Another LOTR style bake – lembas!

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This Lord of the Rings  style bake started as a bit of a joke, but everyone loved them!

For those who don’t know much about LOTR (if those people exist at all) lembas was a bread made by the elves and it helped keep Frodo going on his journey.

Unfortunately, I dont have the special elf corn to make the real stuff – this is just some really scrummy chocolate chip shortbread!

Ingredients:

100 g of chocolate chips (optional)

125 g of butter

55 g of caster sugar

180 g of plain flour

Method:

Step One: Preheat the oven to 190 degrees or gas mark 5

Step Two: Beat the butter and sugar together until smooth

Step Three: Sift and stir in the flour, then add the chocolate chips if using. It should be smooth but firm enough to roll out onto a work surface. It should be about 1 cm thick

Step Four: Cut into shapes – I went for squares as it was easier to wrap them in the leaves. Circles and fingers work just as well

Step Five: Cool in the fridge for half an hour. This helps them to hold their shape

Step Six: Bake! About 15 – 20 minutes, they should be a nice golden colour. Then cool on a wire rack

Done! I made the leaves from green paper and cut out leave shapes and drew on a few details. An added touch would be to tie them up with string. Enjoy! 🙂

Sugar Cookies, Tolkien Style

Yep, I think these are amazing.

I love good old Tolkien. I’m sure i saw this on Pinterest once and thought they could be easily made with the family sugar cookie recipe! They went down very well, although I was told by my partner that he imagined the door a darker shade of green…no complaints on the taste however!

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If you are not that much of a fan of the books/films, this is still a pretty yummy sugar cookie recipe and you can use any cookie cutter and decorate however you want!

Ingredients:

  • 100g unsalted butter, softened
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 275g plain flour
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Step by step:

Step One: Preheat the oven to the 190 degrees. Line a baking tray with grease proof paper

Step Two: Cream the butter and sugar together. It should be light and fluffy!

Step Three: Beat in the vanilla and egg, little by little until all combined

Step Four: Stir in flour until its looking like a dough

Step Five: Roll the dough out onto a slightly floured surface. It should be about 1 cm thick. Using any biscuit cutters you fancy cut out your shapes! 

Step Six: Bake for about 8 – 10 minutes. Let them harden a little before you finally cool them on a wire rack

Step Seven: Decorate however you fancy!