Hobbits really are amazing creatures. You can learn all there is to know about their ways in a month, and yet after a hundred years they can still surprise you.
Lembas Bread (Lord of the Rings “authentic” Elvish bread)
2 ½ cups of flour
1 tablespoon of baking powder
¼ teaspoon of salt
½ cup of butter
1/3 cup of brown sugar
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
½ teaspoon honey
2/3 cup of heavy whipping cream
½ teaspoon of vanilla
Preheat oven to 425F. Mix the flour, baking powder and salt into a large bowl. Add the butter and mix with a well till fine granules (easiest way is with an electric mixer). Then add the sugar and cinnamon, and mix them thoroughly.
Finally add the cream, honey, and vanilla and stir them in with a fork until a nice, thick dough forms.
Roll the dough out about 1/2 in thickness. Cut out 3-inch squares and transfer the dough to a cookie sheet.Criss-cross each square from corner-to-corner with a knife, lightly (not cutting through the dough).
Bake for about 12 minutes or more (depending on the thickness of the bread) until it is set and lightly golden.
***Let cool completely before eating, this bread tastes better room temperature and dry. Also for more flavor you can add more cinnamon or other spices***
as someone who has baked these A LOT
They are REALLY GOOD
and I am reblogging this because I KEEP LOSING MY RECIPE
The Hobbit: an entirely expected rage button
(inspired by this post)
so you know how people are like “but why didn’t the eagles drop Gandalf and company closer to the Lonely Mountain”
well they actually explain this in the book—when Gwaihir the Lord of the Eagles dumps them all off he’s like “yeah sorry bro we’d take you closer but we don’t like to fly near villages full of people because they suck and they’d shoot us with their arrows cause they’d think we were there to steal and eat their sheep and okay normally they’d be totally right cause sheep are totally delish but yeah this is as far as we go. Also we don’t give a shit about dwarves anyway and I only did this as a personal favor for Gandalf cause he and I are true homies so whatever Im not actually sorry”
I think that’s pretty close to the original text, anyway
That’s pretty much word-for-word.
shout out to thorin oakenshield for getting lost in the shire not once, but twice
too majestic to ask for directions
Even the ring wraiths asked for directions.
Thorin Oakenshield | favorite quote [so far]
I fucking loved this guy.
He’s me in 30 years.
Did anything happen after this? I don’t remember
Master Elrond is 100% done