After last appearing in season 4, Game of Thrones' Hot Pie (Ben Hawkey) has finally reappeared in HBO's fantasy epic. The show's latest episode reunited the aspiring baker with his unlikely friend, Arya Stark (Maisie Williams), much to the joy of long-time fans. It's revealed that Hot Pie has been doing well for himself since their last encounter, baking for the innkeeper who took him in. While this seems like a logical progression for the character, fans may be surprised to learn that Hawkey has also been busy baking since his last performance as Hot Pie.
In a case of life imitating art, the actor took his character's profession more literally than some would expect and he has made a name for himself as a baker.
Life After The Iron Throne: Hot Pie Sells Hot Pies
During his absence from Game Of Thrones, Hawkey has been honing his talent for food art. Just recently, the actor partnered up with the British food delivery service Deliveroo to sell bread that pays homage to HBO's Game of Thrones.
Dubbing the special pastry as 'You Know Nothing John Dough', Hawke's bread is instantly recognizable because it's in the shape of the iconic Stark sigil, the Direwolf.
The bread will be sold for a limited time only, and will cost £1 (roughly $1.30) per piece. The bread can only be bought in London by using the Deliveroo app. Hawkey officially debuted the bread on the same day that Game of Thrones' seventh season hit the airwaves, and he expects it to sell out rapidly.
Observant fans may remember that Hawkey's character gave #Arya a loaf of Direwolf-shaped bread when they parted ways back in season 3. Following this, Hot Pie crossed paths with Brien of Tarth (Gwendoline Christie) and Podrick Payne (Daniel Portman), who were searching for the remaining Stark children. Before they leave, Hot Pie gives the knight and her squire a much improved version of the Direwolf bread, hoping that it would find its way to Arya.
The real-life Direwolf bread is supposedly made of whole wheat cornbread with some orange zest added for good measure, but Hawkey isn't keen on revealing his recipe any time soon. For those wondering what exactly makes the Direwolf bread taste so good, Hawkey recommends that people don't hold their breath.
"Hot Pie’s Direwolf loaves are a favorite for 'Game of Thrones' fans, and people are always asking me for the secret of my recipe. I can’t share that, but Deliveroo customers will have the chance to try them themselves. You don’t even need to take a dangerous walk down the King’s Road to visit, it comes to you.”
Most of us won't be fortunate enough to get our hands the Deliveroo item, but it's great to see Hawkey has taken up Hot Pie's favorite practice - as long as Arya isn't helping out with the baking!