Stella of Revealing (dreamsherd) wrote in rumahouli,
Stella of Revealing
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Samahin's coming

These remind me of Ranger cookies, which I adored.  You can add cut-up dired fruits if you like.

"A soul, a soul, a soul cake,
Please good missus a soul cake,
An apple, pear a plum or cherry
Any good thing to make us all merry"
TRADITIONAL SOUL CAKE
Serves 6-8
            8oz butter
            1lb dark molasses
            12 oz fine oatmeal (grind up regular oatmeal)
            12 oz plain flour
            8 oz dark soft brown sugar
            1 - 2 teaspoons ground ginger
            1 teaspoon salt
            2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
            4 fl oz milk (lukewarm)

Preheat the oven to 325F or 160C. Grease two tart tins or a large baking sheet..

Warm the butter and molasses in an ovenproof bowl in the oven to melt them. Mix all the dry ingredients in another bowl.
Pour the melted fat mixture into the dry ingredients and then add the milk. Stir thoroughly, turn the mixture into the tin(s) and level off the top.

Bake in the tins for 1 hour 15 min or in the sheet for 1 hour 30 min to 2 hours. (Test using the dry skewer method.)
Cool in the tins. Keep the cake (well-wrapped in a clean cloth) for AT LEAST two weeks before cutting.
Serve cut into squares or bars. 
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