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Soul cakes

Soul cakes


Mildly sweet, slightly spicy, easy to bake butter cookies. These are topped with currants in the shape of a cross. Soul cakes are traditionally made on Halloween (two days before All Soul's Day). This recipe is adapted from

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Serves 10 serving

  • Unsalted butter175 grams

  • Granulated Sugar160 grams

  • Egg yolk3 numbers

  • All purpose flour450 grams

  • Mixed Spice1 tsp

  • Dried cranberry/Currant100 grams

  • Milk1/3 - 1/2  cup


  • 01

    Pre-heat oven to 375F.

  • 02

    Make sure that butter is in room temperature. Cut butter into cubes so that it would be easy to beat it. Using electric/stand mixer, beat butter in large bowl until fluffy.

  • 03

    Powder sugar and beat until blended.

  • 04

    Beat in egg yolks.

  • 05

    Sift the flour into another bowl with the mixed spice and then add them part by part to the above mixture. Mix well after each addition.

  • 06

    Add enough milk to make it a soft dough.

  • 07

    Roll the dough out and cut out little cakes with a biscuit cutter. Set them on baking sheet. You can space them closely, they do not spread.

  • 08

    Mark each cake with a cross and decorate dried cranberry / currant on the cross.

  • 09

    Bake it for 10 to 15 minutes or until golden brown.

  • 10

    Cool on a wire rack and the store in an airtight tin for up to 5 days.



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