Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Lembas Recipe

Today I tried my hand at making Lembas... you know, Elven Waybread. One cake can sustain a man for a full day's march!

I searched for Recipes online and I found that it varies so instead of following one, I decided to make my own.


Flour (I kept adding flour when it gets too sticky and just added more ingredients accordingly...)

Baking Powder (1 tsp. is to 1 cup of flour)

lemon extract (I added about 1 teaspoon.. just enough to give it a slight hint)

Honey (I don't know how much I poured in there, maybe about 5 Tbsp. per 1 1/2 cups flour don't put too much though as you don't want it to attract ants! remember that it needs to stay fresh for months!)

Butter (maybe less than a stick? just enough to bring all the ingredients together)

a pinch of salt

Water to bring ingredients together

  1. preheat oven to 220 celsius
  2. Mix flour, baking powder and salt
  3. chop butter in and knead.. Add water to bring eveything together. if it's all sticky just add a bit of flour
  4. add lemon extract and honey
  5. continue mixing ingredients together by kneading until its all homogenous.. keep adding flour when it gets all gooey and sticky
  6. When the dough is perfect (the dough should feel dry and not at all sticky despite the fact that its all stuck together)
  7. Separate into rectangular portions and lay on baking sheets. With a knife, draw an X on each piece
  8. bake for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown
  9. Cool and wrap in Mallorn leaves
Mallorn leaves I made using colored paper. I drew the veins using a green sharpie and shaded a bit with green crayon.
The result?

Buttery goodness with a hint of lemon and honey! yum!