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Feast Week Day 6: The Feast of Tom Bombadil Day 2

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[…] Tom bowed to his guests. ‘Supper is ready,’ said Goldberry; and now the hobbits saw that she was clothed all in silver with a white girdle, and her shoes were like fishes’ mail. But Tom was all in clean blue, blue as rain-washed forget-me-nots, and he had green stockings.

It was a supper even better than before. The hobbits under the spell of Tom’s words may have missed one meal or many, but when the food was before them it seemed at least a week since they had eaten […]

On this sixth night of Tolkien Feast Week, the hobbits enjoyed another meal in the house of Tom Bombadil and Goldberry. Tolkien doesn’t tell us what was served that night, so we use the same ingredients as the first night in Tom’s house: “yellow cream, and honeycomb, and white bread, and butter; milk, cheese, and green herbs and ripe berries gathered.”

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For my Feast Week meal, I’ve decided to bake delicious honey bread, served with honey, homemade raspberry jam, and fresh-picked raspberries.

For your honey bread, you’ll need:

  • 2 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 1 cup barely warm water
  • 1/4 cup of honey + 1 tablespoon of honey
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 4 cups of flour
  • 1 tablespoon of butter, melted

In a large mixing bowl, sprinkle the yeast over the warm water and let it sit for 5 minutes. Then add the honey, salt, and egg. Stir until blended. Add 4 cups of flour and mix everything until the dough comes together. If you’re using a standing mixer, knead the dough for 5-7 minutes until the dough is elastic.

Transfer the kneaded dough to a lightly oiled bowl and cover it with plastic wrap and a clean kitchen towel. Let the dough rise in a warm area, for around two hours, until it doubled in size. Then punch the dough down and divide it into several equally sized portions and place them in a pan that was coated lightly with cooking spray. Cover everything with a kitchen towel and let it rise for another 20 minutes.

Preheat the oven to 400°F / 180°C

In a small bowl, combine the melted butter and 1 tablespoon honey and brush over the rolls. Bake for 10-15 minutes until lightly browned.

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The honey bread tastes best with creamed honey or raspberry jam. Although milk has been served in Tom Bombadil’s house the previous day, I’ve enjoyed my honey bread with a nice cup of tea.

There are still a few days of Feast Week[1] left. So make sure to come back tomorrow to follow the culinary journey of the hobbits on the road to Bree and The Prancing Pony.

Other 2015 Feast Week meals:

Feast Week, Day 1: Bilbo and Frodo’s Birthday[2]

Feast Week, Day 2: Sleeping Outdoors[3]

Feast Week, Day 3: The Feast of Gildor[4]

Feast Week, Day 4: Farmer Maggot’s Feast[5]

Feast Week, Day 5: The Feast of Tom Bombadil[6]

Feast Week, Day 7: Prisoners of a Barrow-wight[7]

Feast Week, Day 8: The Prancing Pony[8]

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image Author: Maria[9] When Maria watched the Fellowship the very first time in cinemas, she fell hopelessly in love with Tolkien’s work. Up to the point where she lost herself in Middle Earth entirely. When not occupied with studying, she likes to draw, hoard books, travel around (if her bank account allows it), and pretending to be a hobbit that is attending Hogwarts in order to become a jedi knight.

References

  1. ^ Feast Week (middleearthnews.com)
  2. ^ Feast Week, Day 1: Bilbo and Frodo’s Birthday (middleearthnews.com)
  3. ^ Feast Week, Day 2: Sleeping Outdoors (middleearthnews.com)
  4. ^ Feast Week, Day 3: The Feast of Gildor (middleearthnews.com)
  5. ^ Feast Week, Day 4: Farmer Maggot’s Feast (middleearthnews.com)
  6. ^ Feast Week, Day 5: The Feast of Tom Bombadil (middleearthnews.com)
  7. ^ Feast Week, Day 7: Prisoners of a Barrow-wight (middleearthnews.com)
  8. ^ Feast Week, Day 8: The Prancing Pony (middleearthnews.com)
  9. ^ Posts by Maria (middleearthnews.com)

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