Sunday, March 18, 2012

District 11 bread

One thing that is recurrent in the books The Hunger games is : Food.
And well as obsess as I am, i decided to try my own versions of District 11's bread.

In the book, the bread is described as moonshaped bread with natural grains.
Since District 11 is one of the poorest of all district, I figured they probably don't have lots of money to buy the ingredients for their bread (to import from other districts)
But since District 11's task is Agriculture, I figured they probably grow their own ingredients.
So let's keep it simple!

Over the internet I have seen a lot of recipes for The hunger games's food (there is even a cookbook)
But all of them required "yeast" for the bread.
For some reason, I don't think District 11 would have such thing. Wouldn't it be too expensive for them to get?

That got me thinking.

For those who don't know, Bannock is a simple bread made by the natives. It requires very few ingredients. Can be eaten as a dipping bread, or as a sweet bread just by adding or subtracting ingredients. No yeast is required and it litterly takes a few minutes to make.
It is a more dense bread that can either be deep fried, or cooked over a fire (baked)
I remember eating that when I lived up north in Waskaganish with the native.
The elders would make the dough, wrap it around a stick and dangle it by the camp fire to bake.
We would dip it in the Moose's gravy while eating.
Sometimes they would add raisins and cinnamon to the dough to eat it as desert.

I took a basic recipe of Bannock over the internet and modified it by adding ingredients that would be suitable for District 11.

Here's my recipe (the meassurements are NOT perfect, i pretty much eyeballed it all)

1 1/2 cup of Whole Wheat Flour
1/2 cup of sunflower seeds salted (if unsalted, add more salt to the recipe)
2 pinches of salt
2 teaspoon of baking powder
1/3 cup of white and black roasted sesame seeds.
1/3 cup of flax seeds
1 cup of water
1/2 cup of Almond fresh milk (you can use regular 2% milk for's just i'm lactose intolerant and almond milk has a nice nutty flavor that goes well with the seeds)
 Honey to taste

Calories per bread: 180
Proteins : 7
Fiber: 7
Sugar : 4-9 varies depending on how much honey you add
Carbs: 35

Mix dry ingredients together.
Add almond milk and mix.
Add honey to taste.
Mix well. Add water slowly to form a dough that isn't "too" sticky to the touch.
Knead the dough lightly (the more you work it, the denser the bread will be, so don't knead it too much if you want it soft)
separate into 6 balls. Roll each balls into triangles.
Drizzle a bit of honey on top,(if you want more) then roll into a croissant shape.
Place on cookie toll, drizzle some honey onto if you want and sprinkle more sesame seeds and sunflower seeds ontop.
Place in the over for 30 minutes (or until golden brown) at 350 degrees. (flip the bread after half way to make sure it is golden on each side)
Eat warm with jam or butter.

They tasted pretty good in my opinion.
But like I said, I eyeballed the measurements, so just go with the flow and consistency of the dough.

1 comment:

Kataomi said...

Merci pour la recette ! Je crois avoir deja fait ce genre de pain sans levure aussi. C'était dans un camp. Quoi qu'il en soit, le mien avais pas de grain dedans ! Je vais devoir attendre un peu pour en faire par contre parce que j'ai pas de grain XD.

Merci pour ta recette ! En tk ya lair bon !