Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Harry Potter recipes a'la A Chaotic Cook! Pt 1

The gang gets ready to eat!
So I admit it, I am a HUGE....(can you say psycho?) fan of the Harry Potter books. I have read them and re-read them, I am not ashamed! Then came the movies...I love them...seriously! The movies actually did justice to the books which is extremely rare. I own them all and have watched them more then once. Then my wonderful, dear, sweet, understanding (he is especially understanding of my insanity) husband took me to the 'Wizarding World of Harry Potter' at Universal Studios Orlando...I was over the moon excited!!! Worse than any kid could ever be. It was wonderful, magical and I will never forget seeing Hogwarts sitting on the hill as we walked toward amazingly realistic. Or strolling through the castle... We rode the ride, toured the shops, ate at the Three Broomsticks n Hogsmeade
Matthew enjoys his pumpkin juice
(voted by the hubby and kids to be the best theme park food).  The excitement for me was also tasting ButterBeer (both regular and frozen)and Pumpkin Juice...both of which are mentioned MANY times in the books but I could never imagine what they would taste like.  Both were delicious!!  Where else can you get these delicious drinks? Nowhere thats we would have to make our own.  The following is our version of Pumpkin juice (Butterbeer will be in another post)  Enjoy!
Noah and his Butterbeer

Pumpkin Juice for 6

In a blender combine (Important for all ingredients to be cold!)
6 tbl canned pumpkin pie mix (not JUST canned pumpkin!)
5 tbl Simply Fruit Apricot preserves
2 tea brown sugar
3 cups apple cider
3 cups apple juice
1/4 tea roasted cinnamon
4 ice cubes

Puree all and serve immediately ....the juice will separate if it sits to long so re-blend if you are not serving right away.
Sarah and Jacob at the 3 Broomsticks

Me, my cornish (savory) pasties and my yummy Butterbeer!

Another treat Harry Potter and his friends enjoy are pasties (both sweet and savory). An English dish, these semicircular pastries are filled with just about anything.  The Pasties below will remind you of tiny pumpkin pies! Yummmmmmy

Pumpkin Pasty

1/2  of a 1 lb can of pumpkin pie mix(again NOT just canned pumpkin!)
1 egg
3 tbl brown sugar
1/2 can evaporated milk
pinch salt
2 pie 9 inch pie crust (home made or store bought)

combine everything except the crusts in a bowl. whisk well. pour into a greased baking dish and bake 35 minutes at 425 degrees or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool completely.  Cut crusts into circles (I do 3 - 4 inch circles but you can make these ANY size you want)  spoon some cooled pumpkin into center of each circle and fold circle into a half moon shape over the filling. seal edges and lay on a cookie sheet coated with cooking spray.  Bake in the 425 oven for about 10 minutes or until browned. Cool.  Serve plain or with a glazeor sprinkle of 10x sugar.


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