Suilaid, Im gelir ceni ad lín!
I really like Lord of the Rings. alot. I grew up reading the books and then watching the movies.
It is something I shall never grow out of. I still want to live in Rivendell...
If you are a fan you might recall the Lembas bread!
Well here is my own version of it.
I found the recipe online about 3 years ago. (can't remember where..sorry!)
I modified it and added a few touches of my own. So the recipe below is the result.
1 cup of Butter (or vegan butter)
1 1/2 cups White Flour
1/2 cup Oat Flour (or rice flour)
1/2 cup Honey
1/4 tsp Vanilla
3 teaspoons brown sugar
1 teaspoon finely ground almonds
dash of ground cloves
dash of nutmeg (more or less to taste)
dash of Cinnamon
I pre-heated the oven to 350.
Mix together the flours and ground almonds in a bowl. Set a side.
Cream the butter with the Honey and Vanilla in a mixer or another bowl.
Now add the flour mixture (slowly!) into the sticky honey mixture.
You want the dough to look like a scone mix. (or muffins) So it isn't too sticky, but not too hard.
Add more flour if you need to.
Take the dough and place onto a floured surface. Smush out into a round shape, that isn't too tall. Like just shy of an inch. ok, once you have that nice round shape cut the dough into slices.
You are left with slices of Lembas that needs to be placed onto a cookie sheet.
Bake for about 15 min. So they are that perfect golden brown color.
Once removed from the oven spread a bit of melted honey on the top. yummy!
The taste and texture is like that of a british shortbread.
I think Tolkien would approve.
*I doubled mine for the party, but the above recipe will make one batch.
If you want to get creative you can wrap them in large elvish leaves. I also served it with homemade blueberry/peach jam.
If you give the recipe a try let me know. :)