Warm and buttery
Ever wonder what Beorn’s ‘melt in your mouth’ Honey Cakes might taste like? Here is a recipe that might just give you an answer!
“If you find yourself the host of an unexpected party, these honey cakes are quick to make and taste amazing fresh from the oven.”
Chris-Rachael Oseland of the Kitchen Overlord makes one of Tolkien most delightful and tasty descriptions from The Hobbit… Beorn’s Honey Cakes!
These flower shaped and golden brown Honey Cakes topped with a candied almond that looks like a great bee hovering over the wild flowers in Beorn’s garden, seem to capture the essence of Tolkien vivid descriptions.
“Since Tolkien said the Shire was based on nostalgic memories of his childhood, these honey cakes are inspired by late Victorian recipes for twice baked cakes. The second baking hardens the honey glaze in place while firming up the crust, giving them a moist, tender interior and a sweet, crunchy exterior.
While they’re still perfectly edible days later, if you find yourself the host of an unexpected party, these honey cakes are quick to make and taste amazing fresh from the oven with a bit of jam and clotted cream. They’re even better the next day, when the crust is nice and crispy and the interior still soft and moist.”
Go HERE to get the full recipe!