How to Make District 11 Bread

How to Make District 11 Bread

By Shivani

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
Serves 8

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)


  1. Preheat oven according to package instructions.
  2. Allow dough to come to room temperature. Open packages and peel apart triangles.
  3. Combine each triangle with a generous spoonful (1-2 tbsp.) of whole wheat flour. Knead lightly until combined and reform into a triangle.
  4. Roll triangles and bend into crescent shape.
  5. Sprinkle seeds on top of rolls.
  6. 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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