As Districts go, Eleven has always had more food available than most of the other outlying Districts. When the country was first divided after the Dark Days, this was a boon, but the Capitol soon caught on. Now, Eleven is one of the most guarded and watched Districts in Panem – as well as one of the poorest.
One thing that remains of their earlier days, though, is this rich bread. Soft and studded throughout with seeds and nuts, it is one of the heartier District breads, and now serves as the main staple of the agriculture district’s diet.
By August 19, 2013Published:
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As Districts go, Eleven has always had more food available than most of the other outlying Districts. When the country …
- Toast seeds: place seeds in a pan on the stovetop and heat, stirring occasionally so they do not burn, until they begin to smell toasted. Remove from heat and set aside.
- Add the warm water to a bowl and sprinkle the yeast over it, allowing it to become foamy (about five minutes).
- Next add the flour(s) and salt, mixing until a shaggy dough forms.
- Add your seeds and mix until they're just incorporated.
- Turn the dough out on to a floured surface and knead it until smooth.
How to knead bread:
With the dough on the counter, hold one end down with a palm and use the other hand to pull the dough away from you. Fold it back on itself, turn the dough to the side, and repeat. (See photos.)
- Place the dough into a clean bowl and cover with a damp towel, then place it in a warm area to rise for an hour. It should double in bulk.
- Uncover the dough and punch the gas out. Turning it out again, give it a couple quick kneads on a floured surface, then use a floured rolling pin to roll the dough out to a rectangle about 1/4" thick.
- Slice dough into triangles as in the photo. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.
- Starting at the wide end, roll the dough and turn the ends so they are crescent-shaped.
- Bake on a parchment-lined baking sheet for about 25 minutes.