Recipe for Lembas bread

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  1. Darth_Mauled Jedi Master

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    Hey guys check this out-

    Lembas
    - submitted by Robin C. Poe
    What Tolkien says about Lembas
    -They contain honey
    -they are light-colored on the inside and light brown crust
    -they are thin and regular-shaped. This implies they were made on some kind of griddle iron. The closest modern equivalent is a Krumkake iron. I used a pizzelle iron

    Some other things we can guess.
    They contain the fruit and maybe the flower-water of the Mallorn tree. I substituted oranges, although kumquats or a hand of Buddha fruit might be better.
    They probably had some kind of finely ground light-colored nut in them. I used almonds.
    They contained some kind of nourishing flour. I used semolina flour, which is a more primitive flour, and also more nourishing.
    Galadriel probably used some kind of grinder to refine the ingredients. I used a blender.

    The recipe:
    3 eggs
    1 cup honey (preferably wild honey)
    1 tablespoon grated orange peel or three kumquats or one large finger of a hand of Buddha.
    2 teaspoons orange flower water (optional)
    3 oz blanched almonds
    1/4 cup melted butter
    2-1/4 cups semolina flour
    1/2 teaspoon salt

    Place eggs, honey, orange peel or other fruit, orange flower water, and almonds in blender. Blend on high for 3 minutes. Add 1 cup of the flour. Blend for 1 minute. Scrape into a bowl and add remaining flour and salt. Whisk or stir until well blended. Bake lembas on a pizzelle or krumkake iron 15 seconds each or until lightly brown. You may substitute a waffle iron but add a teaspoon of baking powder. The texture will not be quite accurate in a waffle iron.

  2. SaberKnights76 Jedi Knight

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    Mar 12, 2002
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    You already ate 4 of these haven't you???
  3. BRICKHARDMEAT Jedi Knight

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    Jan 12, 2003
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    I guess you wont have to eat again for a month,eh?
  4. Amidala Starkiller Force Ghost

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    Ok no one sit next to John at the next meetng :p
  5. Bullseye Jedi Knight

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    Lord of the Rings Fans scare me :(
  6. Darth_Mauled Jedi Master

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    So you scare yourself, Joe?
  7. Bullseye Jedi Knight

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    In more ways than you will ever know, John :p
  8. Amidala Starkiller Force Ghost

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    So are any of us going to be brave enough to try and make this?
  9. Bullseye Jedi Knight

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    Jan 22, 2003
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    Who gets to hunt for the leaves to wrap them up with?
  10. Amidala Starkiller Force Ghost

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    It sounds like it would be good

    But where do you get semolina flour?
  11. Bullseye Jedi Knight

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    I've never even heard of it
  12. Jedi_Kristen Jedi Master

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    I'd make them for the next DVD night but I have no idea what that flour is.
  13. Xanatos12 Jedi Knight

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    Jan 13, 2002
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    in the movie it just looked like some baked unlevened bread.
  14. BRICKHARDMEAT Jedi Knight

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    Jan 12, 2003
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    somebody please make some for the next meeting.
  15. Jedi_Kristen Jedi Master

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    How about we get communion crackers and put honey on them? No...?
  16. Flashbacca Jedi Master

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    Jun 11, 2002
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    I believe that seminola may be a type of designation. You should be able to get it at the health food store if not at HEB.

    I remember reading about Seminola Durham Wheat somewhere, so it may just mean unleavened flour.

    :D Flash
  17. Flashbacca Jedi Master

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    eep! I found it! Quite by accident - I was getting some boxed rice and HEB has

    Siminola pasta flour. Runs about $1.89 if anyone is interested.

    :D Flash
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