Ostara Bread

This is from a recipe on goddessandgreenman.co.uk, I wanted to share it as it makes a really tasty bread;

You will need:

  • 3 mugs strong white flour
  • 500 mls buttermilk – if you can’t get hold of Buttermilk I have included instructions on how to substitute it below.
  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda/baking soda
  • 3 teaspoons ground almonds
  • 3 tablespoons golden syrup
  • juice of 2 lemons
  • 1 small beaten egg for glazing
  • soft brown sugar for sprinkling

Buttermilk Substitute Method

  1. 1. Place a Tablespoon of white vinegar or lemon juice in a liquid measuring cup.
  2. 2. Add enough milk to bring the liquid up to the one-cup line.
  3. 3. Let stand for five minute. Then, use as much as your recipe calls for.

Ostara Bread

Blend the ground almonds and flour together in a large bowl.  Make a well in the centre and pour in the buttermilk/lemon juice and golden syrup.  Now for the messy bit – mix together with a wooden spoon or with your hands – whichever you prefer.  As you do so think of the emerging life we celebrate at this time and add the hopes, ideas and wishes you have for the year to come.  Repeat three times:

‘Out of Earth toward the Light, New Beginnings taking Flight…’

Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured board and pat into a circle.  With a sharp knife lightly score the bread into two halves to represent the Equinox.  Glaze with beaten egg and sprinkle sugar over the top.  Bake in a moderate oven for about 20-25 minutes.  When sharing this bread with friends or family you can invite them to add their own wishes to the loaf before it is divided up for all to share.

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  1. Reblogged this on hocuspocus13 and commented:
    jinxx ♠ xoxo

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