Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Harry Potter Snacks, Part 1

Somehow I've managed to keep my love for Harry Potter pretty quiet on the blogosphere, but with HP and the Half Blood Prince coming out this summer, it's time for me to reveal my nerdiness as well. My house is hosting weekly Harry Potter viewing parties, complete with fun wizard snacks, each Tuesday night leading up to the 6th movie premiere on July 15th. No matter how many times I read the books or see the movies, I love them equally every time.

My roommate Christine and I spent a good deal of time brainstorming and finding recipes from fellow bloggers, which I will be sharing in the coming weeks. For fellow fans, I hope you appreciate it! Even if you're not, these recipes are pretty tasty on their own :)

Chocolate Frogs

Thanks to Christine's dedication, she ordered a frog mold online. We then simply melted chocolate bark and filled each frog, adding walnuts and cashews to them for an added crunch. What a hit!

Cauldron Cakes

These spice cakes were simple and light!

2 cups flour

1 1/2 cups sugar
3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 cup softened butter
1 cup milk

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

3 eggs

3/4 teaspoon cinnamon

1/8 teaspoon ginger

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix eggs, sugar, butter,cinnamon, ginger, and vanilla in large mixing bowl on whip for 2 minutes. Mix other solid ingredients and milk in gradually in the large mixing bowl. Fill muffin tins about half way and bake 25 minutes.

Pumpkin Juice

We washed it all down with a fresh glass of Pumpkin Juice, which my friend Greg coined
"Rumkin" Juice by adding a healthy dose of rum. Booze or not, this beverage was surprisingly refreshing!

5 cups apple juice
1 cup pumpkin puree

2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice

Combine all in a large pitcher and stir well. Serve on ice. Makes about 6 cups.


Lundy said...

AMAZING! Loved every minute! Sad to miss next week but look forward to weeks to come.

funwithyourfood said...

Love the scarf!!
I think we might do a hardcore harry potter weekend were we watch ALL of them over 2 days..
It'll be intense.. now I have food ideas, gracias :)

Petes said...

Pumpkin juice will definitely become a staple drink in the autumn months...so yummy!

thehungryengineer (april) said...

We're Potter fans too - can't **wait** for half-blood prince to come out. The recipes look fantastic :-)

Erin said...

Have you read this Serious Eats post yet? Maybe you can give butterbeer a try.


Ayra StarFlower said...

another way to make butterbeer is to mix rootbeer with butter!

Mel said...

For the pumpkin juice, did you use the puree from cooked pumpkins? I guess raw pumpkin wouldn't quite work, but I wanted to check!