Description: This is a sweeter variation of an old Elvish tradition.

Submitted by: Corrupted1 on 2004-09-04 11:24:04

Serves: Serves 12.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Difficulty: Intermediate

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1 1/2 cups unbleached white flour, plus extra
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 tsp. baking soda
a pinch of nutmeg
a dash of salt
1/4 cup chilled shortening
1/3 cup buttermilk


Preheat oven to 425' and refrigerate shortening. Mix together the flour, sugar, baking soda, salt, and nutmeg together in a large bowl. Rub the cold shortening into the dry ingredients with your fingers, until completely worked through. Form a well in the center of the mixture and pour in the buttermilk. Work into a dough that can be rolled out. Turn dough out onto a floured workspace and shape into a 10" by 9" rectangle. Cut into 12 pieces, and lay on a greased baking sheet. Bake for 10 minutes, or until tops are golden brown. Take out and immediately lightly sprinkle with sugar while still hot. Serve when cool.