Monday, August 18, 2008

Harry Potter Recipes

While you wait for the new Harry Potter movie to come out you can make yourself a few HP treats. For those of you who are hardcore fans, this is OFN, but those of you who have a fondness that does not usually extend to fansites - I've got news. Mugglenet (an HP fansite) offers the below recipes for items mentioned in the series.

Madame Rosmerta's Butterbeer

1 cup (8 oz) club soda or cream soda
1/2 cup (4 oz) butterscotch syrup (ice cream topping)
1/2 tablespoon butter

Measure butterscotch and butter into a 2 cup (16 oz) glass. Microwave on high for 1 to 1½ minutes, or until syrup is bubbly and butter is completely incorporated. Stir and cool for 30 seconds, then slowly mix in club soda. Mixture will fizz quite a bit. Serve in two coffee mugs or small glasses.



Pumpkin Juice

2 cups of pumpkin, chopped up into chunks
2 cups of apple juice
1/2 cup of pineapple juice
1 teaspoon of honey (to taste)
Cinnamon, Ginger, Nutmeg and/or Allspice (all ground, to taste)

Juice the pumpkin pieces by squeezing through a cheesecloth or by using a juicer. Pour the pumpkin juice, apple juice and pineapple juice into a blender. Add the honey and spices, adjusting quantity to taste. Chill or serve over ice.

Treacle Fudge

1/2 cup light cream or evaporated milk
3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
4 ounces of unsweetened chocolate
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/3 cup molasses

In a large bowl, mix cream, brown sugar and salt together, set aside. In a saucepan, melt the chocolate and butter together. Remove from heat and add molasses. Add the chocolate mixtures and cream mixtures together. Pour mixture into a pan and let cool. Cut into squares after cooled and serve.


In fact the food network seems to have a recipe of their own for butter beer.

On my next trip to the grocer I intend to pick up what's needed to make butter beer. If it seems you're interested in the results - please let me know and I will definitely make a post about it. Otherwise, I may not - to avoid boring you.

Anyone who has already tried any of these. I'd love to hear how it went!!



Rev. P. L. Kirkby said...

I've pondered for years about what Butterbeer might taste like, so in '08 I decided since JK herself wasn't getting up off an original recipe,I'd add my own to the cause! The carbonated soda-n-syrup types were real good, specially for the kids, but it's BEER! Try a bit of butterscotch syrup or schnapps in beer-YUMMY!

It's touchy mixing the syrup without de-fizzing the beer, but its oh so tasty!

Anonymous said...

Please tell me you remember where you got the Butterbeer labels from :) I've seen a few around, but I really love the look of the checkered one on the right... xD Hope you see this message! Looks like your blogs have been inactive as of late. :(