Recipes to Celebrate Lammas - Awesome on 20 (2024)

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To honor this grain harvest festival, I've got 100 awesome recipes to celebrate Lammas or Lughnasadh. It seems only right that we have a feast of bread and carbs. Let's make some magic.

For the next turn in the wheel of the year, Lammas or Lughnasadh on August 1st, I've got another collection of recipes that are easy to make and taste totally awesome while still being perfect for your witchy feast. My kitchen witchcraft philosophy is "It's not what you make, it's how you make it." We can modernize our sabbat recipes and still hold the intention of honoring our ancestors. I mean, they wouldn't want us to eat sad food, would they?

And if you're still in the broom closet, you could serve any of these recipes without anyone asking questions. Except maybe for the recipe. Let's get into these 100 totally awesome recipes to celebrate Lammas and Lughnasadh.

What is Lammas?

Lammas can be translated as loaf mass, and it's traditionally celebrated around August 1st. This Christianized (and much easier to spell and pronounce) holiday is believed to be The Church's version of Lughnasadh, which is still celebrated today by some witches, neo-pagans, and wiccans.

Lughnasadh was a festival to honor the god Lugh who was revered throughout much of Europe and brought to the Britain and Ireland. But this midsummer harvest festival was probably already being celebrated there before Lugh came along. It was originally a time to honor the Corn Mother who sacrified her son so that humans could survive.

Hundreds of years ago, it would have been celebrated for up to four weeks, stretching all the way across Leo season. Think county fair today, when people come together to show their wares, trade their goods, eat, celebrate, and just have fun.

Lammas or Lughnasadh is all about celebrating the harvesting of corn, wheat, and other grains. It's also a fire festival since it honors the fading of the sun. So naturally, we have a bonfire and eat a lot. Guys, the wheel of the year is just full of feast and fire. What's not to love? (Source: The Element Encyclopedia of Witchcraft by Judika Illes)

Wheat & Bread

Wheat and grain were a major part of this festival. Being a dedicated carb lover, I'm totally down with that. This is the perfect time to make your own bread, but it doesn't have to be complicated. Obviously, I've not shared every recipe that contains flour, but that's really all you need for recipes to celebrate Lammas.

Wheat is a symbol of abundance and fertility, so knead or stir your intention for a prosperous season into everything you make.

  • Savoury Sausage Bread Pudding - You can serve this anytime of day with homemade or bought bread.
  • Sour Cream Scones - These are delicate and delicious, the perfect combination of American biscuit and British scone.
  • Chocolate Chip Bread Pudding - For when you've got a little too much bread and you're ready to transmute it into something delicious.
  • - Call in the cleansing energy of sage with these beautiful bits of bread.
  • - This sweet and tender loaf is infused with the joyful energy of citrus.
  • Dutch Baby - Here's an opportunity to honor the rest of the harvest by topping your Dutch Baby with your favorite fruits.
  • Sugar Cookies - Cut these into whatever shape suits your intention, and use sigils and color magic to enhance the spell.
  • Madeira Cake - When I think of the sabbats, I can't help but take my mind to Britain. So while you could definitely make your favorite pound cake, a Madeira Cake would be a lovely way to celebate with wheat and also honor the fresh fruits of the season.
  • Sea Salt Bagels - This tasty homemade bagels carry the protective energy of salt.
  • Easy Greek Yogurt Pancakes - This high protein breakfast will give you the energy to get through the sabbat.
  • Whole Wheat Guiness Soda Bread - Beer was also celebrated at this time of year, so you might as well put some in your bread.
  • - You can shape this bread to look like a flower or to look like the sun to honor the passing of the long days.
  • Cheddar Quick Bread - Cheese brings happiness, obviously.
  • Rustic Rye Bread - Lammas honors all grains, so if you want to work with something a little different, this simple loaf is great.
  • - This recipe includes a super simple bread that's ready in about 10 minutes.
  • Wheaten Biscuits - You know, for cheese.
  • Buttermilk Soda Bread - Make a beautiful, rustic loaf without waiting for yeast to rise.

Corn

Corn is another important grain being harvested at this time of year. Really, is there anything better than an ear of sweet summer corn, steaming hot with salted butter and fresh cracked black pepper? Now that's a spiritual experience to be grateful for. If you also want to cook with corn, here are a few ideas.

