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!
100 g of chocolate chips (optional)
125 g of butter
55 g of caster sugar
180 g of plain flour
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! 🙂