The Hobbit, an unexpected feast! Please don’t tell me I’m the only one that wants to party hobbit-style?! I’m going to use this image as the inspiration for my next dinner party with the gals. Last time we deep-fried a whole bunch of random stuff; this time, Hobbit Party, baby!

Image scanned in from the Rolling Stone Hobbit Collector’s Edition.

- Gandalf to Bilbo, The Hobbit, An Unexpected Party

“All of them at once,” said Bilbo. “And a very fine morning for a pipe of tobacco out of doors, into the bargain. If you have a pipe about you, sit down and have a fill of mine! There’s no hurry, we have all the day before us!”

Bag End Seed Cake

I used this recipe by Esgaroth to make lovely hobbit seed cakes! The only change I made was replacing the buttermilk with lactose free cream and adding a cup of orange juice to keep it moist.

After the big cake was ready, I used a cup to cut little round cakes and piled them up, you know, in case some guests drop by for an unexpected party.