  • Frito Chili Cheese Wrap - If you're not much of a cook, get your corn energy from the factory.
  • Cornbread Topped Chilli Mac - Sorry, but this is just freakin' delicious!
  • - This one is a bit lighter and also brings in all the sun colors.
  • - This one has chilies and chicken as well as corn.
  • - A super simple recipe for the witch who's still learning their way around the kitchen.
  • Chicken Corn Chowder - This hearty soup would be perfect after a long day of harvesting.
  • Cheddar Corn Soup - I know most American witches will not want to be getting out the soup pot in August, but here in Scotland, we're just as likely to see rain as sun. I'd definitely go for a bowl of spicy corn soup.
  • Jalapeno Hush Puppies - Call in the fiery energy of jalapeno this season.
  • - This risotto just screams summer. And it's perfect for stirring in your intention.
  • Cheddar Habanero Cornbread - It's fiery and so delicious, perfect for the height of summer.
  • One Pot Lemon Ricotta Pasta - Made with fresh basil and sweet corn.
  • Skillet Cornbread - We're combining corn and bread here. It's perfect.
  • Lemon Polenta Cake - This gluten-free cake is soaked in a lemon syrup and has fantastic flavor and texture.
  • White Cheddar Polenta Souffle - Want to make something fancy and impressive for your Lammas feast? This is it.
  • Vegetarian Black Bean Soup - Corn is just one of the many veggies in this hearty soup.

Potatoes

I read in one of my resources that potatoes were associated with Lughnasadh, and I just stopped looking after that. There's never a wrong time to eat potatoes in my opinion. They'll bring a nice earthy balance to a feast honoring fire. They have a grounding, protective quality which is always a good thing. They simply had to make the cut for recipes to celebrate Lammas.

  • Black Pudding Hash - This is a bit spicy and deeply savoury and so satisfying.
  • Potato Rolls - These little bits of bread are light as air and irresistible.
  • Gnocchi Chili - Little pillows of potato bring a pot of chili to a whole new level.
  • Mitraillette - This Belgian sandwich is topped with crispy fries to make it extra awesome.
  • Cornish Pasties - Meat, potatoes, and carrots are encased in flaky pastry for a hearty English meal.
  • Za'atar Potato Salad - The bright flavor of za'atar is truly magical.
  • - Something a little spicy to wake you up on the sabbat morning.
  • - Call in the fiery energy of Indian spices.
  • - Served alongside some of that homemade bread, a little soup really goes a long way.
  • Grilled Potato Foil Packets with Lemon Dill Creme Fraiche - You can cook these in the embers of your bonfire if you like.
  • Spicy Cheese Fries - Indulge in some fire energy for Lughnasadh.
  • Parmesan Fried Gnocchi - This is the most delicius five minute side dish I've ever eaten.
  • Dill Potato Salad - Dill brings good fortune.
  • - Add whatever you've got in the fridge. It's the perfect recipe for the frugal witch.
  • - Use those millions of zuchinnis from your neighbors garden.
  • Potato Bread - It's loaf mass, so we just had to.

Garlic

Again, I just saw garlic on a list of Lughnasadh foods and went with it. It has strong protective qualities, but I'm going to guess it made the list because of it's slightly fiery qualities. Plus, it's in season this time of year, so let's eat it while it's flourishing.

  • - If you want to make your own bread, this soft and chewy loaf is topped with roasted garlic and fresh herbs.
  • Lemon Garlic Pasta - Use fresh herbs and crumbs from your Lammas loaf.
  • - For the kitchen witch in a hurry.
  • Creamy Garlic Spinach Dip - Something delish to dip your bread in.
  • - Another great recipe for beginner kitchen witches.
  • Garlic Herb Bread - Whether you've baked your own bread or used store-bought, this is a great way to honor your loaf.
  • - A serious breadcrumb layer infused with garlic and herbs tops this creamy mac & cheese.
  • Caesar Salad with Brown Butter Croutons - Use up any stale bread to make the delicious croutons that are the highlight of this salad.
  • - Because I love you.

Apples

We'll see apples again for our Mabon feast, but they're just starting to come into their own in August, so I've included them in the recipes to celebrate lammas. Apples contain a hidden pentagram for spiritual protection, and they're commonly associated with witchcraft and magic.

