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TV Dinners: Lord of the Rings - Lembas Bread

According to my gal geeksugar, tomorrow is Hobbit Day. When I think of Hobbits — the heroes from "Lord of the Rings" — I think about folks with insatiable appetites, the kind of folks who need eleven meals a day in order to survive. Or, the kind of folks who could eat several pieces of elvish waybread — something a normal man only needs one bite of — in one sitting.

If all of this Hobbit talk has gotten too geeky for you, let me translate by saying: Elvish waybread is something that Tolkien made up, but according to his hints, it is a thin honey bread that is darker on the outside than on the inside — sort of like a honeyed griddle cake with a hint of citrus.

Now you might not care for hobbits or elves, but citrus honey griddle cake?? How could you not love it? You know you need the recipe!

And if you do care for hobbits, someone has spliced together different movie clips and created an ad for Lembas bread.

To check out the ad, and the enchanting recipe for Lembas bread,

Recipe after the video.

Lembas Bread
From Robin C. Poe via The One Ring
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3 eggs
1 cup honey (preferably wild honey)
1 tablespoon grated orange peel or three kumquats or one large finger from a budda hand fruit
2 teaspoons orange flower water (optional)
3 oz blanched almonds
1/4 cup melted butter
2 1/4 cups semolina flour
1/2 teaspoon salt

  1. Place eggs, honey, orange peel or other fruit, orange flower water, and almonds in blender.
  2. Blend on high for 3 minutes.
  3. Add 1 cup of the flour. Blend for 1 minute.
  4. Scrape into a bowl and add remaining flour and salt.
  5. Whisk or stir until well blended.
  6. Bake lembas on a pizzelle or krumkake iron 15 seconds each or until lightly brown. You may substitute a waffle iron but add a teaspoon of baking powder. The texture will not be quite accurate in a waffle iron.

Note: You can also try the batter directly on a griddle.

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Dhampir Dhampir 9 years
Sounds like hardtack to me the kind that you get in the Army
bugbiteme bugbiteme 10 years
I'm going to try to make this on a skillet during my annual LOTR movie fest.
chancleta chancleta 10 years
wow that sounds delicious what a cute idea thanks yum!
lexichloe lexichloe 10 years
:) I love Lord of the Rings, and this bread sounds good, maybe I'll be a hobbit for a day!
colormesticky colormesticky 10 years
beingtazim beingtazim 10 years
Yum that was so geeky! :D i love it, great video
LaLaLaurie06 LaLaLaurie06 10 years
my dorkdom has been satisfied for LIFE.
lisabunny lisabunny 10 years
This would be something fun to make with kids.
Chaoticfury Chaoticfury 10 years
Yay! Lembas bread. My brothers would flip over this. I gotta try it. Thanks.
ALSW ALSW 10 years
Well, I do love Lord of the Rings. And that bread looks kinda good! Might be worth a try.
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