Magickal Connections

Tarot & Witchcraft ~ with author, Amythyst Raine

Gingerbread: A Magickal Recipe for Yule


As the Kitchen Witch knows, natural magick can be found in certain foods and recipes with the use of herbs.  Your most mundane everyday recipe can be chock full of magick.  Most people would be surprised at how pertinent the use of certain spices and herbs are, particularly in holiday recipes centered around festivals and celebration.  Following is a recipe for gingerbread, an old time favorite for this winter season; and following the recipe is a list of the ingredients used that contain the spark of magick.

m_BAshwood6-1.jpg picture by witch_of_endore


2 1/2 cups flour 1 cup molasses

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 cup shortening

1 egg 1 1/2 tsp. baking soda

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1 teaspoon ginger

3/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 tsp. ground cloves

1 cup boiling water

In a large bowl, measure all the ingredients.  With a mixer at low speed, beat until well mixed, constantly scraping the bowl with a rubber spatula.  Beat at medium speed 3 minutes.  Pour the batter into a pan and bake 55-60 minutes at 350 degrees


We’ll look at some of the ingredients now from a magickal perspective:

Cinnamon:  Spirituality, success, healing, power, psychic powers, lust, protection, love

Ginger: Love, money, success, power

Salt: Purification, protection, grounding, money

Cloves: Protection, exorcism, love, money

Sugar: Love, lust


Author: Amythyst Raine

Witchy, Pagan, Personal Stuff Author; Tarot Reader; Crazy-Cat-Lady; and mother to seven magickal individuals. Amythyst offers Spiritual Psychic Consultations using tarot cards and the art of intuitive reading. If you'd like a personal reading with her, visit her tarot website at, The Tarot Parlour at: "Magickal Connections" is her witchy, pagan, booky blog: The Witch's Corner is her very popular witchy pagan website full of witchy pagan stuff.

2 thoughts on “Gingerbread: A Magickal Recipe for Yule

  1. awesome as always – and I use a similar recipe for the holidays myself! In fact, your blog is one I’ll refer my own daughter to (she’s becoming somewhat interested in my own heritage and what I do).. thanks again…blessed be

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