Gonna bake this weekend.

Baronial populace meeting is a holiday party and a cookie contest this month.  I’ll let my wife make the cookies (she does pizzelles up a treat); what I’m going to do is some seed cakes.  I cannot conceive of a SCA gathering that will turn its collective nose up at Tolkienesque seed cakes.  I simply cannot.

Note: for this particular recipe I am going back to using orange zest and poppy seeds; I’ve done it up both ways, and I like it better without caraway.  Caraway seed cake is not bad, mind you.  It’s just not what I want in a seed cake.  Although I do admit that the shire had neither poppy fields, nor orange groves.  Be interesting if it did, no?

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  • nicklevi86 says:

    Can we just say in the Fourth Age they started importing produce from southern Gondor, and a culinary revolution was started by those who loved food best: the Shire.

    • mikethegrate says:

      Or, we could re-imagine Middle Earth with the Shire in a Floridian climate. I’m imagining hobbits with floral print beach shirts, unbuttoned to show that their chests are no less hairy than their feet.

      • Moe_Lane says:

        I have something in the back of my head involving a North Jersey guido hobbit found dead in the back trunk of his IROC, along with about half a kilo of cocaine and some bloodstained cash. And nobody’s surprised in the slightest.

  • jeboyle says:

    Dear Lord, stop, STOP!
    It’s Christmas.

    How did we get from Christmas to poppy fields, sub-tropic citrus stands and hairy-chested hobbit henchmen?

    Although it does tie in rather nicely with my El Borak/The Shadow/Call of Cthulhu campaign…

    hmmm? oh, yes,well…carry on.

    PS: seed cake recipes?

  • Finrod says:

    Poppy fields always make me think of the demented classic, Tom “T-bone” Stankus’s Existential Blues:

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