Lord of the Rings’ Elven Lembas Bread & Milestones [RECIPE]
Good Morning Everyone!
How are you today? Are you having a lovely weekend? I’ve missed gushing to you all about the crazy antics of life. Well, I’m back! And I’ve got another story for you. Obviously by now you can tell that I’m a huge geek. Yes, I’m a gamer…. and a fan of anime… and I squeal at all things Hello Kitty. But today I want to gush to you about Lord of the Rings. The Noob Chef Junior finally took an interest in watching Lord of the Rings. Admittedly, I did a happy dance inside (okay on the outside too) when she said, “Mom, when can we watch Lord of the Rings?”. But I didn’t know how much fun it would be to watch it with her!
You see, for a nerdy family like ours, one simply doesn’t watch Lord of the Rings. Oh no. There is this giant build-up, akin to the 12 days of Christmas, where we begin to get into the “Middle Earth” spirit. It starts by us making LOTR references in every day speech. For example: I was feeling particularly hangry a few days ago and said, “honey, (referring to Mr. Noob Chef), I love you… but I’m about to go all Gollum “my precioussss” on this plate of food”. He got the jist and happily got his own plate.
Yes, all week long we began planning to make it a movie premiere for the little one. After all, this was like her christening into nerdiness. Some people do Star Wars, we do Lord of the Rings. So I began decorating the house a bit…..
And then the questions came with full excitement: What is Moria? Why is there a creepy eyeball on Mordor? All of which I said, “you’ll have to see!” and she burst into giggles. The excitement grew in the house and finally…. finally!…. we put in the Fellowship DVD. As if quoting the Bible, Mr. Noob Chef and I whispered back and forth the introduction lines to each other about the rings… the race of men… and the one ring to rule them all! (I’m such a nerd 🙂 ). Kiddo absolutely loved it and it went something like this:
Kiddo: So… Sauron… the evil dude…. had a ring that could rule everything?
Kiddo: But not really because he got blown up when his finger got chopped off.
Mr. Noob Chef: Yeah, that was a big flaw in his plan.
(We all busted out laughing).
It’s amazing to watch a movie with your child because they see things in a way you never would. For example, I was totally tuned into the lines of the movie. What they were saying. Meanwhile, my little one was gushing about Galadriel’s gown… and wishing she had one too. 🙂
And now, let’s look at today’s Lord of the Rings recipe!
In the movie, Frodo and Sam take with them elven bread wrapped in leaves. Eventually this gets tossed over the cliff by Gollum, but…. this bread is their staple food on their journey to the Lonely Mountain. This recipe actually creates a delicious butter-cinnamon cookie! While dense, it is simply delicious! To get the full effect of wrapping in leaves, we took green construction paper and drew leaves all over one side. Then we wrapped up the cookie with some string… and voila! We were ready to eat! I hope you all enjoy this recipe as much as we do! Have a wonderful weekend everyone and as always, keep on cooking! ❤
Elven Lembas Bread
- 2 1/2 cups bread flour (or all-purpose is fine too)
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon honey
- 2/3 cup heavy whipping cream
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees (F).
- Mix together the flour, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl.
- Add in the butter and mix well with an electric mixer until it’s fine crumbles.
- Add the sugar and cinnamon and mix through.
- Lastly, add the cream, honey, and vanilla and mix until a nice, thick dough forms.
- Roll out the dough and cut into 1/2 inch thickness. Cut with a biscuit cutter (or drinking glass) into rounds and place on a greased cookie sheet.
- Bake for 12 minutes or until golden.
- Let cool and wrap up in construction paper… or eat right away! Enjoy! 🙂