Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Lembas (Elvish) Bread

Stew may be a meal fit for a hobbit but when you're headed on a long journey, you can't exactly eat lavish every night. Lembas Bread or elvish bread as we usually refer to it, one small cake will fill you for "a full days march" Perfect for settling in for an adventure on screen! Top this with a little butter or honey and this makes for a delicious, filling treat! There are a few different recipes for this and this is the first one I've tried. I would eventually like to check them all out! Maybe for our next Lord of The Rings marathon or for the next Hobbit movie! But I would definitely make these again as well. I found this recipe Here after some quick searching. This one sounded easy and yummy and they were even better than I thought they would be.

Lembas (Elvish) Bread

2 1/2 cups Flour
1 tablespoon Baking Powder
1/4 teaspoon Salt
8 tablespoons Cold Butter (1 Stick)
1/3 cup Brown Sugar
1 teaspoon Cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon Honey or Maple Syrup
2/3 cup Heavy Cream or Milk
1/2 teaspoon Vanilla

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

In a large bowl mix flour, baking powder and salt
Add the butter

It's not mandatory to cut it up but I think it makes it easier.  Use a pastry cutter and mix it until it resembles fine granules.

I did it with a fork, but I will be purchasing a pastry cutter before I make this again, it would have been much easier.

Add the brown sugar and cinnamon

 Give it a good stir before adding the cream or milk, honey and vanilla.  Combine it all until a thick dough forms.

Roll the dough out to about 1/2 inch thickness. I made mine a little thicker, but traditionally they are thin cakes.  Cut into about 3 inch squares and transfer to baking sheet.

Bake for about 12 minutes, or until it is lightly golden.
Elvish Bread will for many many days as long as it is kept in the leaf wrappings.
This bread will be best kept in an airtight container though.



  1. Can this dough be stored overnight for baking in the morning? :o
    (No knowledge on how to store dough..)

    1. I have not tried it but I would assume it would store just fine in an airtight container, maybe wrapped in plastic wrap?
      Good luck and enjoy!