🍞 Thyme Focaccia, a simple spell to attract good health. 🍞 Perfect for Lughnasadh / Lammas 🍞
7g fast action yeast or 15g fresh yeast
200mL warm water (37°C/100°F)
350g strong white bread flour
4tbsp olive oil
1tsp grounded salt
1tsp grounded pepper
A good handful of fresh thyme (the more the better honestly)
In a bowl, mix the yeast with sugar and warm water until frothy. Let it rest, if the foam is growing, your yeast is activated.
In a big bowl, mix flour, salt, pepper and thyme together. Make a small hole and add the olive oil and the mix of yeast and water.
Knead everything for at least 10 minutes (if you're doing it by had) or 5 minutes if you are using a robot.
Form a big ball and rub a bit of oil around it. Put in a clean bowl, recover with cling film and let it rise until doubled in size (about 1 hour - 1h30) in a warm place protected from the wind (it will not rise)
Flatten the dough into a baking sheet, cover again and let it rise again for 1 hour.
Pre heat the oven 220°C / 425°F.
Lightly press the top of the dough with your fingers to make little dimples, drizzle with a bit of olive oil. Cook for about 15 minutes, until the top is a lovely golden colour.
Lughnasadh or Lammas is known as the feast of bread, this recipe would be perfect for your celebrations!
In this recipe thyme is used to attract good health. The plant was burned by the Greeks to purify temples. It is also carried and smelled to give courage and energy. Salt and Pepper are for protection.
Don't forget to prepare yourself and your kitchen when you are doing this spell. Before preforming kitchen witchery I always meditate on my intention, take a cleansing shower. I also prepare my kitchen: I clean it and cleanse it. I also love listening to music when I am cooking. I take the time to really feel the energy of the ingredients I am cooking with. If you are working with deities, a simple prayer and a offering can help! If you don't prepare yourself and your space you are just cooking, there is nothing magical in it.
Seeing the bread rising is kind of magical in itself, it reconnect with an ancestral tradition. To me the fact of rising enhance the properties of the other ingredients.
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