[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 -

bp 1


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
Tomorrow is my 11th wedding anniversary. I think I'll make Heavenly Pie. I'm getting hungry just thinking about it!
[identity profile] rubynye.livejournal.com
I can't decide if hobbits have chocolate. But if they do, I think they might make this sort of thing with it (specifically, see the note after the recipe)

Chocolate Torte of Joy )

Hobbit Chocolate Variant )
[identity profile] rubynye.livejournal.com
I can't decide if hobbits have chocolate. But if they do, I think they might make this sort of thing with it (specifically, see the note after the recipe)

Chocolate Torte of Joy )

Hobbit Chocolate Variant )
ext_28822: Alan Lee's Frodo sketch from ROTK (Chef)
[identity profile] sila-lumenn.livejournal.com
There goes the diet. Gonna make these for dessert tonight. :)
If the hobbits could get chocolate chips they'd be doubling the recipe!

OATMEAL CARMELITAS

CRUST:
2 cups flour
2 cups oats
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 1/4 cup margarine or butter

FILLING:
1 jar (12 1/2 oz.) caramel topping
3 tbl. flour
1 pkg. semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup chopped nuts

Combine crust ingredients in a large bowl with a mixer. Press half of crust mixture into a 13x9x2 baking pan sprayed with non-stick cooking spray. Bake at 350F for 10 minutes. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine caramel topping and 3 tbl. flour. Remove partially baked crust from oven. Sprinkle with chocolate chips and nuts. Drizzle on caramel topping. Crumble reserved crust mixture over all. Bake an additional 18-22 minutes. Cool and cut into bars.
[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] xclairedelune.livejournal.com
This is good because it can be served hot, cold, or at room temperature. It can be dessert or side dish. And it can be made the day before and kept in refrigerator. It also freezes.

Recipe )
[identity profile] xclairedelune.livejournal.com
This is good because it can be served hot, cold, or at room temperature. It can be dessert or side dish. And it can be made the day before and kept in refrigerator. It also freezes.

Recipe )

Brownies

Jun. 8th, 2004 12:50 pm
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[identity profile] sila-lumenn.livejournal.com
This recipe is for [livejournal.com profile] melilot_hill and anyone else who wants a super easy brownie recipe. I haven't bought a boxed mix since I found this one.

BROWNIES

1/3 cup cocoa
3/4 cup flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter (melted)
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup chopped nuts (optional)

Mix dry ingredients. Add wet ingredients. Mix well. Pour into greased 8x8x2 pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes.

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