Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Hunger Games: District 12 Drop Biscuits

Hunger Games Week:
Every day this week, I'm going to post a recipe that was inspired by food mentioned in The Hunger Games  trilogy.  Cleveland's Plain Dealer hosted a Hunger Games recipe contest.  The recipes had to be original, and we were allowed 50 words of description and one photo.  They'll post the winning recipes in the Taste section of the paper tomorrow.

I submitted six recipes, I've already revealed Creamy Mushroom Soup and Goat Cheese Wrapped in Basil.  The recipe below is what I submitted for District 12's bread (contest category: Breads of Panem). 

The people of District 12 were constantly battling starvation so it makes sense that their district bread wasn't anything special, just a flat, dense biscuit.  Katniss mentioned that the Capitol's version looked much nicer.  They were probably made with luxury ingredients like butter or leavening that most District 12 residents couldn't afford.

District 12 Ration Grain Biscuits
Original Recipe
Yield: 6 biscuits

1 cup rye flour (or other dark grain)
2/3 cup milk (or water if milk is not available)
1/8 tsp salt

Preheat oven to 425 F.  Mix all ingredients and let sit for 5 minutes to let the milk work into the flour.  Drop large spoonfuls onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet and bake for about 30 minutes.  Transfer biscuits to a cooling rack.

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