Happy Halloween from Lotus Laura!

Happy Halloween! This is one of my favorite holidays! My mom would always laugh about how when I was a little girl, I woke up on the morning of Halloween and shouted, “I can’t believe it! It must be a dream! It’s Halloween!” I used to drag my dad to Party City every year andContinue reading “Happy Halloween from Lotus Laura!”

Halloween Recipe ~ Soul Cakes

Soul cakes are rich cookies that have been used traditionally by the British and Irish during the Middle Ages on Halloween. As children and the poor would go door-to-door in hopes of money or blessings, many homes would give out soul cakes. This is where the origin of trick-or-treating came from. Soul cakes have evenContinue reading “Halloween Recipe ~ Soul Cakes”

Halloween Recipe: Irish Griddle Cakes

Happy Halloween to everyone! The Irish have a tradition of making griddle cakes on the mornings of Samhain and All Soul’s Day. These special pancakes are super thick and fluffy. They are fairly easy to make and only require a few amount of ingredients. Ingredients: 2 cups flour 3/4 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp saltContinue reading “Halloween Recipe: Irish Griddle Cakes”

Halloween Recipe: Soul Cakes

Soul Cakes are small round cakes (more like cookies) that were traditionally used in medieval England on Halloween. The poor would go door-to-door that night and seek food, money, or prayers from the wealthy, and in return the poor would offer their own prayers. Often, people would hand out soul cakes to the poor. SoulContinue reading “Halloween Recipe: Soul Cakes”