  • - Taking pork chops and apple sauce to the next level.
  • Green Apple Martini - Raise a glass with your coven.
  • Caramel Stuffed Apple Cider Cookies - These cookies are insanely delicious, even though they're artificially flavored. Remember, it's all about your intention.
  • Apple Butter - If you've got more apples than you can eat, turn them into spiced apple butter and spread them on toast from all that bread you're making.
  • - Apple and cheddar were meant for each other.
  • - A sunny way to enjoy your cider. Add a splash of mead if you've got it.
  • Cloudy Cider Cup - Hard cider is possibly the most common use for apples here in the UK. Fill your cup with fresh fruits and herbs to heighten the spell.
  • Spiced Sparkling Cider co*cktail - I think this would be a beautiful prosperity spell.
  • - Start your feast day with something delicious.
  • Apple Brandy Punch - This frozen punch would make a great low alcohol libation for your feast.
  • Cider Braised Chicken Thighs with Spring Vegetables - A beautiful one-pot meal to celebrate your garden's abundance.
  • Apple Margarita - It's a party, right?
  • Cran-Apple-Orange Juice - Mix together a variety of fruit juices, then use it to make co*cktails or homemade soda.

Cinnamon

We're calling in the energy of the sun by sprinkling a little cinnamon into the feast. Great for prosperity and spiritual connection, cinnamon is one of my favorite baking flavors.

  • Chocolate Cinnamon Cake - If you're looking for something a little more humble, this loaf cake is still completely delicious.
  • Chaitini - This creamy co*cktail is loaded with prosperity spices.
  • Double-Glazed Chai Spice Muffins - A little sweet treat to up your bread celebration.
  • Spiced Honey Vodka - This tasty libation is infused with cinnamon sticks.
  • Hint of Cinnamon Chocolate Cake - This showstopper is actually made with boxed cake mix. A coven mate says its the best cake she's ever had.
  • Cinnamon Pull-Apart Cake - This is made with a yeasted dough and has a bright, sunny lemon glaze.
  • Snickerdoodle Cookies - You don't need to wait until Christmas to eat these.
  • Snickerdoodle Cupcakes - You know, for cakes and ale.
  • Spiced Flourless Chocolate Cake - With hints of orange and cinnamon, this gluten-free cake is super awesome.
  • Spice Cupcakes with Maple Frosting - This sweet treat is heavy on the ginger as well as the cinnamon for some serious fire energy.
  • Baci di Ricotta - These tasty fried fritters are dusted with cinnamon. Add a drizzle of honey to bring the sweetness.
  • Homemade Churros with Chocolate Sauce - Because there really aren't enough excuses to make homemade churros.
  • Baked Sweet Potato Brulee - Baked sweet potatoes are topped with brown sugar and cinnamon for an instant dessert.
  • Homemade Cinnamon Rolls - What more do I need to say?
  • Mini Chocolate Cinnamon Croissants - Use store-bought puff pastry for these sweet treats.
  • Caramel Snickerdoodles - A classic cookie studded with caramel chips for an extra sweet boost to your spell.

A few more for fun

There are always a few things that I think would be perfect but don't quite seem to fit in anywhere else. Here we're talking oats, blackberries, and rosemary. All of these would be perfect recipes to celebrate Lammas.

  • Rosemary Potato Rolls - Rosemary is known as the herb of fond remembrance.
  • - Make your own blackberry jam if you're feeling cottagy.
  • Lemon Risotto - This delicious rice dish is made with fresh rosemary.
  • - Like risotto but with hearty barlotti beans and fresh rosemary.
  • - The fresh rosemary is the best part of this dish.
  • - A simple rustic dish with fresh rosemary and lemon.
  • Italian Roasted Potatoes - These are tossed in cornmeal and cooked with fresh rosemary, so we've got three correspondences of the season in one recipe.
  • Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies - Possibly my favorite way to eat whole grains.
  • Cinnamon Whole Wheat Pancakes with with Blackberry Brown Butter Syrup - Blackberries are also big this season. And we've come right back to wheat and cinnamon as well.
  • Chocolate Porridge - A simple but indulgent breakfast.
  • White Chocolate Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies - The cranberries evoke the color of the sun.
  • Nutella No-Bake Cookies - A delicious and indulgent treat you can make without even turning on your oven.
  • Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Pancakes - This recipe makes enough for one very hungry witch.
  • Homemade Oat Cakes - Very Scottish and much better than store-bought.

With all that, I'm sure you've found a few recipes to celebrate Lammas or Lughnasadh in spectacular fashion. If you make one of these recipes, I’d love to see it. Share your photos onInstagram, and hashtag them #awesomeon20.

And be sure to check myKitchen Magickpage for specific correspondences of various ingredients.

Joyous Lammas or Lughnasadh, my friends. May you find abundance in every aspect of your life.

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