Easy To Make ‘Hunger Games’ Inspired Recipes [PHOTOS]

March 30, 2012 6:30 am
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Attention all Hunger Games enthusiasts! Whether you have read the series or racing to the box offices to watch the movie, take a minute to read up on these great recipes, all Hunger Games inspired!

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He Geek She Geek did a run through of a few recipes from “The Unofficial Hunger Games Cookbook” by Emily Ansara Baines. Are you a cheese lover? Try “Prim’s Basil-Wrapped Goat Cheese Balls.” The recipe requires minimal ingredients since it’s a quick snack or appetizer for all you on-the-goers. HGSG recommended this recipe to any goat cheese fanatic, adding that the crisp and vibrant flavor of fresh basil leaves paired very nicely with the tartness of goat cheese spread.


The Unofficial Hunger Games Cookbook

For 25 Servings of Prim’s Basil-Wrapped Goat Cheese Balls, you’ll need:

  • 5 ounces goat cheese, at room temperature
  • 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • 2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
  • 25 large basil leaves
  • Extra-virgin olive oil to taste

Directions:

  1. Mix goat cheese, olive oil and lemon juice in a small container. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Add a spoonful of goat cheese mixture onto each basil leaf.
  3. Drizzle with olive oil and serve.

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Yum! Everybody loves a quick and easy meal. Not a soldier for goat cheese? Try “The Boy with the Bread: Hearty Raisin Nut Bread.” Don’t forget to measure out ingredients and prep ahead of time! The recipe goes two ways, sweet or tame, so figure out your ideal taste beforehand and allow three hours for this one. HGSG suggested prepping the dough the night before for bigger, fluffier bread. Note: The recipe calls for 40 minutes baking time, but HGSG found the core remained under baked even with this amount of baking time, so add minutes accordingly!

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The Unofficial Hunger Games Cookbook

For 2 Large Loaves of Hearty Raisin Nut Bread, you’ll need:

  • 1 (.25-ounce) package or 5 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • ½ cup warm water (110°F)
  • 1½ cups warm milk (110°F)
  • ½ cup (1 stick) butter, melted
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 cups whole wheat flour
  • 3½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups raisins
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 egg white
  • 2 tablespoons cold water

Tip: If you decide to go with a sweet bread, add 2 extra teaspoons of ground cinnamon and 2 tablespoons of sugar to the mixture.

Directions:

  1. In a mixing bowl, dissolve yeast in the warm water until foamy, about 5 minutes. Add the milk, butter, honey, salt, cinnamon, sugar, eggs, and whole wheat flour. Beat until smooth. Stir in enough all-purpose flour to form a soft dough.
  2. Place raisins in a bowl of tepid tap water. Let soak until needed.
  3. Turn dough out onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 10 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to coat. Cover with a damp towel and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
  4.  Grease two 8.5″ × 4.5″ loaf pans.
  5. Punch dough down. Turn out onto the lightly floured surface; sprinkle with raisins and walnuts and knead them in. Divide dough in half.
  6. Roll dough into loaves, keeping raisins folded inside.
  7. Place loaves into greased loaf pans. Cover and let rise until doubled, about one hour.
  8. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  9. Beat egg white and cold water; brush over loaves.
  10.  Bake at 375°F for 40 minutes or until golden brown. If top browns too quickly, cover loosely with foil for the last 15 minutes.
  11. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool.

Don’t forget to enjoy! Share your thoughts in the comments below.


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