooden spoon
  • Baking sheet lined with parchment paper
  • Pastry brush
  • Cutting board & knife
  • Clean towel
  • Zester
  • Bench flour
  • Bowl of water
  • Egg wash (large egg whisked with pinch of salt)

Let’s get started!

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. In a large bowl, mix yeast, warm water, and sugar and set aside until frothy.
  3. With a wooden spoon, stir in warm milk, eggs, egg yolks, butter, and orange zest.
  4. Pour in 1/3 of the flour and mix. Add salt and mix again. Add a little flour at a time, stirring between each addition until all the flour is well incorporated.
  5. Turn the dough onto a floured surface and knead until smooth.
  6. Place the dough into a large bowl coated with oil and cover with a clean towel. Let sit 1 to 1 1/2hours or until it is doubled in size.
  7. When the dough is ready, turn it onto a floured surface and cut into ten 2-ounce portions, and ten ½-ounce portions.
  8. Roll each portion into a ball and place onto a lined baking sheet. Cover with a towel for 30 minutes.
  9. Cut the smaller balls into stars, leaving the center attached.
  10. Brush a small amount of water on the top of each roll to attach the star shaped portions.
  11. Spread each star out to create bone shapes.
  12. Brush each roll with egg wash and then bake for 18 minutes, or until golden brown.
  13. While rolls are still warm, brush with melted butter and sprinkle with sugar.
  14. TaDa! Coco Day of the Dead Bread will bring any party to life!
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I’ve been meaning to post this for long time but yesterdays bread post gave me energy to do so.

Easiest Bread You’ll Ever Make (pretty much)

If you are always tired like me, this bread is perfect for you! 

Ingredients

360 g all-purpose white flour (wheat, oat etc) OR 
240 g white flour and 120 g rye flour
350 ml room temperature water
½ teaspoon instant yeast (dry)
1 ½ teaspoon salt
pinch of sugar or bit of honey 

optional: Nuts, herbs, dried fruit etc (I used leftover almonds this time)

Step 1: Dough In mixing bowl, mix the flour, salt, and yeast together. If using herbs, nuts etc add them as well. Add water until a chunky, thick dough forms. If it needs a little more water, add a few more tablespoons, just enough to get it barely wet throughout. It’s gonna look scrappy and weird and you’re going to question me on whether or not this will work, but it will. Cover the mixing bowl with plastic wrap (or with wet towel like me cause ew plastic) and let it rest for 12-18 hours at room temperature. Overnight is the best since it allows you some sleep and rest. Minimal energy required.

Step 2: Prepare To Bake When you’re ready to bake, put enamel coated heavy cast iron pan, dutch oven or similar and preheat the oven to 230C/450F. About half an hour.

Step 3 : Bake When the pan is heated, gently scrape your dough out from the bowl onto a floured surface. Remember no kneading needed! Gently roll the dough in flour to form more or less ball. Take the pan from oven and carefully plop the dough in it (watch out for burns the pan is HOT).  Put the lid on and bake for 30 min. After that remove the cover and bake for 15 more min to give your bread colour. Take out. Bam, done. Well done! It’s perfect.

Step 4: EAT WITH GUSTO. EAT THE WHOLE THING WITH BUTTER WHILE HOT 

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Star Wars Rey’s Portion Bread


Yields 2 small mug cakes

The things you’ll need

Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 egg, room temperature
  • 1 tabespoon matcha powder
  • 5 tablespoons self-rising flour
  • Pinch of salt
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
Equipment
  • 2 small ramekins (or 1 large mug)
  • Small spoon
  • Glass measuring cup
  • Small bowl

Let’s get started!

  1. Mix matcha powder, flour, salt, and sugar in a small bowl.
  2. Add oil, milk, and an egg to the dry ingredients and mix well.
  3. Evenly divide the batter between two ramekins and microwave for 1 ½ minutes.
  4. TaDa! Jakku’s finest portion bread made in your own kitchen!
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This Reese’s Monkey Bread is the only thing I need in life! Tag a friend who would love this 😋😋🍫🍫 INGREDIENTS
For Reese’s Monkey Bread:

2 - 16 oz. packages refrigerated biscuits, cut each biscuit in half
32 mini Reese’s peanut butter cups
¾ cup butter, melted
¾ cup brown sugar

For Peanut butter glaze:

2 cup powdered sugar
½ cup creamy peanut butter, melted
¼ - ½ cup milk
10 -15 mini Reese’s peanut butter cups, chopped, for garnish

DIRECTIONS
Generously spray a 10-inch bundt pan with non-stick spray. Wrap a Reese’s cup into a biscuit half like a dumpling. Pinch the seams to make sure that the Reese’s cup is covered by the biscuit dough.
Arrange the dough balls in the prepared pan. In a medium bowl, whisk together the butter and brown sugar. Drizzle it evenly over the dough balls. Bake at 325 degrees for 40-50 minutes, or until the edges are golden brown. Remove from heat, and cool in pan for 10 minutes. Run small rubber spatula along the edges to loosen the bread. Invert onto a serving platter. Prepare peanut butter glaze. In a medium bowl, whisk together powdered sugar, melted peanut butter, and ¼ c. milk until smooth, adding additional milk as needed. Drizzle evenly over monkey bread. Sprinkle with chopped Reese’s cups.

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A Kitchen Magick Bread Dipping Oil Recipe!

This easy dip for bread is a fantastic addition to a festive table as a starter or as part of a charcuterie spread. It promotes good luck and a friendly, kind atmosphere for peace among guests and relatives.

Ingredients:

✨ olive oil - longevity
✨ 2 and a half tablespoons Balsamic vinegar - protection
✨ fresh basil - happiness
✨ small teaspoon salt - purification
✨ fresh parsley - vitality
✨ fresh thyme - healing
✨ 2 cloves minced garlic - protection
✨ 1 tablespoon lemon juice - removing negativity
✨ fresh rosemary - clarity
✨ dried oregano - luck

✨ a nice warm loaf of bread or baguette

Method:

- light a red candle and combine your oil, vinegar and lemon juice in a small bowl- stir anti clockwise to draw in peace and prosperity.

- add the chopped herbs and stir again

- cut the loaf into bite sized pieces

- blow out your candle

Eat with your hands and enjoy!

🦋💧Aphroditiful 💧🦋