Smaug’s Scales Recipe

Ingredients: 3 sticks butter 1 cup sugar 1 egg 4 cups flour 1 tsp salt 1 (18 oz) jar raspberry jam 1/4 cup sliced almonds Instructions: Cream butter and sugar. Add egg. Mix well. Stir in flour and salt. Spread 3/4 dough in greased jelly roll pan. Spread with raspberry jam. Make lattice with remaining…

“The Hobbit” at Eighty

When Tolkien wrote these words, which would become one of the most famous and most memorable opening sentences in all of literature, he could not have known what literary power would be unleashed by his creation of the diminutive hole-dwelling creature, Bilbo Baggins. This year, as we celebrate the eightieth anniversary of the publication of The…

Lembas Bread

June 2018 BUndle Lembas Bread by Emily Wert @QueenNellie1 Eat little at a time, and only at need. For these things are given to serve you when all else fails. The cakes will keep sweet for many many days, if they are unbroken and left in their leaf-wrappings, as we have brought them. One will…