The Hunger Games: A Themed Dinner Party
Peeta’s Family Biscuits
We love this recipe for a few reasons. The first is that it’s obviously delicious, but we also love it because it ties into the movie so well, AND because everyone needs a substitute for buttermilk!
As you know, Peeta’s comes from a family of bread-makers and we don’t doubt that if they tried this recipe it would be their favorite. Also, Prim loves her goat Lady, so we thought we would incorporate goat milk products. Here we have them 2 ways: in the biscuits and also in the spread!
Enjoy this delicious recipe!
Preheat your oven to 450 degrees. In a glass measuring cup, squeeze your lemon and then fill the rest (up to one cup) with goat milk and set aside. You want this mixture to yield one cup of buttermilk. In a bowl combine TWO cups of the spelt flour, the baking powder, the baking soda and the salt. Next, add the butter and shortening with your hands. Make sure the fat particles are evenly distributed in the dough and that each are about the size of half of a pea. Make a little well in the middle of the flour and pour in ½ of the buttermilk. Now it’s time to fold the dough until it is thick enough to pick up and mold, but still wet. You will probably end up needing a bit of your leftover flour and a little more of the milk.
Break the dough into golf ball size parts and pat them down on an un-greased cookie sheet. Bake for 12 minutes or until slightly browned on top.
For Goat Cheese:
Let the goat cheese sit out for 30 minutes, combine with the honey and the salt and serve!
These biscuits are inspired by a biscuit recipe of one of our idols, Alton Brown!
- 2 1/4 cups spelt flour
- 4 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 3 tablespoons butter, cut into small pieces
- 2 tablespoons shortening, separated into small pieces
- 1 cup full fat goat milk
- juice of one lemon
- 1 cup of plain chevre
- 2 teaspoons honey
- 1 pinch of salt