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Butterbeer! It warms you up AND tastes great. Now in take-away form from The Three Broomsticks. (Many thanks to Melissa for this recipe!)
◦1 cup (8 oz) club soda or cream soda
◦½ cup (4 oz) butterscotch syrup (ice cream topping)
◦½ tablespoon butter
Step 1: 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.
Step 2: Stir and cool for 30 seconds, then slowly mix in club soda. Mixture will fizz quite a bit.
Step 3: Serve in two coffee mugs or small glasses; a perfectly warm Hogwarts treat for two!
Pumpkin Juice, a favorite for feasts at Hogwarts that you can now take home with you!
◦2 cups of pumpkin, chopped up into chunks
◦2 cups of apple juice
◦½ cup of pineapple juice
◦1 teaspoon of honey (more or less to your liking
◦Cinnamon, Ginger, Nutmeg and/or Allspice (all ground, to taste)
Step 1: Juice the pumpkin pieces by squeezing through a cheesecloth or using a juicer if you have one.
Step 2: Pour the pumpkin juice, apple juice and pineapple juice into a blender.
Step 3: Add the honey (we recommend you start with 1 teaspoon, as you can add some later!) to the juices and blend thoroughly.
Step 4: Add your spices (to taste). This might take some experimentation to get right.
Step 5: Chill your pumpkin juice or serve iced and enjoy!
Pumpkin Cookies, a delectable treat that any muggle would love!(Enormous thanks to Jim and Jane for this recipe!)
◦1 cup pumpkin
◦2 cups flour - all purpose
◦1 cup sugar
◦1 teaspoon salt
◦1 cup shortening
◦1 teaspoon vanilla
◦1 teaspoon cinnamon
◦1 teaspoon baking soda
◦1 teaspoon baking powder
Step 1: Preheat oven to 350.
Step 2: Cream sugar and shortening.
Step 3: Add vanilla, egga, and pumpkin.
Step 4: Sift dry ingredients.
Step 5: Add remaining ingredients - mix well.
Step 6: Use teaspoon to drop cookies on cookie sheet.
Step 7: Bake 10-12 minutes. Makes about 6 dozen.
Pumpkin Cookie Frosting:
•3 tablespoons butter
•½ cup brown sugar
•4 tablespoons milk
Step 1: Bring above ingredients to a boil in sauce pan. Cool for a short while.
Step 2: Add: 3/4 teaspoon vanilla and 1 or more cups powdered sugar.
Step 3: Put onto cookies and ENJOY!
Thick and rich Pumpkinshakes! One of Rosmerta's newest concoctions! (Many thanks to Megan for this recipe!)
◦1 banana, peeled and frozen
◦3 tablespoons orange juice concentrate
◦3 tablespoons pumpkin puree
◦1 scoop vanilla ice cream
◦1/3 cup water or milk (creamier)
◦Whipped cream (optional)
Step 1: Cut frozen banana into small pieces and put all ingredients into blender.
Step 2: Blend on high until smooth.
Step 3: Pour into two tall glasses, top with whipped cream and sprinkle cinnamon over the pumpkinshake. Serve while still chilled!
Ton Tongue Toffee
Ton-Tongue toffee just for you, though we promise it's been anti-jinxed to keep your tongues small! (Many thanks to Rachel for this recipe!)
◦2 cups sugar
◦8 tablespoons of butter
◦½ teaspoon vanilla extract (or imitation)
◦1½ cups water
◦Additionally, a candy thermometer is required
Step 1: In a medium saucepan, mix all ingredients and melt over medium heat until sugar is completely dissolved.
Step 2: Without furter stirring, boil until mixture reaches 290°F on your candy thermometer.
Step 3: Pour mixture into a greased or buttered 9"x12" pan and let cool until almost firm to the touch.
Step 4: Score surface into 2" squares with a sharp knife, but do not cut completely.
Step 5: When cool, break into pieces (this should be easier if toffee was properly scored).
Step 6: Enjoy! Makes 1¼ pounds of toffee.
Treacle Fudge is a sweet treat from Mrs. Weasley or a tooth-breaker from Hagrid. Be sure yours doesn't get too hard! (Many thanks to Aurora for this recipe)
◦½ cup light cream or evaporated milk
◦¾ cup firmly packed brown sugar
◦¼ teaspoon salt
◦4 ounces of unsweetened chocolate
◦2 tablespoons unsalted butter
◦1/3 cup molasses
Step 1: In a large bowl, mix cream, brown sugar and salt together.
Step 2: In a saucepan, melt the chocolate and butter together. Remove from heat and add molasses.
Step 3: Add the chocolate mixtures and cream mixtures together. Pour mixture into a pan and let cool.
Step 4: Cut into squares after cooled and serve. Enjoy!
