7 Jul 2011

Harry Potter and the Deathly Desserts

Me as Professor Trelawney

When Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows was published I was lucky enough to be working the midnight opening at Waterstone's, Edinburgh East End. Also with us that night, aside from the hundreds of fans queued up outside, was a documentary crew filming snippets for J.K. Rowling: A Year in the Life which later ended up as part of the DVD extras on Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. If you watch closely, there is a split second of me dressed as Professor Trelawney waving my hands around like a spell casting maniac. It's my one claim to international fame (albeit anonymous).

Working my magic on the tills - 21st July, 2007

So as the last film makes it's premier in Leicester Square tonight, I thought it fitting to create some new Potter-themed desserts with a grown-up flavour. After all, our characters have come of age and they've just won an epic battle. 

Let's celebrate the end of a magical era with...Hogsmeade Butterbeer Tarts, Gryffindor Mulled Mead Jelly and Mincemeat "Haggis" (I know that last one isn't strictly Potter related but go with me on this one - I'm drawing on the JK Rowling / Edinburgh connection here. I guarantee you'll want to serve it at your next Burns Night Supper too.)

Read, Bake, Eat along with me!
Harry Potter is published in the UK by Bloomsbury Press 
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1 comment:

  1. Alan Bartholet25 July 2011 at 20:13

    I must admit that I have yet to read the Harry Potter books or see any of the movies. It's not that have anything against them, from what I've heard the books are suppose to be well written, it's just that like most people I have a back log of of books to read.


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