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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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