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Soul Cakes


All Saints' Day - November 1

Originally, these cakes were shaped like men and women and were given raisins or currants for eyes.



  1. Dissolve the yeast cake with 1 teaspoon of sugar in the lukewarm water and let it stand in a warm place.
  2. Cream the butter with the sugar.
  3. Add the milk which has been scalded and slightly cooled and then add the yeast.
  4. Sift the flour with the salt and cinnamon and add to the mixture, kneading for a few minutes.
  5. Place in a bowl and allow it to rise in a warm place to double its bulk.
  6. Shape the dough into round buns and bake at 375 degrees F for about 30 minutes or until lightly browned.


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