Fleabottom Bowl of Brown

With Dire Wolf Bread


We know it's a bit of a stretch, but we couldn't help ourselves and have to release a Game of Thrones themed recipe to enjoy with the final episode of the entire TV series this Monday! We have taken our inspiration from the "Bowls of Brown" from Fleabottom (spoken about so highly from Ser Davos and Gendry) and the adorable Dire Wolf bread made by Hot Pie.

Judging by the way the characters talk about the bowls of brown, the only thing that this recipe will really have in common with the King's Landing peasant dish is that it will be brown, and served in a bowl. We still want it to be nutritious and tasty, so we are going with a hearty beef stew. 

Our Dire Wolf Bread recipe creates a nutty flavoured scone type mix. The idea is to create a bread that doesn't rise too much, otherwise, your Dire Wolf starts looking a bit puffy. This one has been designed to be paired with a decent amount of butter and our stew - it's quite a dry mix on its own. If you want to go for a sweeter version, you can always add more maple syrup!

We chose Buckwheat Flour for its nutty flavour, slightly rustic texture and higher nutrient content. Hemp seeds were added to boost nutrition, add some more texture and also because we are 99% sure that Hemp Seeds were a staple in Westeros (don't look that up!).


Ingredients

800 g beef, chopped into roughly 3cm cubes

olive oil

3 cloves of garlic, minced

1 large onion, roughly chopped

2 sticks of celery, chopped into roughly 3cm pieces

3 carrots, chopped into roughly 3cm pieces

2 heads of kale, roughly chopped

4 ripe tomatoes

150 ml red wine (Then pour yourself a glass because Game of Thrones and red wine go hand in hand)

1 L Water

1 tsp Worcestershire Sauce

350 g potatoes, chopped into roughly 3cm cubes

2 Bay leaves

2 sprigs of thyme

1 ¼ cup flour

1 x 400 g can of Red Kidney Beans, strained

1 cup Plain Flour

 black cracked pepper

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp baking powder

7 tbsp butter

Milk of choice

1 Egg

PRODUCTS

30 g Beef Bone Broth Hearty Original

4 cups The Wholefood Pantry Buckwheat Flour

2 tbsp The Wholefood Pantry Hemp Seeds

4 tbsp The Wholefood Pantry Maple Syrup

The Wholefood Pantry Pink Himalayan Crystal Salt


1. Heat 2 Tbsp of oil in a large casserole pot and sprinkle beef with cracked pepper and salt. Once the pot is hot, brown the beef all over (should take about 5 minutes – do it in batches to ensure each piece gets well browned).

2. Set browned beef aside, reduce heat to medium and add onion and garlic (and more olive oil if needed). Cook for a few minutes until softened.

3. Add in carrots and celery and stir for about 1 minute.

4. Add in the water, Beef Bone Broth, red wine, Worcestershire sauce and 1/4 cup flour and stir to dissolve flour.

5. Add the beef, potatoes, bay leaves, thyme and bring to a gentle simmer. Cover and leave simmering for 1.5 to 2 hours (check the tenderness of the beef at 1.5 hours).

6. While your stew is cooking you can get started on your Dire Wolf bread. Preheat your oven to 180C. 

8. Sift the dry ingredients into a bowl and rub in the butter to make a crumbed mixture.

9. Stir in the maple syrup then slowly add in milk until you have a soft and slightly tacky dough and mix the dough for a few moments so that it’s thoroughly combined.

10. Take a little bit of flour and sprinkle over a chopping board.

11. Take a handful of the mixture and flatten out onto the chopping board (about 2cm thick).

12. Now is the fun part where you get to carve out your best Dire wolf. Use a sharp knife, and if you don’t trust your freehand, there are pictures you can print out online to use as a template.

13. This mixture makes enough for 3 or 4 good sized wolves. Beat the egg with a little bit of water, transfer the wolves to a baking tray and lightly glaze with the egg.

14. Bake for about 20 – 25 minutes (depending on size and consistency, so keep an eye on it). Once they are golden and firm, remove from the oven.

15. Once the beef is tender, remove the lid and add in kidney beans and kale. Let simmer uncovered for a further 20 minutes to soften kale and let the sauce reduce. Taste, and season as needed.

 

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