It’s time to get some magical baked goods happening!
It’s winter time, and sometimes during the cold, we can use a dose of warm banana bread with a little comfort spell on the side. If you’re longing for some calm, or a warm embrace that only freshly baked bread can bring, try this recipe and spell duo!
VEGAN BANANA AND WALNUT LOAF
25g ground almonds
4 large dates
4 ripe bananas
200g self-raising flour
1 tsp baking powder
75g brown sugar
50g coconut oil
3 tbsp soy milk
- Pre-heat oven to 180C. Spray a 1 pound loaf tin with coconut oil, then line with baking paper.
- Mash the bananas until large lumps are removed. Finely chop dates. Warm the coconut oil so that it softens, then mix together in a bowl with the banana.
- In a large bowl, mix the almonds, dates, flour, baking powder and sugar. Add the banana/oil mixture, followed by the soy milk, then fold in the walnuts.
- Scrape into the tin, and bake for 50-60 minutes, checking that the loaf is not too dark on top. When a skewer poked into the loaf comes out clean, remove from the oven and allow to cool for 15 minutes before serving or storing.
This spell is best performed while your loaf is fresh and warm, ideally on a quiet afternoon while home alone, in your comfiest clothes! It is best performed in the kitchen.
You will need:
Scented candle (preferably vanilla/coconut-based)
Mangano calcite stone
Your favourite tea towel
Your favourite silver spoon
Facing your body towards your counter top, place your banana and walnut loaf on a ceramic plate in front of you, and your scented candle behind. Brew your herbal tea, and place it in front of the plate. (Looking at the counter top, you should have your tea closest, then the plate, and the candle furthest away.)
Gently drape the tea towel over the plate, placing the mangano calcite on top in the middle. Light the candle (it is important not to do this until you have placed the tea towel!). Taking your tea spoon, place it in your herbal tea with your right hand. Place your left hand gently over the stone/loaf.
Stirring your herbal tea slowly and in a clock-wise direction, repeat the following:
Comfort of the spirit, and comfort of the soul
Bring to me the breath of warmth and help me to feel whole
Food and herbs of Earth, and calcite of repose
Embracing solace through this meal is what my body knows
Sit quietly and enjoy your nutritious and relaxing meal! Place the tea towel on your lap and keep the calcite on your person. Make sure you leave the candle burning!