Lembas Bread

Elvish Bread. One small bite is enough to fill a grown man!

Minutes to Prepare: 15
Minutes to Cook: 15
Number of Servings: 10 – 12


  •  2 1/2 cups of flour
  • 1 tablespoon of baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 8 tablespoons of cold butter (1 stick)
  • 1/3 cup of brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon maple syrup/honey
  • 2/3 cup of milk/heavy cream (or more, if necessary)
  • 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla


1) Preheat oven to 220 degrees Celcius (425 degrees Fahrenheit).2) Mix the flour, baking powder and salt into a large bowl.

3) Add the butter and mix with a fork or a pastry cutter until the mixture resembles fine granules.

4) Add the sugar and cinnamon, and mix them thoroughly into the mixture.

5) Add the milk/cream and vanilla and stir them in with a fork until a nice, thick dough forms.

6) Roll the dough out about 1/2 in thickness.

7) Cut out 3-inch squares and transfer the dough to a cookie sheet.

8) Criss-cross (DO NOT cut all the way) each square from corner-to-corner with a knife.

9) Bake for about 12 minutes or more (depending on the thickness of the bread) until it is set and lightly golden.

via SparkPeople user PESCETARIAN.

{There are a variety of ways I have seen these displayed, and I really have to say I adore the little wrapped ones.}
{I suspect you can use corn husks, plantain/banana, bamboo, fig, grape, and even lotus leaf to wrap them.}
  {Twine and other strings along the hemp or other coarse materials may work well, something in the medium thickness range would probably be best.}
{Cleaning the leaves beforehand might be a good idea.}


  1. Sounds like vanilla-cinnamon shortbread…
    …LOTR style!

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