The moment when Katniss contemplates 11’s gift of bread after Rue’s death never fails to make me emotional. It’s a really poignant scene in the book, where Katniss’ grief is heightened by adrenaline and District 11’s sacrifice is that much more touching. Because the rolls are described as crescent shaped, I automatically started thinking about those ready-made Pillsbury crescent rolls, which are the BEST. Unfortunately, they don’t really fit in with the type of food found in one of the poorest districts in Panem. To compromise, I ended up taking pre-made dough and combining it with a bit of dark whole wheat flour. After baking, I think they were pretty good—I wouldn’t know because my family ate the lot of them before I could try one, but that’s what I get for leaving food unattended for three hours.
District 11’s Seeded Rolls
2 pkg. ready made crescent roll dough
2 cups whole wheat flour
½ cup assorted seeds (poppy, sesame, and flax are what I had on hand)
- Preheat oven according to package instructions.
- Allow dough to come to room temperature. Open packages and peel apart triangles.
- Combine each triangle with a generous spoonful (1-2 tbsp.) of whole wheat flour. Knead lightly until combined and reform into a triangle.
- Roll triangles and bend into crescent shape.
- Sprinkle seeds on top of rolls.
- Bake in oven until golden brown, about fifteen minutes.
Will you be sneaking these rolls into your seventh viewing of The Hunger Games?
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