The cake is made from a mix... any yellow cake mix will do. Pour batter into two
8" round pans, bake according to directions and cool. Place one of the layers in the
middle of a large platter (we used a pizza plate) Cut the other layer into 8 equal
wedges and trim the edges so they fit flush against the center layer when you
arrange them around it. If the second layer has puffed too much in the middle, you
might want to slice the puffy part off first. The frosting is simple butter frosting made with 1 box of
confectioner's sugar, 5 tbsp milk, 3/4 stick of softened butter, 1/2 tsp vanilla
(you could also use lemon flavoring) and a few drops of yellow food coloring. I also
added a lot of little pink birthday style candles but hadn't yet bought them when this
picture was taken :-)
From the book: If you are trying to win someone's love, you may be able to entice
him or her with this bread. If you are trying to attract a blond individual, add
1 tsp vanilla extract. If it's the affections of a dark person whose love you are
seeking, add 1/4 cup finely ground walnuts to the mixture. If a red-haired person
has caught your interest, add 1/4 cup finely ground almonds. Lastly, if you love
a stubborn individual who is slow to move into your embrace, add 1 tsp of lemon
extract to open his or her heart.
1 package active dry yeast
1 1/4 cup plus 2 tbsp water
1/3 cup honey
2 cups whole wheat flour
1/3 cup chopped red rose petals
2 tbsp poppy seeds
1/3 cup oil for moister bread (optional)
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Blend the yeast, water and honey. Let stand for
5 to 10 minutes, until foaming. Mix in the flour, rose petals poppy seeds and oil
or other additional ingredients and knead. Add additional flour if the dough sticks
to the side of the bowl. Mold the dough into a ball. Cover with a cloth for 1 hour.
Punch down the dough in the center and knead for approximately 5 minutes. Place the dough
ini a greased loaf pan for about 1 hour until doubled in size. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes.
From the book: Chocolate is now one of the
most common treats given during the Candlemas holiday for Wiccans as well as others.
After a Candlemas circle, we often offer this drink to our guests in honor of
the love we share together. In my experience, this recipe works just as well following an intimate dinner for two :-)
4 1/4 cup milk
4 oz semisweet chocolate
5 tbsp sugar
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/8 tsp allspice
1 shot peppermint schapps or whiskey (optional)
4 to 6 sticks cinnamon for garnish
In a large saucepan, combine the milk, chocolate, sugar, cinnamon, vanilla,
allspice and alcohol. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Beat the mixture
until it stops boiling and becomes slightly frothy. Serve in mugs and garnish
with cinnamon sticks.
From the book: These fleshy fruits are ideal additions to love-expanding diets.
They can be used fresh or cooked. Apricot nectar, a combination of fruit pulp,
sugar and water, can be drunk for love.
The recipe: Stew ripe apricots with warm water until soft and mushy. Taste and add
a bit of honey or sugar if desired. Run through a blender or food processor until
smooth. Pour onto vanilla ice cream for a love-inducing treat.
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