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Lammas (Lughnasadh) Bread
Are you looking for a delicious and meaningful way to celebrate the sabbat of Lughnasadh? If so, you might want to try making some Lammas bread. This simple and tasty recipe is a great way to honor the god Lugh and the harvest season. In this post, we will show you how to make Lammas bread and explain its significance in Pagan tradition.
As the heat of summer begins to wane and the first signs of autumn approach, Pagans around the world celebrate the sabbat of Lughnasadh or Lammas. This festival, which is observed on or around August 1st in the Northern Hemisphere, is a time to honor the god Lugh and to celebrate the bounty of the harvest.
In Celtic mythology, Lugh was known as the god of the sun, light, and harvest. He was also associated with skill and craftsmanship, particularly in the areas of music and poetry. According to legend, Lugh held a great feast each year in honor of the harvest, which was attended by all the gods and goddesses.
Today, modern Pagans celebrate Lughnasadh as a time to give thanks for the fruits of the earth and to recognize the hard work that goes into producing them. It is a time to reflect on the cycle of life, death, and rebirth, and to appreciate the abundance that comes from the cycle.
One traditional way to celebrate Lughnasadh is to make a dish known as Lammas bread. This bread, which is also sometimes called “harvest bread” or “corn bread,” is a symbol of the harvest and is often blessed as part of the ritual.
We thank the earth for the golden grain
We thank the sun for the shining rain
We thank the fire for the warmth and light
We thank the spirit for the gift of sight
We bless this bread with love and grace
We bless each other in this sacred space
We share this bread with joy and peace
We share our blessings with all who seek
Blessed be this Lammas day
Blessed be our work and play
Recipe – Lammas Bread
- 2 cups flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup cornmeal
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- 1 cup milk
- Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
- In a large mixing bowl, combine 2 cups flour, 2 teaspoons baking powder, and 1 teaspoon salt.
- Add 1/2 cup cornmeal and 1/2 cup rolled oats to the mixture and stir well.
- In a separate bowl, beat 1 egg and add 1/4 cup honey, 1/4 cup vegetable oil, and 1 cup milk. Mix well.
- Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir until the mixture is just combined.
- Pour the batter into a greased loaf pan.
- Bake for 35-40 minutes or until the bread is golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
- Let the bread cool for a few minutes before slicing and serving.
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Whether you choose to celebrate Lughnasadh as a tribute to the god Lugh or as a recognition of the harvest, this festival is a time to give thanks for the gifts of the earth and to appreciate the hard work that goes into producing them. As the colors of autumn begin to emerge, take a moment to reflect on the abundance around you and to appreciate the beauty of the season.