Gave these a quick go last night! Dipped in chocolate and decorated 🙂 The hard part was getting the sticks in without breaking the biscuits!
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! 🙂
This is most definitely a new fave!
120 g of biscuits, digestives work the best
75 g of butter
675 g of cream cheese
1 397 g tin of condensed sweetened milk
200 g of chocolate chips
2 teaspoons of vanilla essence
1 teaspoon of plain flour
Step One: Preheat oven to 150 degrees or gas mark 2. Crush the digestive biscuits and mix with melted butter. Press to the bottom of a spring form tin. Put in the fridge to set.
Step Two: Beat the cream cheese until it is soft and smooth to use. Slowly add the condensed milk until combined. Then add the eggs and vanilla essence.
Step Three: Coat the chocolate chips with flour, this helps them be evenly distributed so they don’t all sink to the bottom! Mix 2/3 into the mixture and add mixture on top of the biscuit base. Sprinkle the rest of the chocolate chips on top.
Step Four: Bake in the oven for one hour. When finished turn oven off and open door slightly. Leave to cool like this for one to two hours before moving to the fridge. This stops cracks from appearing.