The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook: From Cauldron Cakes to Knickerbocker Glory--More Than 150 Magical Recipes for Wizards and Non-Wizards Alike
A proper cuppa tea and rock cakes in Hagrid's hut.
Cauldron cakes and pumpkin juice on the Hogwarts Express.
With this cookbook, dining a la Hogwarts is as easy as Banoffi Pie! With more than 150 easy-to-make recipes, tips, and techniques, you can indulge in spellbindingly delicious meals drawn str...more
More lists with this book...
A recipe for Bacon and Eggs? Really? Actually it's two recepies for Bacon and Eggs and then another for bacon. Has anybody ever needed instructions on how to make bacon?
The way the recepies are sorted is less-than-ideal. There's a chapter for the food Harry had with the Dursley's, another for the Weasley's, the Hogwarts. So for every chapter you get proper dinner,...more
Hogwarts is the literary place I'd most like to visit. (Go Slytherin) I'd want to drink Butterbeer and eat treats from Honedukes candy shop. Wh...more
Real cooking takes some effort, people. Real cooking isn't about throwing three ingredients into the microwave and hoping it doesn't taste like rubber when it comes out. These recipes are the REAL DEAL. Real cooking, real home cooking. So it will take some effort.
Some of the recipes are great. I totally enjoyed the Yorkshire pudding with our roast (we did pork since I don't...more
The four stars come mostly from it being Harry Potter themed. The author links all of her recipes to Harry, whether they are direct treats from the books or just mentioned dishes. If I wasn't such...more
There are several things in here that I would have changed.
1) No photos. No photos at all. I know that makes cookbooks cost more (and not all cookbooks have them) but for not particularly gifted cooks like myself, well. We kind of need the photos.
2) Not particularly easy looking recipes. Again ... kind of depends on what you're looki...more
The thing that got to me the most though, was that some recipes have not even been tested.
Quote: "You may find this recipe a bit, well, repulsive. The following recipe has not been tested, so proceed at your peril (if you can even find all the ingredients)."
This was a recipe for haggis and while I will certainly admit that this is not something that I think "Right, well, I can't wait to make that Tuesd...more
So much fun. Most of the recipes are from Great...more
I'm totally going to buy one, and start trying some out.
A few are pretty fancy, so maybe I need to throw a party and try them out.
But most are just regular things, but better 'cause they're something Harry would have had. :)
See alsoLobscouse and Spotted Dog: Which It's a Gastronomic Companion to the Aubrey/Maturin Novels... another book I love of recipe's from books that I LOVE.
However, I was pretty disappointed with this book. I was expecting magical recipes. You know, recipes that WIZARDS would cook. Not just random recipes that appeared one random time in the series and are something that you would find in any standard cookbook.
Overall, I wasn't to h...more
The only improvement I would suggest is some of the organization. The book has grouped recipes, where there are two different kinds of ice creams listed under the same recipe...more
Although the recipes seemed like the ordinary ones that we find in most other cookbooks, especially the cakes, there were also surprise like 'icy lemon pops', 'cauldron cakes', 'acid pops', 'pumpkin pasties' and so on.
The 'chicken and mushroom pie' was the most favorite dish of mine from this book. The 'citrus cake with mango filling' tempted me as well. There are a lot of recipes in this book that I would like to try, and when I do, I'll update this review as well :D
This is a fun and interesting cookbook and I am excited about trying some of these recipes.. like the Cauldron Cakes but I can promise I wont be trying "Molly's Meat Pies"... those just look gross...lol.. I went to town telling him about how I was trying these recipes and he was going to eat them wether he liked it or not..lol...
So far I have made the pumpkin pasties (and gotten rave reviews), meringues, one of the chicken dishes and a couple more (my book has post it notes in it and is not currently on hand to verify names). It's getting that lovely used look to it - I'm not the neatest cook and do not have a book rest to lean it against while cooking. :D
It was fun to see what her concepts were, but I thought overall the recipes were not inspiring, and some of the dialogue accompanying the recipes was dry reading.
I didn't find any recipes that I would like to try-bummer.
However one thing I did like was the book references-chapters-quotes that she attached to each recipe (what book and chapter).
(however there are many more book...more