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DIY Mistletoe Kissing Ball http://felting.craftgossip.com/2013/08/07/diy-mistletoe-kissing-ball/
I’m seeing LoTR themed cookies for the holiday season. ~TB
“[The] waybread of the elves, he [legolas] found all the sustenance that he needed” (Two Towers, Book 3, Chapter 17).
This elven waybread is adapted so that it’s gluten free and allergy/intolerance-friendly. Since lembas adds to a person’s/hobbit’s/dwarf’s/elf’s vitality, the recipe uses almond meal to give it more protein. The sugar is replaced with agave nectar and clove honey is recommended to make it lighter in taste and more mother-earth-y. (P.S. – The mallorn leaves are from a template that you can find at Entropy House.)
Serving size: 10-12
Time: 45 minutes
1/2 cups of almond meal*
2 1/2 cup white rice flour
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
1 tsp of gluten-free baking powder**
1/4 teaspoon xanthan gum***
1/8 tsp of salt
5 TBS grapeseed oil
1/3 cup agave nectar
1 teaspoon of clove honey
2/3 cup of lactose-free vanilla yogurt****
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup of rice milk
a) Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Oil a baking sheet.
b) Combine all of your dry ingredients.
c) Add oil to your dry ingredients and mix together until you get granules.
d) Add agave, honey, yogurt, and vanilla, and mix until you get a thick dough.
e) Rice flour your counter top and place dough on top. Let it rest for 15 minutes.
f) Roll out the dough until it’s 1/2-inch thick.
g) Cut your dough into 3-inch squares and then place on a baking tray an inch or so apart.
h) Gently make an “X” or other symbol into the dough from one corner to another. This is both for aesthetics and to ease the cracking that can occur when baking gluten-free flour.
i) Brush your lembas with 1/4 cup of rice milk, just putting enough on them to give it a sheen. This will help them to become more golden-brown.
j) Bake for 10-15 minutes, or until the edges of the shortbread turns brown.
*Note: The thin lembas in the picture was for a hobbit who claimed that a half-inch thick, three-inch wide lembas was too much for her to eat during this LOTR-inspired feast day. She then promptly ate all of the thin ones once they cooled.
Allergy Alternatives & Notes:
*Nuts. If you cannot eat almonds, try using sweet sorghum flour (it’s heartier than white rice flour).
**Corn. Use this site to help.
***Corn (again): Try using agar-agar – it’s made from seaweed. Instructions are here.
***Dairy allergy. Use a soy or almond-milk based vanilla yogurt instead.
Some yummy Nutmeg Yule Log cookies, from of all places, Women’s Day magazine. ~tb