Lembas, or waybread, is known in the Lord of the Rings universe for “keeping a traveler on his feet for a day of long labour.” We’re not entirely sure if this bread will keep you going for a whole day, but the recipe’s guaranteed to sustain you for at least one three-hour epic.
Nerdy baking is a scrumptious way of adding some authenticity to your hobbit-themed marathon. If you want to be even more elf-like, wrap up your creations with mallorn leaves, and put on some festive music.
With a light, golden exterior, and a warm, white center, these sweet treats are perfect for any late night movie-fest, and are definitely a step up from your average bread. Get the Fellowship together and prepare your taste buds for the most satisfying creation that the elves have to offer.
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
2 ½ cups flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 pinch salt
¼ cup butter
¼ cup plain Greek yogurt
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 teaspoons honey
¾ cup full fat coconut milk
½ teaspoon vanilla
1. Preheat oven to 425ºF and mix flour, baking powder, and salt in a large mixing bowl.
2. Stir in Greek yogurt and butter, working out any lumps until mixture looks like fine grains.
3. Stir in cinnamon and brown sugar.
4. Add coconut milk, vanilla, and honey. Mix together with hands until thick dough is formed.
5. With a rolling pin, roll dough into a large square about ¼ to ½ inches thick.
6. Cut out three inch squares and form an X in the dough with a knife on the top. Make sure you don’t cut all the way through the dough when making the X.
7. Bake for 12-15 minutes until golden and cooked through. Wrap with a mallorn leaf and twine for easy transportation on your long journey.
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