Hobbit Recipes!

rings_merrypippinEver wonder what food would be served at hobbit meal?  I’ve just stumbled across what is probably the definitive list of recipes at the LOTRscrapbook.com.  A link from their homepage leads you to Middle Earth Recipes.  Dozens of recipes describe how to make numerous dishes, from main dishes to desserts.  Here’s a sampling below:

Merry’s Mushrooms

“They’re mine! Mrs. Maggot gave them to me- A Queen among farmers’ wives!” -Frodo, Fellowship of the Ring.

I onion, small dice
3-4 cloves of garlic, minced
3 c. small mushrooms, washed (can also use large mushrooms sliced in half or quarters)
3 tbsp. oil
1 tbsp. thyme
2 c. water
2 tbsp. arrowroot

In a medium pot or a deep pan, saute the onions and garlic in the oil until the onions are soft. Add the mushrooms and thyme and cook for two more minutes.
Add 1 1/2 c. water and simmer uncovered for 15 min. Mix the arrowroot with the remaining 1/2 c. of water, and add to pot. Cook until thickened, approx. one minute. Adjust salt and pepper to taste. Serve immediately to hungry Hobbits (Or eat them all yourself 🙂 )

Rosie’s Shire Pie

1 pound whole mushrooms
1 pound ground sausage
1 yellow onion, diced
3 cloves garlic, chopped
2 stalks celery, diced
1 carrot, diced
2 Tb. flour
1/4 Cup dry white wine
1 1/2 Cups chicken stock
1 Tb. thyme
1 teaspoon sage
Salt & pepper to taste

Clean mushrooms and cut into quarters.  Crumble the sausage & place in a large, deep pan.  Cook over medium heat.  Add onions, garlic, celery, and carrot, and cook about 5 minutes.  Add mushrooms and cook 5 minutes more until vegetables are tender.  Stir in flour and cook and couple of minutes, stirring.  Add wine and half of the stock, stirring and working out any lumps.  Add remaining stock and bring to a boil.  Turn heat to low, add herbs, salt and pepper and cook 10 minutes.  Pour into deep pie dish or 8×8 baking dish and set aside.

Cornmeal Crust (makes enough for two pies)
1 3/4 Cups flour
3/4 C. yellow cornmeal
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 pound cold butter
1/4 Cup shortening
1/3 – 1/4 Cup ice water

Mix flour, cornmeal, and salt in a large bowl.  Cut in butter.  Add shortening and continue to work dough until texture resembles coarse meal.  Sprinkle water over dough and knead with hands.  Refrigerate dough 30 minutes to 24 hours (can also be frozen).  Roll dough on a floured surface to 1/4 inch thickness.  Place dough over top of filling in pie dish.

Bake pie at 375 degrees for 30 minutes or so, until crust is lightly browned and filling is bubbly.

Along with a green salad and warm bread, this pie feeds a family of 4 – 6 hungry little hobbits.
Blackberry Tarts from Bree


4 c. blackberries
Sugar to taste
Lemon zest to taste

Wash berries, lightly toss with sugar and lemon zest.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Tart shells:

3 c. flour
1 t. salt
1 c. butter or shortening
8 T. ice water (more or less)

Sift flour and salt. Cut in shortening or butter. Add cold water 1 tablespoon at a time, tossing with a fork. Shape dough into 2 balls. Roll out and cut out circles just big enough to fit the cups of a muffin tin.  Fit the dough circles into the muffin pan like small pies. Fill with the berries.
Bake for about 35 minutes or til pastry is lightly browned.

Makes about 2 dozen little muffin-sized tarts.



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