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Soul Cakes Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Pam Folbrecht
Added: Thursday, November 13, 2008

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 cake Yeast
1/4 C Lukewarm Water
1/2 C Sugar
1/2 C Butter
2 C Scalded Milk
6 C Flour
2 tsp Salt
2 tsp Cinnamon
1 Egg, beaten

Directions:
Directions:
Dissolve yeast in water with one tbsp. sugar. Cover and allow to rise until light. Cream butter and remaining sugar. Add scalded milk. When mixture is lukewarm, add yeast and sifted dry ingredients. Knead into a soft dough. Let rise until double in bulk. Shape into small round or oval buns. Brush tops with egg. Bake on greased cookie sheets in a hot oven at 400 for 15 minutes. Turn oven down to 350 and bake the cakes until golden brown. Makes 36 small semi-sweet rolls.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
36
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
According to English/Welsh Christian tradition, these "soul cakes" were originally the treats given out at Halloween. As children went "a-souling" door to door, they promised to pray for deceased loved ones in return for a little cake. This was in preparation for All Saints and All Souls Day, the feasts of Nov. 1 and Nov. 2, respectively.

 

 

 

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