Thursday, April 24, 2014
Beltane Saffron Crescent Cakes for Ashtoreth (fertility goddess, identified with Astarte and Ishtar)
Saffron Crescent Cakes for Ashtoreth
(fertility goddess, identified with Astarte and Ishtar)
These are traditionally baked in honor of Ashtoreth, but they are
appropriate for any Goddess associated with the Moon. To honor those harvest deities not
associated with the Moon, simply cut into round or other shapes, and bake as directed.
Saffron expensive, so you may prefer to substitute yellow food coloring, an
additional 1/4 cup honey, or 1/3 cup chopped nuts instead. But for a night of love making indulge yourself.
3/4 cup milk
2 cups all purpose flour
3 T.. baking powder
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4-1/2 tsp. saffron
Mix egg, milk, oil, and honey in a large bowl. Add remaining ingredients and
stir until just mixed. Cut into wedges and roll up, starting at the rounded edge.
Place on greased cookie sheet with points down and shape into crescents.
Bake for 20 minutes at 400F.