Lembas Bread 11-Sep-2013

elvish bread


  • 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.

(the recipe makes about 10-12 pieces of lembas)

Source: http://recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detail.asp?recipe=267358