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Soul Cakes

Soul Cakes (or Soulmass Cakes) come out of the middle ages. Souling is the practice of going door to door to sing for a treat. Often associated at Samhain and Yuletide. The practice of our meditation is to offer prayers for both living and passed souls and their friends. The cakes are usually filled with allspice, nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger or other spices, as well as raisins, currants or cranberries and marked with a cross to signify that these were for alms. Mulled Wine Soul Cakes 1/2 c raisins 1/2 cup dried cranberries 1/2 c red wine 1/2c red currant jelly 1 pinch chili powder 1 t. ground cinnamon 1/4 t. ground cloves 1/4 c. hazelnuts, chopped* 1/4 c. whole blanched almonds, chopped 3.1/2 oz plain carob sweetened chips* 2/3 c self-rising flour finely grated zest of 1 orange 1/4 C unsalted butter 1 egg powdered sugar and extra dried fruit of choice 1) To make fruit mixture: put raisins and cranberries into a small heavy saucepan with wine, jelly, and spices. Heat un