Hellow my fellow Bookworms and Page Turners,
Today I thought we would look at something a little different.
Over the past year and a bit of being stuck in my house I have developed my baking skills and have often found myself baking bread, cakes and of course biscuits!
When it comes to bread I tend to try to bake things a little out of the ordinary such as Pannis Quadratis, which is a bread that was eaten in Ancient Pompei. Unfortunatley my first attempt of this came out like something that was around during those times but undeterred I tried again and I think ive just about got it down now!
But this excess baking caused a considerable amount of excess weight, so that means its time to go on a diet, and what better way to diet then to make your own Lembas Bread. Afterall “one small bite is enough to fill a grown man”
So after a fair bit of research, and a considerable amount of trial and error and a tiny bit of praying. This is the best recepie I came across.
4-5 tbsp honey/Golden Syrup
90g. chopped almonds or macadamia nuts (fruits of the Mallorn tree)
20g. melted butter
270g. flour (barley flour of you want to be really accurate)
½ tsp. salt
Put the Eggs, Butter(Room Temperature), Honey/Golden Syrup, and Nuts in a food processor or blender.
Blend on high for 2-4 minutes.
Add 20g of the flour. Blend for a minute or two in order to get an initial bind going.
Empty the mixture into a bowl and a stir in the the remaining flour and the salt until thoroughly combined.
There are two methods in which you can cook your Lembas Bread.
1, Take a small amount of dough (about two tablespoons) at a time, form a flat disk and then cook in a large fryingpan or skillet until its brown on both sides. (similar to creating a tortilla)
2, Take a small amount of dough (about two tablespoons) at a time, form a flat disk and then cook in an oven at 180C (160C Fan) for about 10-15 minutes.
Dont forget to wrap them in a leaf and tie with a string!
If you do give this recepie a go please let me know how it went! and until next time! read more books!