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CELTIC-L  March 1996

CELTIC-L March 1996

Subject:

Celtic Recipes

From:

Stella Cygnet <[log in to unmask]>

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CELTIC-L - The Celtic Culture List.

Date:

Sat, 9 Mar 1996 08:04:10 -0500

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I'm sorry I didn't see the request for "recipes before noon Mountain Time"
until Saturday AM - as I said, I get this list in digest form. Hope you all
still enjoy the following recipes:
 
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Traditional bannog:
 
Mix together 2 cups barley flour with 2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats and a
teaspoon of salt. Cut in a half-cup of butter or lard or suet with two
knives. Add water slowly (probably about a cup) until you have a biscuity
dough. Drop quarter cupfuls on a greased baking sheet and flatten into
rounds. Bake in a 425 degree oven until golden brown. These are dry and bland
and don't rise and keep well. The nature spirits like them.
 
Modern bannock:
 
Mix together 2 cups unbleached flour with 2 cups old-fashioned oats, a
teaspoon salt, a teaspoon baking powder and a teaspoon baking soda, and a
third of a cup of brown sugar. Cut in a half-pound butter. Stir in milk or
buttermilk gradually-- about a cup, probably. (If you want simple barmbrack
instead of bannock, add a half-cup of raisins or currants before the milk).
Drop quarter-cupfuls on a greased baking sheet and bake at 375 degrees until
golden. These spread and rise and are sweet and fatty and popular with
everyone, and make a nice simple ritual cake to pass out. You can reduce the
butter to a quarter-pound for the sake of your arteries, but don't substitute
margarine or solid vegetable shortening-- they should taste buttery.
 
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Colcannon for 6
 
1-1/4 lbs. Kale or green Cabbage, 2 cups water,1 tablespoon olive oil,1-1/4
pounds peeled and quartered potatoes;1 tablespoon chopped parsley, 1 cup
cleaned and chopped leeks (white part only),1 cup milk, pinch of ground
mace, salt and ground pepper to taste, 1/2 cup melted butter (use real
butter)
 
1. simmer kale or cabbage in 2 cups water and oil for 10 minutes ,drain
chop fine.
 
2. boil potatoes and water simmer till tender
 
3. simmer the leeks in milk for ten minutes till tender
 
4. drain and puree the potatoes
 
5. add leeks, their milk, and cooked kale.
 
6. to mix, add mace, salt and pepper.
 
7. mound on a plate and pour on the melted butter. Garnish with parsley.
 
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Boxty Cakes:
 
1/2 pound hot cooked potatoes, 1/2 pound grated raw potatoes, 2 cups flour,
1 teaspoon baking soda, 1-1/2 cups butermilk, butter for frying, salt and
pepper.
 
1. drain peel and mash the hot potatoes
 
2. stir in the raw potatoes,flour and baking soda
 
3. add salt and pepper to taste
 
4. mix well with enough buttermilk to make a stiff batter
 
5. Shape into 3 inch patties about 1/4 inch thick.
 
6. fry on hot greased griddle until crispy and golden on both sides makes 12.
 
 
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Oaten Bread
 
1 cup flour, 1 tablespoon sugar, 3/4 teaspoon baking powder, 1/4 teaspoon
baking soda, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 3 tablespoons butter in small pieces, 3/4
cup uncooked oatmeal flakes, 1 egg, 1/2 cup buttermilk
 
1. heat oven to 425 degrees
 
2. grease baking sheet
 
3. combine flour sugar baking powder, baking soda and salt in bowl and mix
 
4. add butter bits and cut in with knife until mixture is crumbly.
 
5. add oats and toss to combine
 
6. in other bowl beat egg with buttermilk
 
7. make a well in the dry ingredients, pour in the egg mixture and mix with
a fork until crumbs hold together. Make dough into ball and transfer to
floured surface. Knead 20-25 times add flour if sticky.
 
8. pat dough into 8 inch round and transfer to baking sheet.
 
9. score a deep cross into the bread but do not cut it through.
 
10. bake 15-20 minutes till brown.
 
 
 
I used all of these recipes to celebrate Oimelc (also called Imbolc, Bride's
Day, St. Bridget's Day, Lady's Day, and Candlemas.) They all turned out
wonderfully and were "scarfed" up by the gathering!
 
beannachd leibh,
/|\ seren (Aoife Geile/is)
 
             ~^^~^^~^^~^^~^^~^^~^^~^^~^^~~^^~^^~^^~^^~^^~^^~^^~^^~^^~
             Mar a bha, mar a tha, mar a bhithea vyth go bragh.
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                            /|\ [log in to unmask] /|\
                                    Stella Cygnet
                                    Charlotte, NC
 
"From Webster's:
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