While baked goods have taken on a whole new meaning this season of Game of Thrones, one thing we can all agree on is that Hot Pie's bread loaves still sound absolutely delicious. During the fun reunion between the two old friends, Hot Pie doesn't just drop some important Westeros news on Arya; he also offers up a little expert baking tip — "The secret is browning the butter before making the dough. Most people don't do that 'cause it takes up too much time." While Hot Pie has been keeping the travelers to King's Landing well fed, Ben Hawkey, the actor behind the character, has been baking up a storm IRL!
He's recently launched a new baking venture, aptly called "You Know Nothing John Dough," making some seriously drool-worthy direwolf loaves that are reported to be made with whole-wheat cornbread and orange zest and best served slightly warm with soft butter. Unfortunately for the rest of us, it's currently only being delivered through Deliveroo in London and right now appears to be sold out, but who knows what the future holds? My hope is that future bread loaves can be delivered by courier ravens!
And if you're craving more Game of Thrones recipes, check out George R.R. Martin's: A Feast of Ice & Fire.