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Recipe: Small Oat Cake

May 1, 2013

I read that it was traditional to eat oak cakes or offer them on Beltane.  So I cruised the web for a good recipe.  The problem with being solitary is that most recipes are too big.  So I took a very large recipe and scaled it back.  Luckily, it came out rather good but then I like oats.

What was left after I shared in the "feast".

What was left after I shared in the “feast”.

Oat Offering Cake

1 cup old fashioned oats
2 T flour
2 T brown sugar
dash of salt
pinch of baking soda
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon (rough guess)
2 T butter, softened
2 T water, hot
honey, to taste

Mix dry ingredients.  Rub the butter into the dry ingredients (yes this means you need to get your hands dirty.  This is an offering, put your energy into it!).  When butter is pea size or smaller and coated with the flour and oats, add in water 1 T at a time.  Adding more if necessary, but mine started sticking together after the second tablespoon.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Add dough to a greased ramekin (I used a silicon pan that was about 5″ in diameter).  Press into pan until a level cake is formed.  Bake until golden brown.  Mine took about 30 minutes.

Immediately dump onto a serving plate.  Drizzle with honey.  Once the honey has soaked in, cut into portions (I did four, one for each of the Kindreds and the last one for Persephone as May Queen).

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