Five Foodie Ways to Celebrate The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

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The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug will be gracing local theater screens this weekend.

There are many ways to celebrate the release of this film; cosplaying to the movie theater, re-reading The Hobbit or even re-watching all The Lord of the Rings films, culminating with a viewing of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. However, the most hobbit-y way to celebrate The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug is to have a feast. If you want to line your table with the finest foodstuffs from the Shire, check out these five awesome Hobbit-themed food tutorials. These recipes are sure to bring a gaggle of dwarves to your door. The recipes are rated with difficulty levels between one to five, with five being the highest.

Happy Hobbit: Second Breakfast Blackberry Cake

Difficulty Level: Two

Happy Hobbit celebrates the glory that is Second Breakfast with Second Breakfast Blackberry Cake. This is, for all intents and purposes, a coffee cake, but jazzed up and chock-full of blackberries, nuts, and brown sugar icing. The difficulty level is low since most of the ingredients are already items generally kept in the pantry at all times. The hardest thing you’ll need to do is find some fresh or frozen blackberries. The ease of this quick cake makes it one that’s great to prepare right before breakfast as your coffee’s percolating.

Warren Nash: Shire Steak and Guinness Pie Recipe-Hobbit Recipe

Difficulty Level: Two

Warren Nash has created a very tasty and hearty steak and Guinness pie that looks to satisfy any hobbit’s stomach. Since it’s a pie, you might think the difficulty setting comes from making the pastry, but actually, that’s the easiest part! Nash uses a pastry mix for his pie, so the toughest thing you’ll have to do is cut up your meat and vegetables. Of course, if you want to make your own pie crust, that’s completely up to you.

The Vegetarian Baker: Eye of Sauron Cookies

Difficulty Level: Three

You might think that since the word “vegetarian” is in the title that these particular cookies are going to be a little tough to make, but behold; the recipes for the sugar cookie dough and royal icing are exactly the same as non-vegetarian versions! The fun comes in with the decorating. The colored icings really bring Sauron’s eye to life.

Dishing on Movies: The Hobbit Golden Doughnuts

Difficulty Level: Three

It’s time to make the doughnuts with Dishing on Movies! The duo show you how you can create your own version of the One Ring with these yeast doughnuts, covered in golden, sparkly icing. Your guests are sure to covet these doughnuts just as they might the actual Ring. But luckily for you, you’ll have more than one to go around! Letting the yeast proof will be the most time-consuming part, but what better way to make the wait go by faster than by having a Hobbit/The Lord of the Rings movie marathon with friends? Afterwards, everyone can have their own Ring doughnut to wear (if you like playing with your food) or,more appropriately, eat.

My Cupcake Addiction: Hobbit House Giant Cupcake

Difficulty Level: Five

My Cupcake Addiction has a ton of awesome tutorials for geek-themed cupcakes, cake-pops and oversized cupcakes. This particular tutorial features how you can use your oversized silicone cupcake pans to create an outstanding edible version of Bag End. The cake involves serious cake-making materials like fondant and techniques like creating chocolate molds, so this cake is great if you’re already crafty with sweets or want a challenge. If you want to complete the look, make sure to get Bilbo and Gandalf action figures, similar to the ones featured in this tutorial.

So there you have it! Five recipes worthy of any feast at the Shire. However, there’s plenty more where that came from; these five are only just scratching the iceberg of Hobbit-themed goodies found on YouTube. With that said, what will you have at your hobbit-y feast?

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