My recent attempt at creating a magical recipe for Lammas was not a success.
Lammas, the pagan festival for the start of the harvest celebrated on August 1, this year occurs at around the time of the new moon. So, I thought it would be a wonderful idea to bake some blackberry biscuits - round like the shape of the moon, but dark purple like the moonless midnight sky and made with the blackberries that have just ripened in my garden.
I couldn't find a specific recipe for blackberry biscuits, but I did find an American recipe for raspberry cookies, which I tried to adapt, converting cups to ounces for measurement and substituting squished blackberries for pureed raspberries.
Only something went wrong - and what should have been crisp, round biscuits merged into a sort of big, flat, blackberry pancake! I think I've worked out my mistake - I dolloped too much mixture on the baking sheet for each biccie, didn't space them out enough and then didn't leave them in the oven for quite enough time.
Oh well, they tasted nice even if they were more purple splodges than biscuits.
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