Lembas Bread (Elvish Bread)

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1 tablespoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup butter, softened

1/3 cup packed brown sugar

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon honey

2/3 cup heavy whipping cream, plus extra if necessary

1/2 teaspoon vanilla


1. Preheat your oven to 425. Line a baking sheet with a Silpat liner or parchment paper.


2. In a large bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Add the butter and mix with a hand mixer until the mixture looks like fine granules. Add the sugar and cinnamon and mix well.


3. Add the honey, heavy cream, and vanilla, and mix well with a fork until a thick dough forms. If the dough is too dry, add more cream, 1 tablespoon at a time until the dough comes together.


4. Turn the dough out onto a work surface lightly dusted with flour. Roll the dough out to 1/2-inch thick. Cut the dough into 3-inch squares and transfer them to the prepared baking sheet. Lightly cut a criss-cross, corner to corner, with a sharp knife, careful to not cut all the way through.


5. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the dough is set and lightly golden. Cool completely before eating (If you can wait).


Makes about 9 lembas breads.

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