Soul Cakes

Youngest son and I made soul cakes today, to take to the World History Grab Bag class that I teach on Mondays with our local homeschool group. We’ll be discussing the history and traditions of Halloween, so it seemed like a great time to get into the kitchen and try out a new (to us) recipe.

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We followed the recipe here: https://www.babble.com/best-recipes/traditional-soul-cakes-for-halloween/, give or take a couple of tweaks. I don’t know why, but I can never follow a recipe exactly as it’s written! I always have to add or change something, however small, to make it our own. With this one, we used a bit more cinnamon than it called for, and left out the All Spice and raisins.

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My son had fun pouring in the flour, sugar, and spices and mixing it all together.

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I enjoyed working the softened butter into the dry ingredients. There’s something satisfying about using your (clean) hands to incorporate ingredients. 🙂

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Rolling and cutting out the cakes was fun too. If you don’t have a cookie cutter, a small glass works great!

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We popped them on the parchment-lined baking sheet and into the oven for about 12 minutes.

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And then we tried one, right from the oven. They are really good, and the apple cider vinegar gives it more of an apple-y flavor than a vinegar flavor, for which we were thankful. 🙂

I hope the kids in class tomorrow like the soul cakes as much as we do.  And I hope they are as happy to learn about Samhain, All Souls Day, and the history of Halloween (including the history of Halloween food), as I have been to put the lesson plan together.

So what have you been working on in your homeschool kitchen lately?

 

 

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