7 'Harry Potter' Recipes to Make Before the Movie!


Harry PotterWith everyone anticipating the final battle between Harry Potter and Lord Voldemort He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named in the first installment of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, we're being apparated back into the wizarding world and all of the delicious food that goes along with it. 

To help you fully geek out get into the Harry Potter spirit, I've found 7 Harry Potter-inspired recipes for you to make before you head off to watch Harry, Ron, and Hermione begin their search for the remaining Horcruxes. Most of these treats are sweets, but being bad never tasted so good (I suppose Slytherin wins this round), and they're super easy to make, even without a wand.

Treacle Tart: This traditional British dessert is a favorite of Harry's and shows up periodically throughout the series. Perfect for those wizards (and Muggles!) with a sweet tooth. Try this treacle tart recipe from Hell's Kitchen chef Gordan Ramsay.

Treacle Tart

Rock Cakes: Mrs. Weasley often made rock cakes, which are similar to scones, to go along with tea time. Just please refrain from doing that obnoxious British pinky-raising thing while you eat it.

rock cakes

Butterbeer: Ever since the Wizarding World of Harry Potter opened, folks have been able to get a taste of what the magical drink truly tastes like. "Like cream soda. It was somewhat thick, and it was really sweet, and then it got salty as you swallowed it, like butterscotch," one visitor describes. The drink has been tasted and approved by J.K. Rowling herself, but you don't have to apparate to Hogsmeade (or Orlando) to get a taste. Try this butterbeer recipe from FOX in your home.


Pumpkin Juice: Because butterbeer has inebriating effects in the books (though the above version is non-alcoholic), pumpkin juice is the drink of choice for students inside Hogwarts. Check out this super-easy, straightforward recipe from MuggleNet.com.

pumpkin juiceCauldron Cakes: Hollow out chocolate muffins and fill with a mousse filling. The books say that the insides are stuffed with a "yellowish filling," but at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, they use milk chocolate mousse and topped with a chocolate handle (try licorice instead, it's easier to bend).

cauldron cakes

Bertie Bott's Every Flavor Beans: These jelly beans are actually available in retail. Oh, and don't worry, they left out the bogie-flavored ones.

bertie bott's every flavor bean

Yorkshire Pudding: Geez, those Hogwarts kids must've been on a sugar high year-round. So last but not least, let's add a regular recipe. Yorkshire Pudding is a major component of England's national dish, Roast Beef and Yorkshire Pudding. A tray of Yorkshire Pudding fresh from the oven should be well-risen and golden brown with a crisp exterior and soft middle.

yorkshire pudding

Have you ever tried any foods from Harry Potter? Which ones would you like to get a taste of?


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PonyC... PonyChaser

It wasn't Mrs. Weasley who made the rock cakes, it was Hagrid!!  And the trio usually accepted them gracefully, but then hid them in their cloaks for disposal later, because they were hard enough to break teeth.

And the Bertie Bott's Beans that are available for sale may not include a bogie flavored one, but they DO include vomit.  Don't ask me how I know this.

As for the HP treat that I'd like?  Not so much the food as the house-elves to make it for me, then clean it up after!


Eek, wouldn't want to eat Hagrid's rock cakes, as his were said to be so hard that it'd break your teeth! (they were literally rock cakes, hehe!). There were actually a few times when Mrs. Weasley made them though, and being the fantastic baker that she is, those turned out much better! Trust, the recipe that I linked to are a Mrs. Weasley version, not Hagrid's! LoL

PonyC... PonyChaser

Wait.... you're British, right?  I wonder if they were "rock cakes" in the books in England, and something else in the American books?  Because my husband and I have read the books about a million times between us, and I don't remember reading that!  Interesting.

ocmom... ocmommy2two

The one time I ate those beans, I ate a sardine flavored one... NASTY!

lovin... lovinangels

I have to say.. I thought Hagrid made the cakes, too..

Also, Muggle.net has a recipe for butterbeer, that doesn't involve the caramel process. Caramel and I, well, we aren't friends. We enjoy each other from a distance, I'll purchase it premade, but as accomplished as a cook as I am, I've done some truly hideous things to caramel.


I had some nasty flavored bertie botts beans too. I'll be making those cakes...both rock and cauldron. too fun.

tntmo... tntmom1027

I will have to make the rock cakes and butter beer..though maybe instead of rum extract adding a little rum instead.. lol 

I've had the beans. 


This reminds me I have to go pick up my tickets for the show tonight....lol ordered them early online, I am such a geek, 

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