Those crazy lothlorien elves, adding herbs and spices to their lembas. Who do they think they are? Oh. Right. I had thought about just adding spices to a lembas bread as the description suggests, but really how would that be fun? So I made up a slightly sweet bun and went with it. My alternative to cream this time was definitely a tasty winner. In the game this bread is made with fresh cream, mixed herbs, mixed spices, and flour. It is definitely a highly portable bread, I grabbed one of these out the door for my husband to help fuel him through the errands we needed to run before heading home. Including talking to cranky insurance people…who may have been orcs…I’m not entirely sure. There was definitely something distinctly orcish going on there.
- 4 tbl unpacked brown sugar
- 1 1/2 cup unbleached flour
- 1 tsp yeast
- 2 tbl water
- 1 egg
- 1/3 cup unsweetened original almond milk
- 1 tbl light cooking margarine
- 1/2 tsp ground mace (freshly ground if possible)
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 2 dried apricot halves
- Combine all the ingredients except the apricot halves. Knead throughly, allow to sit in a warm dark place to proof about 20 minutes or until it has doubled in size. Punch and proof again.
- Pound the apricot halves to 1/4 inch thickness and slice. You can add these to the dough or use them to decorate the tops of the buns before baking.
- Form into 6 buns and place on a baking tray. Allow to sit for 20 minutes.
- Bake at 350F for 20-25 minutes. Until a nice golden colour.
Makes 6 breads. Each bread contains 150 calories, 1.7 grams of fat, 30.1 grams of carbs, 1 gram of fibre, and 4.4 grams of protein. Definitely fantastic for a bit of omnom on the go!