Posts tagged Harry Potter
Gearing up to see the movie? Recovering from going to the midnight showing? Try these Harry Potter inspired recipes to enjoy a taste of Hogwarts at your house.
This recipe from the Food Network seemed to be the fastest to put together. But I’d keep the glasses small–these are sweet!
From Monday’s MKES–try the quick version using ice cream cones or make your own chocolate sugar cookie dough to make ‘em from scratch.
Love this simple idea from HarryPotterrecipes.net. You use chow mein noodles and melted chocolate to create your bugs.
From Good.Food.Stories, this recipe is almost like a shepherd’s pie merged with a calzone.
Infused with molasses and ginger, I want to try this recipe from One Tasty Place.
Not ready to bake today? No problem, my answer is to use Harry’s initials or trademark lightning scar shape in whatever your making. I used a kitchen knife to carve them into the extra dough I had leftover from the sorting hat cookies. Make toast, smear it with peanut butter and then write an ‘H’ and ‘P’ with raisins. Or what about blueberry muffins with an ‘H’ on top formed with berries? Okay, I guess some of those do involve baking, but you get the idea. Your kids will love getting into Harry Potter whether you keep it simple or break out the tart pan.
Your turn–how are you celebrating the end of the Harry Potter saga?
It’s polyjuice potion time! What’s great about this magical concoction is…get this..it can be any color you want. Yup, before putting together my brew I checked on Harry Potter wikia and the color of the juice changes based on the person you want to become (dutiful HP readers would remember this). Gregory Goyle and Bellatrix Lestrange? Gross color, worse flavor. Mafalda Hopkirk (remember from the Ministry of Magic) was much more appealing. And Harry Potter‘s? Pure gold, of course.
So when it comes to crafting your version, have fun with the flavor and color. But I do have a few tips on making it taste fizzy and appear out of the ordinary. Pull out your caldron (that would be blender for us muggles) and start mixing.
1)1:1 juice to crushed ice ratio
I used grape juice to give the drink a bit of sourness. And instead of ice cubes, I chose crushed ice so that I didn’t have to blend it all the way. To me, polyjuice potion should be a bit crunchy instead of smooth so I pulsed 3 cups grape juice plus 3 cups crushed ice briefly.
I added one container of berry yogurt to give the potion some creaminess and thickness. (You can use as much yogurt as you want just make sure only to pulse and not purify your concoction.)
3)Pop in berries–and spinach
My kids love smoothies so I wanted to make this one unique. Again, I thought having bits of various ingredients would make the drink feel more Harry Potteresque instead of smoothy-ish. I added 3/4 cup blueberries and 1/2 baby spinach and barely blended it so that the chunks of dark green and purple stood out. Finally, in the bottom of each glass I put in three blackberries so that when my kids were slurping up the last bits they’d find something unexpected.
4)Omit hair & lacewing flies
Yes, real polyjuice potion has the person’s hair in it that you want to turn into–along with some other ingredients I didn’t have on hand:), but I decided to forgo this step and instead sit back with my kids and watch Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince while downing our potion.
Your turn–what flavors would you put in your polyjuice potion? And what Harry Potter character would you most like to be?