The Hunger Games: Pancakes with Orange Preserves

This is an ongoing series of food related to The Hunger Games, here are the links to the other recipes- Peeta’s raisin nut bread, the bakery bread Katniss and Gale eat in the woods, Lunch with Cinna, District 11 bread (crescent rolls with seeds), Mellark’s Apple and Goat Cheese Tarts, Goose Liver and Puffy Bread, Lamb Stew and Dried Plums, Cake on Fire, Hot Chocolate,

When I ask if I can serve myself, he nods assent.  I load my plate with eggs, sausages, batter cakes covered in thick orange preserves, slice of pale purple melon.  As I gorge myself, I watch the sun rise over the Capitol.

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, Katniss, p 87

We made a huge breakfast buffet.  However, I am sure it pales in-comparison to anything the Capital can create.  It was really delicious.  We had pancakes, sausage and eggs, orange juice, hot chocolate, toast, blueberry sauce, maple syrup, and orange preserves.

Every day at the Capital they had so much food!  I can’t imagine eating all that food.  I would burst!  But I am sure it was amazing!

Buttermilk Pancakes


  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/8 cups buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted


  1. Preheat and lightly grease a large skillet or electric griddle.
  2. Mix the flour, salt, and baking soda together in a bowl. Add the egg, buttermilk, and butter; stir together lightly, but keep it lumpy. The batter should look thick, spongy, and puffy.
  3. Drop 1/3 cup of the batter onto the cooking surface, spreading lightly with the bottom of the cup. Cook until lightly-browned on each side, 1 to 2 minutes per side.

This recipe is from all recipes.

One thought on “The Hunger Games: Pancakes with Orange Preserves

  1. Looks like a great pancake recipe and I have been trying all sorts of recipes out lately. I like your table cloth and quote from the Hunger Games. Thanks for including my blondies in your round up of recipes, I appreciate it. I like the simpleness of your blog it’s refreshing. Have a great week.

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