Characters: Un-named elf in a kitchen!
Disclaimer: The characters in this story do not belong to me, but are being used for amusement only, and all rights remain with the estate of JRR Tolkien.
I thought recipe fic might be good for this challenge - so the drabble is an exact 100 words - the recipe an added bonus!
Placing the curled bark into the mortar, ready to grind it into a powder, the young elf remembered how thrilled his teacher had been to find this spice so readily available here.
As he added the cinnamon to the other ingredients, already in the earthenware bowl, he could hear the well loved voice as if his teacher stood beside him.
“Form it into a roll and leave it somewhere cool to firm up. Then cut into slices, letting them drop into the sugar.”
As the biscuits baked, the warm aroma filled the kitchen, and once again he was an elfling...
Recipe for Cinnamon biscuits (I think Tolkien characters speak English as a default, rather than American – but for Americans, these are cinnamon cookies, not the things you call biscuits – and I would call a plain scone! But I have added cup measures.)
2 level teaspoons ground cinnamon
4 oz (1/2 cup) sugar
6 oz (3/4 cup) butter
8 oz (2 cups) plain (all purpose) flour
Cream butter and sugar, add flour and cinnamon. Form the dough into a 'sausage' and chill it in the fridge for at least an hour.
Pour extra sugar onto a piece of paper, and cut the sausage into slices (about 0.75cm thick) so that each slice falls into the sugar. Place on a baking tray, sugar side up, bake at 200C (400F) for about 10 minutes.
(You can use granulated, caster or golden granulated sugar, or even demerara for the topping.)