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Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Beltane Custard and Flower Recipes

Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Custards are a traditional recipe for Beltane since they include eggs and milk. These are traditional symbols of fertility and also traditional gifts to the faery folk. So Happy Cooking!

Marigold Custard

  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 cup unsprayed marigold petals
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 3 tbsp. sugar
  • 1 to 2-inch piece vanilla bean
  • 3 egg yolks, slightly beaten
  • 1/8 tsp. allspice
  • 1/8 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp. rose water
  • whipped cream
Using a clean mortar and pestle reserved for cooking purposes, pound marigold petals. Or, crush with a spoon. Mix the salt, sugar and spices together. Scald milk with the marigolds and the vanilla bean. Remove the vanilla bean and add the slightly beaten yolks and dry ingredients. Cook on low heat. When the mixture coats a spoon, add rose water and cool.

Top with whipped cream, garnish with fresh marigold petals. adapted from Scott Cunningham's Guide to the Solitary Practitioner

Chocolate Custard Pudding Recipe


  • 2 cups milk
  • ½ cup chocolate, grated
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 4 eggs
1. Melt the chocolate with a little hot water.
2. Add the milk, mix well, put on fire and bring to a boil.
3. Mix eggs and sugar together.
4. Add the chocolate and milk and mix well.
5. Fill a pudding dish with the custard mixture.
6. Set pudding dish in a baking pan partially filled with water.
7. Bake in moderate oven for about 30 to 35 minutes. courtesy of recipes.lovetoknow.com

Blessed Be!

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