Dire wolf bread – Game of Thrones inspired recipe

Feeling a little blue? Sunday past and there was no new Game of Thrones episode and there won’t be for at least a year and a half. I thought waiting a year was already the most painful thing so what do I do to sooth the pain? I eat. Yes and what better to eat than bread shaped as a dire wolf, well nothing. Oh and if you were thinking that a child shaped this bread, you are wrong, I learned that cutting out a wolf out of a piece of dough is really hard. Besides Hot pie didn’t get it quit right on the first time either, he had to practice to get it right.

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To make direwolf bread, you will need

4 cups all purpose flour (520g)
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 egg
1 teaspoon salt
4 tablespoons brown sugar (or coconut blossom sugar)
1 3/4 cup buttermilk* (415 ml)
1/2 stick butter (55g)
The zest of 1 orange

  1. Preheat your oven to 375F or 175C. Mix into a large bowl the flour, sugar, baking soda and salt. Make sure your butter is cold and rubbed before adding it to the dry ingredients. Add the butter and mix until the mixture is crumbly.
  2. In a small bowl mix together the buttermilk, egg and orange zest. Slowly mix together the wet ingredients with the dry, you can use a mixer for this. Knead the dough for a coupe of minutes, use more flour if it sticks to much. Then put it back in the bowl and let it rest for 20 minutes.
  3. Roll out your dough and begin shaping it into a direwolf, it took me a couple of times so no worries.
  4. Bake for 30 minutes and enjoy! This bread is best enjoyed warm or that’s how I liked it the best.

*If you want to make it dairy free like I did, use a plant based milk and add in a teaspoon of vinegar and let it sit for a minute or so. Replace the butter with some soy butter.

 

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What did you think of the finale? Were you happy, sad or just both? I didn’t how to feel to be frankly.

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