This holiday season, Kitchen Overlord brings you a collection of nerdy cookies for people who can’t draw. If the idea of creating mini artistic masterpieces in icing makes your hands tremble, we’ve got Hobbit Hole Doors, Exploding TARDISes, Deadpool Freezer Cookies, Sherlock shortbread teabags, edible Ood heads, and Death Star Oreos. No icing pens or art degrees required!
Tag: Hobbit Hole
Make Your Hobbit Hole Smell Like Christmas with Small Adventure Sized Mincemeat Pies
If you enjoy the hundreds of free recipes here at Kitchen Overlord, help me keep the lights on by picking up a cookbook or two. As a historian who grew up reading Tolkien, An Unexpected Cookbook: The Unofficial Book of Hobbit Cookery is one of my favorites. (You know you’re […]
Happy Hobbit Week!
September 22 happens to be both Bilbo and Frodo Baggins birthdays! In honor of Hobbit Day, Kitchen Overlord is kicking off this week with recipes for a Hobbit’s seven daily meals from An Unexpected Cookbook: The Unofficial Book of Hobbit Cookery, available for $24.95 at Amazon.com. Come back all week […]
Hobbit Week: Easy Shire Porter Cake
Don’t be intimidated by the list of ingredients. This isn’t fancy Elven baking chemistry. Like most Shire foods, this is good, solid stuff that can handle a lot of improvisation depending on what you happen to have in your pantry. All you really need is some butter, sugar, flour, eggs, […]
Hobbit Week: Plum Heavies
Chocolate and vanilla may seem ubiquitous today, but they’re actually both new world beans. That means Tolkien explicitly excluded them from the Shire, even though both flavors were quite popular in Victorian England. Plum Heavies were the cheap, kids cookies of their day. Victorian country cooks would knead in a […]
Hobbit Week: Shire Seed Cake
Many modern readers imagine seed cake to be chock full of sunflower or pumpkin seeds, but it turns out Tolkien grew up on a decadently buttery version of pound cake full of caraway seeds. They have a sweet, licorice flavor reminiscent of a milder, earthier version of anise seeds. You […]