I just imagine sitting in Beorn’s log-house, safe and warm, nibbling on these tasty Honeycakes telling stories to the host.
This recipe had me puzzled for a little while when it came to put the dough onto the baking sheet. The dough was so soft and I did not quite understand the “lined” baking sheet part. Turns out I was overthinking it all and it was simply using parchment paper to divide the really soft mass into 3 large logs and bake them the first time inside the paper. They rose splendidly and after cooling where perfect for cutting into the final shape you see on the picture.
But once again I amazed my friends with a wonderful dessert, not least for the delicate hint of rosehips and lavender that blended with the honey and nuts beautifully. But also for the home made caramel drizzled across. I am quite regaining my old cooking prowess by going thru this booklet. And that makes this little Hobbit very happy.
So, next time a horde of dwarfs knocks on your door looking for supper, make sure you have some of these honey cakes to fill them with sweetness and strength to continue on their quest…