The Hunger Games: The Cake on Fire (Chocolate Cake)

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 ate in the woods, the Capitol pancakes, lunch with Cinna (chicken in orange sauce), District 11 bread, Mellark’s apple and goat cheese tarts, goose liver and puffy bread, lamb stew and dried plum, hot chocolate,

I try to focus on the talk, which has turned to our interview costumes, when a girl sets a gorgeous-looking cake on the table and deftly lights it.  It blazes up and then flames flicker around the edges a while until it finally goes out.  I have a moment of doubt.  “What makes it burn?  Is it alcohol?”  I say, looking up at the girl.  “That’s the last thing I wa- oh!  I know you!”

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, Katniss, p 77

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Cheese Crackers

I can’t decide how I feel about these.  They taste just like Cheese Its.  They have a bit more kick, but that’s adjustable.  I just can’t decide if the effort to make them is worth the pay off?  My coworker thought so, she ate half my batch and asked for the recipe.

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Potato Rosemary Soup

Minnesota winters require warm soups that put a little meat on your bones.  And this recipe will definitely provide that.  It sounds hilarious when it is boiling.  It is so thick, the bubbles sound like mini geysers.  I was worried when I heard the first one that something had went really wrong.

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Nutella Scones

Update: My roommate says they taste really good.  I suppose I am my own worst critic, however, I still want to do a better job on the presentation and I want the dough to turn out better.

Winter has finally come to Minneapolis.  It is ridiculous.  All I want to do is curl up with a good book, a hot drink and something yummy to snack on.  Nutella scones sounded like a great idea.

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Sweet Potato and Marshmallow Biscuits

These are delicious.  However, the presentation needs a little work.  I don’t have a biscuit cutter.  I am working on that.  I used a mason jar to cut them instead.  The mason jar was wider than 2 inches, so I had less biscuits than the recipe.

The recipe says to put one layer biscuit, next marshmallows and then another layer of biscuit.  Let’s just say that did not work out so well.

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