Lembas Bread

Lembas Bread

4.5 of 5 (12)
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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 10
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 234.3
  • Total Fat: 9.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 26.2 mg
  • Sodium: 218.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 35.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.0 g
  • Protein: 4.0 g

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Number of Servings: 10


    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 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.

(the recipe makes about 10-12 pieces of lembas)

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

Member Ratings For This Recipe

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    Made this for a LOTR showing at my house and it came out great! I used coconut creamer instead of heavy cream/milk (1 cup) and made sure to add in the honey with the liquids. Currently trying not to eat it all before my guests get to try ;) - 11/5/18

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    This is a fantastic recipe, though it could use a little help. If you follow it exactly, you will not remember to put your honey in, and your mix will be far too dry (if you're using heavy whipping cream especially). Double the liquid for heavy, make it a cup if it's milk. Honey when you liquid. - 4/28/15

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    These were really excellent. The texture was perfect, very light, unlike the heavy lembas that many other recipes yield.

    I made them twice: one according to the directions and once with modifications. I added 1/4 cup of ground macadamia nuts, doubled the amount of honey, and added 10 chopped dat
    - 1/22/14

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    Hi!I'm French, so I had to convert the ingredients units. And I'm not a great cook too, but the result is very good!However, could you please help me? The baking powder didn't "work" and I couldn't put the whole milk otherwise it would have been too sticky. So it's more like a biscuit than a bread. - 11/1/13

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    Very Good
    Doubled the honey, added it in step five. I think this would do well with the addition of dates or dried currants.
    - 5/19/13