Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Lembas 0.3

The second update of the lembas recipe:

- 50 g corn oil
- 100 g maple syrup
- 250 g prairie flour (whole wheat flour, whole wheat, soy, rye flour, gluten, oat, flax seed, wheat bran, sunflower pits, barley, malt)

Preparation is the same as Lembas 0.1 and 0.2.

I like this one very much, lets see what others think.

Update: people seem to like this one alot! With all the different grains and seeds it tastes really good!

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Lembas 0.2

A first update to the original Lembas 0.1 recipe:

- 50g corn oil
- 50g maple syrup
- 100g amasake
- 50g chopped walnut
- 250g maslin flour (a mix of whole wheat and rye flour)

Preparation is the same as for Lembas 0.1.

People who like sweet tastes seem to like this one less then 0.1. However the less sugar-minded like 0.2 alot more then 0.1!


Lately I've been playing a lot with the programming language erlang[1]. It is totally unlike what I've been using until now as it is a real functional programming language. Surprisingly though, I'm really enjoying it. It takes a little adjusting, but this language has a lot of good features:

- functional programming, which I really start to like
- very good concurrency and message passing, which makes for really elegant server programs
- scalability: it's very easy to make a program distributed among machines
- ... there're tons of other things, which are worth their own blog entry :)

All of this seems to give a significant productivity boost, but maybe thats because it's fun!

Lembas 0.1

The quest for a nice lembas recipe has started. This one is based on the recipe for shortbread.

Version 0.1:

- 100g maple syrup
- 200g cream butter
- 300g maslin (whole grain flour mix containing wheat and rye)

Put all ingredients in a bowl and knead till it forms a smooth dough.

Pre-heat the oven at 15o degrees celcius, and bake for around 30 minutes.

Generally people seem to like this version, although it is of course very fat, and as it contains cream butter this is not acceptable for people with lactose intolerance or who don't like eating any animal products.