Ben Hawkey as Hot Pie in "Game of Thrones" (HBO)

"Game of Thrones" Hot Pie actor is an actual real-life baker!

U.K. fans can now dig into "Thrones" actor Ben Hawkey's Direwolf-shaped treats.


Alessandra Maldonado
July 27, 2017 7:25PM (UTC)

Hot Pie has officially made a comeback — but this time, he's in the kitchen.

On last week's episode of "Game of Thrones," fans were given well-deserved closure when Arya Stark reunited with her old pal Hot Pie — a good natured orphan boy with a love for baking. In his three-minute cameo, he shared his secret to baking the most delicious bread: "browning the butter before making the dough."

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In addition to this first appearance after being absent on the series for almost three seasons, the actor who plays Hot Pie took his own advice and mastered a new talent: baking.

Ben Hawkey — who first appeared in season one as a tiresome bully — has teamed up with the U.K. based food delivery service Deliveroo to create a pop-up bakery inspired by the show. The bakery, named "You Know Nothing Jon Dough," sells Game of Thrones inspired treats that are sure to spark the  inner Wilding in fans.

As of now, the menu features just one item, Direwolf-shaped miniature loaves of bread. According to Hawkey, he uses a secret recipe involving orange zest and wholewheat cornbread to create the perfect loaf — which only cost £1 (roughly $1.31).

Although fans living within the U.K. can order the treat, actually getting a hold of one may be difficult. High demand results in the bakery being unable to accept any orders, making these munchables almost as rare as becoming king of the Seven Kingdoms.

Fans across the world have taken to Twitter to express their excitement  — and surprise — over Hawkey's secret talent.

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Alessandra Maldonado

Alessandra Maldonado is an editorial intern at Salon. You can find her on Twitter at @alessamberr

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