Straight from the Department of Mysteries, these brains have left the tank and have landed on your table! Thanks to Family Fun online for the recipe idea!
◦1 whole Watermelon
Step 1: Using a vegitable peeler, peel away the green rind of watermelon, leaving the inner, white rind.
Step 2: Cut bottom off the melon, to keep it from rolling. Outline squiggling crevices with a toothpick to mimic the furrows of a brain.
Step 3: Using a sharp paring knife, carve along the original tracings, so that some of the inner pink is visible beneath the rind.
Cast your own spells with these pretzel wands! They're so pretty, tasty, and easy to make... you'd swear it's magic! Thanks to Family Fun online for providing inspiration for the recipe!
◦1 bag of chocolate candy melts (can be substituted with a bag of chocolate chips)
◦1 package of long pretzel rods
◦Assorted decorative sprinkles (the more variation, the better)
Step 1: Place chocolate candy melts in a microwave-safe bowl. Place bowl in microwave, and heat it on high for twenty five seconds.
Step 2: Remove bowl from microwave, and using a spoon, stir the chocolate.
Step 3: Repeat steps one and two until the chocolate is completely melted. This will take several tries.
Step 4: With the chocolate melted, take a pretzel rod, and cover about two inches of the tip with the chocolate. There are several ways to approach this, the easiest being to either dip the rod directly into the bowl, or else have a spoon handy with which you can scoop and spread the chocolate.
Step 5: Add the sprinkles of your choosing to the chocolate's surface.
Step 6: Place sprinkled wand on a sheet of wax paper, and allow to cool until the chocolate has hardened.
Step 7: Repeat until you have made the desired number of pretzel wands!
Note: This recipe makes a great party activity! If you are planning to do this with a group, be sure to separate the sprinkles into small containers, in order to make decorating easier!
Chocolate Covered Frogs
These chocolate-covered frogs may not hop on the table, but they most certainly will in your stomach! Many thanks to Andrea for the recipe!
◦semi-sweet milk chocolate pieces (can be substituted with white or dark chocolate, depending on your taste)
Step 1: Cover a plate with wax paper. This will be used later, after the frogs are dipped.
Step 2: Place chocolate pieces into a microwave safe bowl, and place bowl in microwave. Heat at a medium heat in thirty second intervals, stirring after each one, until the chocolate is completely melted. Be careful not to burn it!
Step 3: Carefully dip the back end of a gummy frog into the chocolate. Place dipped frog onto the wax paper-covered plate.
Step 4: Repeat step 3 with the remaining gummy frogs.
Step 5: Place the plate of dipped frogs into refrigerator, until the chocolate hardens.
Note: If you're holding a magical gathering, dip larger gummy frogs, and turn them into unique (and delicious) placecards! Design "wizard cards" with each of your guests names on them. At each seat, place the respective card, along with a dipped frog!
Mini Dragon Eggs
"Five of Charlie's fellow keepers staggered up to the horntail at that moment, carrying a clutch of huge granite-gray eggs between them in a blanket. They placed them carefully at the Horntail's side. Hagrid let out a moan of longing." -Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, pg. 328 American Edition, Hardcover.
Thanks to Timeturner for the recipe!
◦1 pound ground sausage
◦Fine dry bread crumbs
◦Shredded cheddar cheese
◦8 hard boiled eggs (remember to peel off the shells)
◦1 egg, beaten
Step 1: Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Step 2: Divide sausage into 8, 2-ounce portions.
Step 3: On a surface that has been sprinkled with bread crumbs, pat out each 2-ounce sausage portion to a 1/8-inch thickness.
Step 4: Sprinkle each sausage patty with two tablespoons of shreeded cheese.
Step 5: Carefully wrap one patty completely around one of the hard boiled eggs. Press the edges together to tightly seal the egg in its sausage cocoon. Repeat with remaining sausage patties and hard boiled eggs.
Step 6: Dip each of the sausage wrapped eggs into the beaten egg and then roll it in a bowl of the bread crumbs
Step 7: Place the finished dragon egg on a baking sheet. Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes, or until the sausage is lightly browned
Step 8: Remove from the oven, and enjoy!
The house specialty, and a must for any visitor to The Three Broomsticks! Now you can recreate this delicious (and non-alcoholic) treat in your kitchen. Many thanks to Karen for this recipe!
◦1 quart of water
◦1 cup of honey
◦1/2 teaspoon of nutmeg
◦1/4 teaspoon of ginger
◦1/2 teaspoon almond extract
Step 1: Add all ingredients to a pan, and bring to a boil on the stove.
Step 2: As it begins to boil, a skin will form on the surface. Scrape it off, and continue to stir the contents of the pan until the scum ceases to form.
Step 3: Allow to cool, and enjoy!
credit to mugglenet