Life in the Shire

Life in the Shire

If you’re in need of fresh hope, color-rich clarity, and some sense of recovery, you’re going to LOVE April’s Eucatastrophe bundle. Tom Shippey says, “The Shire is indeed a brilliant invention.” It’s a winsome synopsis of one of Tolkien’s most stunning places in Middle-earth. Across this coming month, our Tolkien content is going to focus…

Sam’s “Welcome Back” Cake

Sam’s “Welcome Back” Cake

A celebratory confection for very special occasions Lemon Cake with Mascarpone-Lemon Curd frostingYield: Makes 12-16 servings Lemon curd 3 cups sugar 9 lemons 6 eggs 3/4 cup butter (1 1/2 sticks) Cake 6 large eggs, separated 14 tablespoons sugar 1 3/4 cups sifted cake flour (sifted, then measured) 1/4 teaspoon salt   For lemon curd:Grate…

Elanorellë Rolls

Elanorellë Rolls

These rolls are a routinely demanded favorite from Sam & Rosie’s firstborn (Elanorellë was Sam’s pet name for his daughter) Yield: Makes 24 rolls 1 8 oz pkg cream cheese, softened 1 egg, beaten 1/4 cup sugar 1/2 tsp vanilla extract 1 cup water 1/2 cup shortening (butter flavored) 5 cups flour, divided 1/2 cup sugar…