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.

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 Gingerbread

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