Monday, August 1, 2011

Blessed Lammas

With the heat that Summer brought to so many of us this year, I am happy to celebrate Lammas today.  It is with Lammas that we start to usher in the Autumn or harvest time of the year and slowly say our goodbyes to Summer. 


Slowly we will begin to see our days grow shorter which in turn will allow us to cool a bit more in the dark hours. Flowers and some garden plants will get a bit of a reprieve from the heat and possibly produce a bit of a second harvest if some are lucky.


To many today will be a day when they are in their kitchen baking a fresh loaf of bread to help them celebrate Lammas.  Any bread recipe can be altered to suit, simply by adding cornmeal.   Below is a recipe I often use.

Lammas Bread

1 cup cornmeal

4 cups flour

1 teaspoon salt

1/4 cup honey

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon cream of tarter

4 Tablespoons Butter

2 cups Buttermilk

Sift together the dry ingredients. Make a hole in the center of the dry mix and dice in the butter.  Pour in the buttermilk.  Mix together until a soft dough is achieved.  Turn onto a floured board and knead gently until combined.  Place on a floured bake sheet and score the top if desired.  Bake at 425 for 30 minutes.  Turn off the oven and leave in the oven for an additional 5 to 10 minutes.  Enjoy…


Here is wishing all of you a blessed and joyous Lammas.  May each of you begin to enjoy a bountiful harvest as well as the cooling that Autumn brings.

 

Blessings

Mother Moon

7 comments:

Kallan said...

Happy and Blessed Lammas to you! Love that first graphic. Do you know who the artist is for it? Thank you for the recipe too :) Abundance be yours!

mxtodis123 said...

Blessings to you and yours on this special day. Thanks for the great recipe.
Mary

Kristen said...

Blessings as always to you my friend and thanks so much for the recipe!

Wendy S. said...

Wishing you a Lammas full of deep roots with the Earth Mother, light and love from Lugh and an abundance of happy times with loved ones, MM.

Wizardess said...

Lughnasadh Blessings! Onion caraway cornbread for me today. :)

the wild magnolia said...

Happy Lammas!

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Happy Lammas! Thank you so kindly for the bread recipe - it looks delicious. :)