Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Craft Activity for Lammas- Lughnasadh Bread

Lammas Lughnasadh Bread

Making Lammas bread is a very traditional way of marking this festival. I looked through quite a few recipes but liked this one as it seems nice and easy! It is from http://mothermoonsmessage.blogspot.co.uk/ 

 As you are making the bread, weave your intentions into the mixture and decide what you would wish for over the coming months. Imagine the power of the sun pouring down as you stir the mixture, your spoon mixing all your wonderful positive thoughts into the 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 and thank Mother Nature for the bountiful food she provides for us.

You can plait the loaf which always looks nice, or make little individual ones with a hole in so you can tie ribbon around it and give to friends. Alternatively you could get really creative and make a loaf in the shape of a Goddess or mark a pentacle on the top of it. Whatever you do, enjoy the process and explore your creativity!

When you have made your bread why not invite friends and relatives round for a Lammas feast. Enjoy celebrating this wonderful time of year with friends and family and give thanks to our mother earth Gaia for this wonderful bounty that she has provided for us


  1. this sounds delicious! I will give this a try and will share with family and friends, I love this post!

    1. did you try it? let me know if it turned out ok! xxx

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    1. Imbolc blessings to you, hope you had a great one, Alison xxx

  3. Thanks my friend ;o) I have been away for a few days. Just catching up with everything ;o)