Lembas Bread, taken from the Lord of the Rings’ universe, is a mythical food made by the Elves. Shaped into thin cakes, it is nutritious and filling, stays fresh for months, and is perfect sustenance for Hobbits on any kind of epic quest. During our research, we found that JRR Tolkien may have modeled the bread on hardtack, which is a hard cracker or biscuit originally used by the military as a cheap and long lasting food item that could provide sustenance in the field. We modeled our Lembas on hardtack recipes and also included protein powder in order to make these biscuits as filling as possible, similar to Lembas, which is said to fill you up entirely in a single bite. Since our good friend Harley from Epic Meal Time was in town, we thought he’d make a great guest host on this episode, and of course in his honor we included a bacon weave to wrap the whole thing up in instead of the traditional Lord of the Rings leaf-wrappings.
- 2 ½ cups of flour
- 3 eggs
- 4 oz butter
- 1 orange
- 3 oz walnuts
- 1 tbsp of cinnamon
- 1 cup of maple syrup
- 4 scoops of protein powder
- Bacon. Lots of it.
- Combine the eggs, butter, walnuts, cinnamon, maple syrup, and protein powder in a food processor. For the orange, only put in a 1/4 of the peel and one slice.
Notes: Put as little or as much protein powder into the drink as you would personally like. If you’re making this an energy bar to eat after working out, the more the better. You may also substitute any kind of nut for your bread, as well as honey for the maple syrup.
- Blend the ingredients on high until liquid
- Add in 1 cup of flour
- Blend again until liquid
- Pour mixture into a mixing bowl
- Add remaining 1 1/2 cup of flour
- Add diced bacon (optional)
- Whisk/blend until batter
- Pour batter onto a baking pan
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees fahrenheit (204 degrees celsius)
- Place baking pan in oven for 10-15 minutes
- Take pan out, flip bread over, place back in oven for 5-10 minutes
- Bacon weave is optional, but highly delicious. Not nutritious. Just delicious.