Hope ya'll had a terrific weekend.
The girls and I were looking for weird recipes online and discovered some pretty cool Harry Potter food recipes and we decided we had to share them with you! We are huge Harry Potter fans at home and you could imagine our excitement at being able to make our very own Hogwarts food at home. These recipes are also awesome for a Harry Potter-inspired birthday party; for Halloween or just for fun too!
2 egg, slightly beaten
3/4 cup sugar
2 cups fresh pumpkin, roasted in the oven
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. ginger
1/4 tsp. cloves
1/2 t. allspice
1 2/3 cups evaporated milk (1 can)
butter for greasing casserole dish
Ready made pie crust pastry (enough for two single standard pie crusts)
To make filling add eggs and sugar to a mixing bowl, mix until well blended. Stir in pumpkin, salt and spices. Add evaporated milk and mix well.
Bake the filling in a large casserole dish that has been buttered. Bake at 225 degrees C for 15 minutes. Keep oven door closed and reduce temperature to moderate ( degrees) and continue baking for 45 minutes or until table knife inserted in center of dish comes out clean. Cool filling completely on a wire rack.
Make or purchase pie crust pastry. Roll pastry thin and cut into circles approximately 4 inches in diameter. Put a spoonful of the cool pumpkin mixture towards one side of the center of the circle. Fold over the crust into a half-circle and firmly crimp the edges closed. Cut with a paring knife three small slits in the top for venting. Place on a greased cookie sheet.
Bake at 200 degrees C (400 degrees F) only until crust is a light golden brown, approximately 10 minutes.
Serve at room temperature.
Treacle Tart (Harry's favourite!)
100g/4oz Wholemeal Flour
50g/2oz Self-Raising Flour
A pinch of Salt
Water to bind
120ml/4 fl.oz. Golden Syrup
75g/3oz Fresh Brown Breadcrumbs
Grated zest of 1/2 Lemon
50g/2oz Toasted Hazelnuts, coarsely chopped
1. Sift the flours with the salt into a mixing bowl. Tip the residue of bran left in the sieve into the bowl and stir lightly to mix.
2. Cut the butter into the flour with a palette knife, then rub in the butter with your fingertips until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Gradually stir in just enough water to bind the mixture together. Knead briefly until smooth. Wrap in cling film and leave to relax in the bottom of the refrigerator for about 15 minutes.
3. Preheat the oven to 200C, 400F, Gas mark 6. On a lightly floured surface, roll out the pastry and line an 18cm/7 inch flan tin, reserving the trimmings.
4. Place syrup into a saucepan and heat gently. Stir in the breadcrumbs, lemon zest and chopped nuts.
5. Spread the syrup mixture evenly over the base of the pastry case. Roll out the pastry trimmings thinly and cut into long, narrow strips. Arrange the strips in a lattice over the filling. Trim off any overhanging pastry, then lightly brush the strips with the beaten egg or milk.
6. Bake for 30-35 minutes, until the pastry is cooked and the filling a rich dark brown.
Black or red licorice sticks
White chocolate candy melts
Melt the white chocolate according to the instructions.
Take a licorice stick and dip it into the white chocolate to make a wand handle. Sprinkle with sprinkles if desired.
Set the hollow licorice stick over a wooden skewer so the chocolate handle hardens straight at room temperature.
Aren't these ideas just delicious?! Wingardium Leviosa fellow Hogwarts House Elves!
Head House Elf Shants xxxxx