Lammas Cornbread Recipe + Giveaway Winner

First things first…

The winner of the 2013 Llewellyn Sabbats Almanac is Cassandra of the Book of Shadows Blog! Congratulations, Cassandra – send me your shipping information via the Contact page and I’ll get that shipped off to you right away. It’s a great book and I’m sure you’re going to love it!

Now, on to the Sabbat at hand: Happy Lammas!

I admit it, I’m not often this domestic, organized kitchen witch you see online. Usually, if a Sabbat ritual is in the morning, I do it over cereal and if it’s at night, I forget to put food together and forgo that part entirely. However, somehow I manage to make up a batch of cornbread muffins for Lammas as there is just nothing better than a soft, warm muffin with melty butter to remind you that today is the pagan first day of fall. (Despite it being 100 degrees outside.)

This is a really basic recipe but I always like to add a few herbs or spices to just about everything so here I threw in a bit of dried sage (you could use fresh instead if it’s on hand) for cleansing the spirit, not to mention flavor!

1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup cornmeal
1 teaspoon salt
4 teaspoons baking powder
1/3 cup white sugar
1 egg
1 ¼ cups milk
3 ½ tablespoons vegetable shortening
3 teaspoons dried sage

Combine ingredients in a large bowl, then mix using a hand beater (no longer than 1 minute) Pour into 12 large muffin cups.

Bake for 15-20 minutes at 350 degrees F.

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7 thoughts on “Lammas Cornbread Recipe + Giveaway Winner

      1. Oh, it is. I actually got the idea from a children’s book of the same name (“Sun Bread”), but went with a different bread recipe. I’m going to do a different shape this time since I already use the sun shape for Winter Solstice and Imbloc.

        I think the best part is that it’s super easy, which is important for me at this season of my life.

  1. Thyme would also be a very good addition for Lughnasa, because it is associated with the Warrior Path. I swear, I have been hunting around for the perfect cornbread recipe for years!!! LOL! I bought some cornmeal a couple years back and tried the recipe on the box and it was awful…gritty, and a horrible flavor! But, I recently tried a recipe for a cornbread casserole, and the cornbread itself was DELICIOUS!!! My only change to the recipe was to use buttermilk instead of regular milk.

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