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Old 12-12-2002, 03:43 PM   #1
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Silmaril Food

Help!! I've looked every where on the net and all over this site and i can't find any recipes!! My textiles elven cafe project has to be handed in soon but i need to show the type of food and have recipes!!

Can ANYONE help???
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Old 12-12-2002, 04:22 PM   #2
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I don't think there are any recipes in existence, which means you'd probably have to make your own. But I can think of one type of elvish food, which is lembas- I think they're wheat cakes, or some such thing?


(Also, I think the Elves added some of their own magic to the food they cooked, so it would be rather difficult to recreate anything [img]smilies/wink.gif[/img])
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Old 12-12-2002, 05:27 PM   #3
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I found these here on the 'Downs:
Recipes of Middle Earth
An Arda Recipe Book

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Old 12-14-2002, 03:00 PM   #4
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That was really helpful! all the teachers thought i'd dug myself a hole that time!!

I think my Lembas went a bit wrong but it tasted great! I'm going to take some to TTT when i go dressed up that should be fun, like a tea party with the characters on screen. okay i'm very strange!
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Old 12-14-2002, 05:04 PM   #5
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LoL!! I hope you have fun with your tea party!
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Old 12-15-2002, 06:26 AM   #6
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I'm sure i will my lembas are the best even if they look like cinnamon cookies. I followed the recipe and they taste great and have enough sugar so i think i could eat one and walk all day!
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Old 12-15-2002, 10:52 AM   #7
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What exactly is waybread? That was how lembas was described.
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Old 12-16-2002, 02:30 PM   #8
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I just waybread was another name like in coomon speech or something! TTT tomorrow Yes!!! My parents got annoyed that i was taking up the kitchen and then decided to try and ice the lembas, you don't ice lembas!!
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Old 12-16-2002, 09:52 PM   #9
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arelendil, are you looking for strictly "Elven" recipes?I have a cookbook called "the Gorumet Hobbit" & can send you some recipes from it if you wish.

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What exactly is waybread? That was how lembas was described.
Dragoneyes, I've always wondered that too. If you really think about it, It isn't spelled "wheybread" as though it is made of curds and whey, but rather "WAYbread". so what does that mean? It's made out of street signs?
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Old 12-16-2002, 10:02 PM   #10
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Or rather something you eat along your WAY? I always thought it was like tak, like dried bread.
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Old 12-16-2002, 10:27 PM   #11
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That would seem to be the only explanation, Susan, as it is the response I get every time I bring up my gripe... sort of "Elven fast-food".
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Old 12-17-2002, 11:04 AM   #12
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That would be most kind Raefindel, Thank you! My cafe is to be called Eryn Lasgalen but I think it has a bit more of a Rivendell theme as it isn't strictly elves like it would be in Eryn Lasgalen - realm of green leaves or mirkwood if you like (thought that is rather a gloomy name!)

Elven fast food! Umm... a bet the Tolkien Society didn't mean i couldn't have that. In fact they probably never thought of it that way!
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Old 12-18-2002, 12:03 AM   #13
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Rae, I always just thought that the "way" in waybread referred to the way or road that the person eating it was presumably on. I always thought of the non-Elvish (Lake-town) waybread as being like hardtack; filling, easily transported, and doesn't go bad but not very exciting either. Sort of the Ramen of Middle-Earth. (For some reason I always think of fast food as food that's made quickly, where hardtack-style stuff tends to take a long time to bake). Wheybread - hmmm, that could be kind of scary after a few days, especially if it wasn't kept cold...
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Old 12-22-2002, 09:21 PM   #14
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arelendil, which recipe did you use for lembas? I'm trying to make them for Christmas . . . [img]smilies/smile.gif[/img]
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Old 12-23-2002, 11:29 AM   #15
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Merri,I posted a lembas recipe on the "Arda recipe book" thread, but it is really just a coffee cake.

Raefindel's Lembas
Cake batter

1 cup butter or margerine , softened
2 cups sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
4 eggs
3 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups sour cream


the cinnamon sugar stuff
3/4 cups sugar
2 Tablespoons cinnamon
1/2 cup chopped Pecans

In large bowl, cream butter and 2 cups sugar until fluffy. Add vanilla & eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Combine flour, baking powder, soda and salt: add alternately with sour cream, beating just enough after each addition to keep batter smooth. Spoon 1/3 of batter into a greased, 10inch tube pan. Combine cinnamon, nuts & 3/4 cup sugar; sprinkle over batter in pan. Repeat layers two more times. Bake @ 325 for 45-70 min or until cake tests done. COOL FOR 10 MIN BEFORE REMOVING FROM PAN. Remove to wire rack to cool. Slice into wafers and wrap with mallorn leaves.

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I have also used a cookie recipe and used it as Lembas. This one was posted on "Party planning" in the "Middle-Earth Mayhem" section.

Lembas Cookies (from Raefindel)

Mix together and set aside:
2 cups sifted flour
1 tsp soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking powder

Mix together in a seperate bowl:
1 cup shortening
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup brown sugar

Then add:
2 eggs, beaten
1 tsp vanilla

Add dry ingredients.

then add:
2 cups cornflakes
2 cups coconut

Form into 1" balls, and bake at 350-375 for 8-10 minutes.
They should be slightly chewey.
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Maybe one of these will work for you.

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Old 12-23-2002, 10:24 PM   #16
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Thanks! I made some "lembas" (They were really biscuits) today from a recipe off of theonering.net . . . they were yummy.

Really, I'm just looking for something to bake that I can tell my three and six year old cousins are stuff the elves and dwarves eat [img]smilies/smile.gif[/img]
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Old 12-24-2002, 12:58 AM   #17
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Well, those cookies would do it then!
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