Thursday, November 29, 2012

Lembas Bread

Well, when I first saw the recipe for Lembas bread on Pinterest I was super excited. Though, can't say I was  super impressed with the results, but it was a nice little treat. Though I'm pretty sure this wasn't what they ate in the movie.. mine looks WAY different.. haha
Still a nice treat..
so here ya go!

Lembas Bread
One small bite is enough to fill the stomach of a grown man.

 This was mine ;)
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 425 degrees F
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)

nutrition information is using honey,
 milk, and 10 pieces of lembas

Number of Servings: 10

 As you can see, I made a mess on myself...Not a good day to wear a black piece of clothing.. ugh

Here is a little treat for you :)

Banoffee Pie

Banoffee Pie

Although I hardly ever like anything I made, this was pretty good. But everyone else was like raving about it. So had to share with you all!

You will need:
  • 3 bananas
  • 1 tin of sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 cups of whipping cream ( or two cups of cool whip, or as much as you want of either)
  • 1 package of graham crackers (or a ready made crust)
  • 1 stick of butter (not needed if using a ready made crust)
  • 1tsp vanilla
  • 1 small bar of chocolate (or kind sized if you like chocolate like me :)  )

First step can be done way ahead of time (at least hours but can be as much as months before.) remove the label on the condensed milk and submerge the unopened can in a pot of water. Cover and boil for 2.5 hours. Warning!!! Be sure to keep the pan covered by water at all times!!!
After requisite time has passed, take pot off the stove and allow the can to cool. In case you are wondering, you just made magic, er, toffee!
So you are ready with your toffee, it is time to do the rest
I used a  readymade crust) which is easier!

To make whipped cream (or buy cool whip)
Whip cold cream and vanilla on high until whipped
Set it aside

Now it is time to bring it all together. Cut up bananas into slices and lay into your crust. It doesn’t matter how you arrange them really, just go wild.

Open toffee can, mix with knife until smooth, pour on bananas.

Spread the whipped cream over the whole mess
Grate the chocolate on top, optional

I topped it off with the last two blocks of chocolate from the bar :)

  Put it in the fridge for at least 2 hours to set.

And there you go! BANOFFEE PIE!