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« Topic Start: June 13, 2011, 12:36:33 pm »

in about a week i'm going to be having a few people over for a bonfire that just happens to be on the solstice(not a strictly pagan event, more just for fun) and I've been wracking my brain trying to come up with some food to make.

Anyway, I'd like to know if anyone has any winter favorites they'd like to share.


As far as my little gathering, all I've decided on so far is honey semolina bread(i'm limited to post dinner nibbles/drinks etc)
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« Reply #1: June 13, 2011, 01:02:42 pm »

in about a week i'm going to be having a few people over for a bonfire that just happens to be on the solstice(not a strictly pagan event, more just for fun) and I've been wracking my brain trying to come up with some food to make.

Anyway, I'd like to know if anyone has any winter favorites they'd like to share.


As far as my little gathering, all I've decided on so far is honey semolina bread(i'm limited to post dinner nibbles/drinks etc)


I read "winter favourites" and thought "but it's june" and then realized you're in Australia.

I personally love having hotdogs at bonfires, they're easy, and simple, and you cook them on a stick.
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« Reply #2: June 13, 2011, 01:24:27 pm »

Anyway, I'd like to know if anyone has any winter favorites they'd like to share.

I'd go with potatoes that you can bake in the fire. I've never done it myself, but my great-grandma always made it sound a lot of fun when she told me about it.

And I'd have marshmallows for dessert, just roast them on a stick *yummy*
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« Reply #3: June 13, 2011, 02:57:02 pm »

in about a week i'm going to be having a few people over for a bonfire that just happens to be on the solstice(not a strictly pagan event, more just for fun) and I've been wracking my brain trying to come up with some food to make.

Anyway, I'd like to know if anyone has any winter favorites they'd like to share.

I like the combination of orange (or other citrus) and spices in the winter: my default is spice bread.

I use the recipe here: http://gleewood.org/threshold/2008/07/29/on-bread/ using the last line of variation: maple syrup instead of honey for the sugar, enough cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamon that you can see flecks of spice in the bread (somewhere between 1/2 and 1 tablespoon, and then some dried orange peel, orange extract, and vanilla extract. (About 1/2 tablespoon of each, though I mix to suitable fragrance strength.) When I bake, I dust the top with sugar crystals.

A friend does sour cream cookies with orange peel and orange extract, cut with a sun cookie cutter (and glazed with a orange glaze.)

Spiced cider or spiced wine is also very traditional for that time of year.
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« Reply #4: June 13, 2011, 04:52:56 pm »

I use the recipe here: http://gleewood.org/threshold/2008/07/29/on-bread/ using the last line of variation: maple syrup instead of honey for the sugar, enough cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamon that you can see flecks of spice in the bread (somewhere between 1/2 and 1 tablespoon, and then some dried orange peel, orange extract, and vanilla extract. (About 1/2 tablespoon of each, though I mix to suitable fragrance strength.) When I bake, I dust the top with sugar crystals.

Thanks so much for sharing your bread recipe! I'm planning on baking my very first bread for the solstice, and now that I read your blog about baking bread I feel much more secure about it!
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« Reply #5: June 13, 2011, 07:08:49 pm »

Thanks so much for sharing your bread recipe! I'm planning on baking my very first bread for the solstice, and now that I read your blog about baking bread I feel much more secure about it!

You're welcome! (And I am glad to help with questions, if I can, though that method is pretty straightforward.)
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« Reply #6: June 13, 2011, 07:15:47 pm »

Thanks so much for sharing your bread recipe! I'm planning on baking my very first bread for the solstice, and now that I read your blog about baking bread I feel much more secure about it!

Bread is actually very simple to make provided you know how to proof the dough.
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« Reply #7: June 13, 2011, 08:26:59 pm »

Bread is actually very simple to make provided you know how to proof the dough.

I just want to know if there's a god of s'mores.
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« Reply #8: June 14, 2011, 02:05:21 am »

in about a week i'm going to be having a few people over for a bonfire that just happens to be on the solstice(not a strictly pagan event, more just for fun) and I've been wracking my brain trying to come up with some food to make.

Anyway, I'd like to know if anyone has any winter favorites they'd like to share.


As far as my little gathering, all I've decided on so far is honey semolina bread(i'm limited to post dinner nibbles/drinks etc)


Sandwiches toasted over a fire or so they taste a little bit like ash was something we used to love when we were kids but I can't guarantee they aren't horrible as I haven't had any in so long. Ohterwise homemade sausage rolls are great in winter. I would also second the potoato cooked in the fire.
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« Reply #9: June 14, 2011, 07:23:16 am »

I just want to know if there's a god of s'mores.

Yep, his name is the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man.
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« Reply #10: June 14, 2011, 08:55:34 am »

Yep, his name is the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man.

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