Lembas / Waybread


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


The recipe makes about 10-12 pieces of lembas

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.

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