Eat, Drink, and Be Merry
Recipes for Fantasy Foods
Ever wanted to try the foods your favorite fantasy characters stuff themselves on? Here’s your chance to make these fantasy foods at home!
Lembas – Lord of the Rings
6 tablespoon butter or margarine, slightly softened
2 cups self-rising flour
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
1/2 cup raisins (optional)
1 egg, well beaten
1/2 cup milk
4 tablespoon heavy cream
With a pastry blender of fork, cut margarine into the flour in a mixing bowl until the mixture resembles cornmeal. Do this rapidly so the butter does not melt. Add the sugar and if desired, 1/2 cup of raisins. In a small bowl, beat the egg and milk together until mixed. Reserve 1 tablespoon of this mixture to brush the tops of the lembas. Add the cream and egg mixture to the flour and mix just until combined into stiff, soft dough. Knead three or four times on a lightly floured surface. Roll dough to a 3/4" thickness and cut with an oval or leaf shaped cookie cutter. Place on a lightly greased baking sheet, leaving 1" of space between lembas. Brush the tops of the lembas with the reserved egg-milk mixture. Bake for 12 -13 minutes in a preheated 400 degree oven.
For safekeeping, wrap each lembas individually in a fresh, clean mallorn leaf. If these leaves are unavailable in your area, store the lembas in a tightly closed container. Makes about 1 1/2 dozen lembas.
Butterbeer – Harry Potter
12 fluid ounces (1 can) of root beer OR cream soda
1 tablespoon of honey
2 teaspoons of butter
Place root beer (or cream soda) into a microwave safe glass and heat in microwave for about 30 seconds.
Remove root beer (or cream soda) and sit aside while you place butter into microwave long enough to melt it.
Now, add your warm root beer (or cream soda), melted butter and honey to the blender and blend for 5 seconds.
Makes 1 serving.
Turkish Delight – Chronicles of Narnia
5 Tablespoons corn starch
1/2 cup cold water
1/2 cup hot water
2 cup sugar
1/2 cup orange juice
1 teaspoon rosewater (or lemon juice)
2 cup pistachios (or other nuts, if you like)
a bag of powdered sugar
Mix cornstarch with cold water, set aside. Bring hot water, sugar, and orange juice to a boil. Add cornstarch. Simmer for 15 minutes, and stir often! Remove from heat; add lemon juice and flavoring (whatever you choose). Stir in nuts and pour into buttered pan.
When cooled and thickened cut into 1 inch cubes with knife dipped in hot water. Roll cubes in powdered sugar.
For more fantasy recipes, try these resources:
Lord of the Rings Scrapbook
Leaves From the Inn of the Last Home – Dragon Lance sourcebook
Nanny Ogg’s Cookbook, by Terry Pratchett – Recipes from the Discworld series
Once Upon a Recipe – Healthy recipes with fairy tale references and titles
Dragonlover’s Guide to Pern, by Jodi Lynn Nye – for recipes for Pern foods such as Bubblie Pies
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