Yule, Midwinter, Winter Solstice are all names for the celebrations that occur on or around December 21st. This is the date of the longest stretch of darkness in a 24 hour period. Candlelight and fires beckon the return of the Sun. Friends and family gather around the hearth to enjoy the warmth of food, drink and company, exchange gifts and give thanks for the young God born this night to the Mother Goddess. Days will begin to lengthen as hope rises for all the promise of the New Year.
Mulled Cider and Wine
Baked Brie with cranberry relish on crackers
Standing Rib Roast
Chickpea and Farro Stew
Roasted Carrots and Potatoes
Warm apple sauce
Steamed Pudding with Hard sauce
3 large eggs
1 cup milk
1 cup all purpose flour
pinch of salt
olive, safflower or sunflower oil or beef fat drippings
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Add a teaspoon of oil to each cup of a muffin tin. Beat eggs until well blended. Add flour and whisk until smooth. Gradually add milk stirring to maintain smooth batter. Place muffin tin in preheated oven for approximately 5 minutes or until the oil is very hot. Pour batter into a large measuring cup or similar container with a spout. Carefully remove the muffin tin from the oven. Working quickly pour an equal amount of the batter into each muffin cup. The oil should sizzle around the edges of the batter. Quickly return the muffin tin to the oven to bake for 20 - 25 minutes or until golden brown. Serve immediately.