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plaidearthworm
10-27-2007, 04:17 AM
I didn't hear the story, but I found this article on NPR's site about soul cakes (http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=15536354), their origin, and a recipe. The piece was pretty well-balanced, talking about the history of soul cakes. Just thought it was neat that someone did a story on Samhain rather than the typical 'evils of Halloween' story seen so much these days. Since I'm not much of a cook, I'll just pass this on to those who are more crafty or Crafty than me; guess I'll just leave out some Little Debbie snack cakes for restless spirits until I get the hang of baking without the smoke alarm. However, I can do the recipe for pumpkin juice; sounds tasty!

Shweta
10-27-2007, 12:12 PM
I just made some and they're yummy!
And I can't cook. This recipe was simple enough even for me!

http://frances.vorpus.org/%7Enjs/snakie-biscuits/teeny-snakie-biscuits.jpg (http://frances.vorpus.org/%7Enjs/snakie-biscuits/lil-snakie-biscuits.jpg)

For the record, it made a lot more than this. I doubled the recipe and got 13 3-inch circle cakes. The hungry snake and full snake were leftovers :)

Carole
10-27-2007, 04:24 PM
What a great idea! I'm going to have to try this!

PattiTheWicked
10-27-2007, 05:50 PM
If you're really culinary-challenged, you can make them out of a refrigerated pie crust, and fill it with fruit.

http://paganwiccan.about.com/od/samhaincooking/ht/Soul_cake.htm

I also made skull bread out of two tubes of Pillsbury French Bread dough. Yum!

Lyra Jean
10-27-2007, 07:41 PM
cool I'm always looking for new recipes. Thanks for the link. I'm going to add these to my blog.

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