Samhain Soul Cakes

I deeply apologize for the fact that I have not posted since May.  This is not a twice a year blog.  Although I do tend to consider this project over and done with (I don’t honestly have time to keep up with it), I should at least give you guys updates!

Anyway, as an apology, here’s a recipe.  Now, it’s still in the oven, so I’m not actually sure it’ll taste good.  But it’s worth a shot!  Maybe by the time I’m done typing it, it’ll be done.

I was looking for Samhain recipes, and I stumbled across this one with 1.5 c flour, .25 c sugar, and a STICK of butter.  That’s 1/2 a cup of butter.  Disgusting, right?  So I did 1/2-3/4 cup of applesauce(no sugar added) instead.

I don’t have a half cup here, so I just kind of… eyeball stuff.  So here’s my best estimation of what I did:

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 c flour
  • 1/3 c sugar
  • 3/4 c applesauce
  • Cinnamon sugar

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Mix together flour and sugar.
  3. Add applesauce.  It’ll be really doughy.  If its sticking to your hands, you may want to add a bit more flour.
  4. Roll the dough into two balls.
  5. Press them out into circles on an ungreased cookie sheet
  6. Using a knife or pizza cutter, cut your circles most of the way through, into 8ths (Like the Wheel of the Year!)
  7. Sprinkle as liberally or conservatively as you’d like, with cinnamon sugar.
  8. Put into the oven for 20 minutes, and check.   The recipe I read says 25 minutes, but that was with butter, not applesauce.  Use your best judgement, definitely.  They’re supposed to be light brown.

Well, the second one is now in my mouth.  They’re a little chewy.  Ok, very chewy.  But have a delicious taste!  To be honest, I think they would have sucked with the butter.  Yum… buttery flour?  I’ve heard that you’ve supposed to add the sugar to the applesauce, first.  That may help, too.  In any case, experiment, and let me know what you think!

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