Merry Mabon Sabbat Recipe

The Magick of Mabon: A Simple Recipe for a Sabbat Celebration

Mabon is here once again signifying the change of season from summer to autumn. The Sabbat Mabon is about preserving beauty and appreciating the abundance we have received before it fades away. Having a home feast with family, friends or even just 1 or 2 people is a great way to mark this Sabbat and celebrate. In this article you can find some ideas on how to create the perfect feast for this years Mabon, how you can make it more in tune with the change of season and what to focus on during your magickal workings and invocations.

THE POWER OF CREATIVITY

Looking for ways to get in touch with the new rhythms of the change in season? The solution is right here – crafting, cooking and decorating! The simple act of doing one or all of these activities is how our ancestors used to express their joy and thankfulness, so why not try it too!

NOTE: Celebrating Mabon does not have to be expensive, you can simply use what falls on the ground in nature like leaves, twigs, stones, etc. and all things that go to seeds.

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Mabon is a time to really connect with your food! So if you haven’t considered this before maybe you want to try it now … dine in your magick circle making sure your circle includes the table you wish to dine at. Take this opportunity to use the table as your altar and let your creative juices flow as you decorate in theme with the season of Mabon. This is great for small, more intimate groups!

TIP: Make sure you include the kitchen and bathroom areas in your magickal circle.

For larger groups it might be a better idea to perform your Mabon ritual first and then break off to feast. Remember to invite the deities you invoke to attend the feast too! Making sure you put to one side a plate of food and a bowl of libations. Festivity is key! Your post-ritual feast should be very positive so an idea would be to focus on what you all like about one another, what you’re thankful for, what good things have happened to you and others etc. Your Mabon celebration is a feast of gratitude so blessings should definitely be a part of your feast, blessing the food before you dive in and enjoy 🙂

MOREISH MABON RECIPES

Those who have been celebrating Mabon for a long time know very well that bread is the quintessential harvest food! It is found in pretty much every culture and civilization worldwide which makes for a wonderful variety of all different kinds of bread forms, textures, shapes and tastes. Making bread in itself is an art form!

NOTE: When making your bread remember to infuse your energy of thankfulness, love, appreciation and anything else you want to put into it. If your adding herbs make sure you magickally charge them before adding them to your recipe.

Happy Harvest Mabon Bread:

What you need:

  • All purpose flour – 3 heaped cups
  • Distilled warm water – 3/4 cup
  • Stick of softened butter – 1 stick
  • Lard – 1 tbsp
  • Milk – 1/2 cup
  • Active dry yeast – 1 packet
  • Salt – 1tsp
  • Sugar – 1.5 tbsp
  • A large mixing bowl
  • Large chopping board
  • Medium bowl
  • Bread pan
  • Tea towel
  • Sharp knife
  • Cooling rack

The Method:

STEP 1: Pre-heat your oven to 375 F or 190.5 C

STEP 2: Into your large bowl add the warm water then slowly add and stir in the dry yeast until it has dissolved.

STEP 3: Add the sugar, salt, lard and milk to the large bowl and stir very well till it is all mixed thoroughly.

STEP 4: Add the first 2 cups of all purpose flour (if you need more add one table spoon at a time) until you have a nice firm, not too sticky dough.

NOTE: You do not need to use all the flour in this recipe or you may require more, use your judgement as amounts vary depending on may factors!

STEP 5: Place the dough onto your floured chopping board and begin to knead it until the dough is soft and smooth (not sticky).

STEP 6: Use the softened butter to butter the bread pan and place the dough in the bowl, turning the dough over to make sure it is covered equally everywhere.

STEP 7: Cover the bowl with a tea towel and let it rise in a warm spot for 1 hour

STEP 8: Punch down your dough and place on your freshly floured chopping board to knead for a second time.

STEP 9: Form the dough into a loaf shape a put it into your buttered bread pan, cover with your tea towel and let it rise for another 30 mins.

STEP 10: Using your sharp knife cutt three slashes across the top of your bread dough then put it in the oven to bake for approximately 45 minutes (or until it is golden brown).

STEP 11: Turn the bread out of the pan and let it cool on the cooling rack before serving.

WHAT DELICIOUS MEAL CAN YOU MAKE WITH YOUR FRESHLY BAKED BREAD?

One of my all-time favorites is Italian Bruschetta! You get to use up the last of your yummy tomatoes from this years harvest (whether your own or store bought from an organic farm). You can also use this recipe as a garnish to meats, soups and stews. It is so easy and so delicious!

INTERESTING FACT: The more you pick tomatoes from their vine, the more they grow! what a plentiful, beautiful, delicious fruit/vegetable.

Bruschetta for Mabon:

What you need:

  • Diced fresh organic tomatoes – 1 cup
  • Organic olive oil – 1/2 cup
  • Organic fresh basil or dried 1 cup fresh or 2 tbsp dried
  • Garlic cloves – 4
  • Black pepper – to taste
  • Pink Himalayan sea salt – to taste
  • Parmesan – optional
  • Sharp knife
  • Baking dish

The Method:

STEP 1: Pre-heat your oven to 350 F or 177 C

STEP 2: Dice your tomatoes and add to your baking dish

STEP 3: Add the olive oil and basil and stir until all ingredients are mixed well and even.

STEP 4: Bake for 10 to 15 minutes.

STEP 5: Garnish with some black pepper (or some grated Parmesan cheese if you want)

STEP 6: Slice your freshly baked harvest bread and toast to your preference

STEP 7: Serve over your freshly toasted bread and enjoy!

MABON IN A NUTSHELL

Mabon is the September Sabbat named after the Welsh Deity, Mabon. Who is Mabon? He is the son of the Earth Mother Goddess, Modron. We have entered into another moment of equilibrium. Night and day are once again equal. The light and the dark, the masculine and feminine energies, inside and outside all in balance. Mabon celebrates the transition period. From now, as the Wheel of the Year turns we can from this moment on, see as the darkness slowly begins to defeat the light. It is time to give thanks to the waning Sun for the plentiful harvest that we have been blessed with. What better way to do this than a feast of the foods that were grown and harvested for us to sustain ourselves and our community. Whether you choose to feast in a large group or solo, it doesn’t matter. What matters is that you are thankful in your heart and soul and your focus is on making sure the things in your life are balanced. This will really help you as we make the transition into the dark, cold, winter months.

NOTE: The sap of trees returns back to their roots and you will notice the green of summer slowly fading away. The green is replaced by the fire colors of autumn: flaming reds, obscene oranges and glowing golds. Great colors to incorporate into your Mabon meal decor!

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