[identity profile] curiouswombat.livejournal.com
[livejournal.com profile] dreamflower02 has just posted a lovely traditional recipe for a bread and butter pudding - or at least in Britain it would be called a bread and butter pudding, rather than a bread pudding, because the name 'bread pudding' is given to something else.

And it struck me that the traditional British Bread Pudding was also a very hobbitty recipe. The white pot type would be eaten as dessert after a meal, whereas this type is usually eaten with a cup of tea as if it were cake - and would be the ideal thing for a hobbit to take as a snack to eat whilst walking, or working in the fields; it lends itself to being wrapped in a red and white spotted handkerchief somehow!

As many family recipes designed to use up leftovers, measures are not all that well defined, but this is pretty close to how my mum or granny made it;

Take stale bread, including crusts, tear it into chunks, put in a bowl and pour boiling water over - just enough to moisten it, not drown it!

Leave to cool a little and then squeeze the excess water out, which should break up the bread fairly well. Now, at this point I would just go by eye and instinct, as I think would the average hobbit - but this only works if you've made this before! However if you had started with a whole, 2lb/800gm loaf these would be about the right amounts.

Add to the bread a good 500g dried fruit of your choice (in the UK you buy bags of mixed fruit that contain currants, raisins, sultanas and a small amount of candied peel, but dried cherries, or cranberries, or whatever would all be interesting and tasty).

Also add about 180 -200g ready to use suet, or melted butter, 150g or so of soft brown sugar, 2 heaped teaspoons mixed spice (very like American pumpkin pie spice mix), and 2 eggs - then if the mixture is a bit dry add milk until it is like a thick batter.

Pour into a well greased, or lined baking tin, scatter some sugar on the top, and bake in the middle of a pre-heated oven at 180C / 160Fan / 350F / Gas4 for an hour to an hour and a half, until it is firm and browning on top. Allow to cool in the tin.

Once it is cool cut into good size chunks!

It should look rather like this -

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It is good eaten warm with custard too - but not if you plan to do anything energetic in the next hour or two :)
ext_28822: Alan Lee's Frodo sketch from ROTK (Chef)
[identity profile] sila-lumenn.livejournal.com
Mom made the most delicious strawberry cake for my birthday this year and I had to have the recipe. I couldn't believe how easy it was! I posted the recipe here. Perfect food for Hungry Hobbits! :D
[identity profile] pegkerr.livejournal.com
I have also previously posted a recipe for Bag End Seed Cake which I've tried and found to be absolutely delicious. This was originally on www.theonering.net.

Bag End Seed Cake )
[identity profile] pegkerr.livejournal.com
I have also previously posted a recipe for Bag End Seed Cake which I've tried and found to be absolutely delicious. This was originally on www.theonering.net.

Bag End Seed Cake )
[identity profile] ansostuff.livejournal.com
It`s not often that I bake a cake, but today I am. A friend of mine is celebrating her 30th birthday and requested either cheese cake or carrot cake from me. Ì`m making carrot cake, and feel rather hobbity doing so because I have to do most of the things by hand. I`m not very well equipped in kitchen machines and have to carve (?) the carrots by hand and mix the dough with a handheld mixer. Also I`m not using a cake mix, but doing things from scratch. Now I just hope those who are eating it will think it`s good. :)

Recepie? All right then:

4,5 decilitres flour
4,5 decilitres sugar
6-7 carrots, finely carved
1 teaspoon natron
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon ginger
A little nutmeg and a little cardamon
2 decilitres neutral oil
4 eggs

Mix sugar and eggs and then add the rest.

Put in oven for about 30 minutes at 175 C.

Topping
75 grams neutral cheese, like Philadelphia
50 grams butter
A little vanilla sugar or essens for taste
Icing sugar

Enjoy!
[identity profile] ansostuff.livejournal.com
It`s not often that I bake a cake, but today I am. A friend of mine is celebrating her 30th birthday and requested either cheese cake or carrot cake from me. Ì`m making carrot cake, and feel rather hobbity doing so because I have to do most of the things by hand. I`m not very well equipped in kitchen machines and have to carve (?) the carrots by hand and mix the dough with a handheld mixer. Also I`m not using a cake mix, but doing things from scratch. Now I just hope those who are eating it will think it`s good. :)

Recepie? All right then:

4,5 decilitres flour
4,5 decilitres sugar
6-7 carrots, finely carved
1 teaspoon natron
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon ginger
A little nutmeg and a little cardamon
2 decilitres neutral oil
4 eggs

Mix sugar and eggs and then add the rest.

Put in oven for about 30 minutes at 175 C.

Topping
75 grams neutral cheese, like Philadelphia
50 grams butter
A little vanilla sugar or essens for taste
Icing sugar

Enjoy!
[identity profile] baranduin.livejournal.com
I was digging around in my garage last night ("digging" being sadly realistic) and I came across an old book I'd forgotten I even had. It's called The Tolkien Scrapbook and was printed in 1978. It's got essays, fanfic (!) and .... recipes in a section called "The Middle-earth Gourmet" by Maureen Bayha and Alida Becker! I have to say that the honey cake one sounds very intriguing. Here they are:

Frodo's Scones )

Bilbo's Orange Marmelade )

Smaug's Gems )

Fruit Fool a la Sackville-Baggins )

Merry's Mulled Cider )

Mrs. Maggot's Cottage Pie )

Mushroom Soup from the Inn at Bree )

Mirkwood Cookies )

Beorn's Honey Nut Cake )

Scotch Eggs Strider )

Baked Bluefish for Gollum )
[identity profile] baranduin.livejournal.com
I was digging around in my garage last night ("digging" being sadly realistic) and I came across an old book I'd forgotten I even had. It's called The Tolkien Scrapbook and was printed in 1978. It's got essays, fanfic (!) and .... recipes in a section called "The Middle-earth Gourmet" by Maureen Bayha and Alida Becker! I have to say that the honey cake one sounds very intriguing. Here they are:

Frodo's Scones )

Bilbo's Orange Marmelade )

Smaug's Gems )

Fruit Fool a la Sackville-Baggins )

Merry's Mulled Cider )

Mrs. Maggot's Cottage Pie )

Mushroom Soup from the Inn at Bree )

Mirkwood Cookies )

Beorn's Honey Nut Cake )

Scotch Eggs Strider )

Baked Bluefish for Gollum )
[identity profile] ansostuff.livejournal.com
In the series Share-your-national-food-recepies, we now come to Norway and I´ll be sharing several traditional recepies with you. First a dinner course, then a national dessert and then a cake that also is used as dessert.

One of the recepies does also have something to do with lembas... :) )
[identity profile] ansostuff.livejournal.com
In the series Share-your-national-food-recepies, we now come to Norway and I´ll be sharing several traditional recepies with you. First a dinner course, then a national dessert and then a cake that also is used as dessert.

One of the recepies does also have something to do with lembas... :) )
[identity profile] rubynye.livejournal.com
I have a book about herbs that collects information from English sources between 1500 and 1900. It seems to me, looking at all the recipes for violet-flavored this and angelica-infused that, that hobbits would probably appreciate such dishes. (Do you think they have lemons? They do have tea...)

lavender lemon cake )
[identity profile] rubynye.livejournal.com
I have a book about herbs that collects information from English sources between 1500 and 1900. It seems to me, looking at all the recipes for violet-flavored this and angelica-infused that, that hobbits would probably appreciate such dishes. (Do you think they have lemons? They do have tea...)

lavender lemon cake )

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