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Dine Like a Wizard: Enchanting Delicacies from the World of Harry Potter

Dine Like a Wizard: Enchanting Delicacies from the World of Harry Potter

Oct 10, 2023

Admit it, each of us has dreamed at least once in our lives of attending a holiday feast in the Great Hall, buying chocolate cauldrons at Honeydukes, or tasting Florean Fortescue’s famous ice cream in Diagon Alley.

A variety of magical delicacies have always occupied a special place in J.K. Rowling’s world. In the pages of the books devoted to Harry Potter’s story, there are many references to traditional English cuisine, whether it be pumpkin cookies, creamy beer, or beef and kidney pie. The recipes for all of these meals are, oddly enough, simple, not only for wizards.

Hogwarts’ Renowned Yorkshire Puddings

Yorkshire pudding is a traditional Yorkshire meal that has been served many times at Hogwarts during the feast to celebrate the start of the school year. Yorkshire pudding is also one of Harry Potter’s favorite meals.


  • wheat flour — 0.276 lb
  • milk — 0.0528 gal
  • eggs — 2 pcs 
  • butter — 0.044 lb
  • salt — ½ tsp
  • sugar — to taste


  1. Take a deep bowl, pour sifted flour into it, beat two eggs, and pour in 0.0264 gal of milk. Mix everything. Add a pinch of salt and sugar to taste. Pour in the remaining milk and mix again.
  2. Pour the resulting batter into a bowl with a spout and leave for a few hours.
  3. Take small disposable or silicone molds and add a piece of room temperature butter to each.
  4. Put all the molds in an oven heated to 428 °F for 5 minutes.
  5. Pour the resulting batter into the molds, filling each one about halfway. Put all the molds in the oven for 30 minutes.
  6. Take out the finished puddings and cool them on a wire rack. This dish is traditionally served warm, and you can add a filling to the center of each pudding if you wish.

These fluffy and golden puddings, slightly crispy on the outside and soft within, are the perfect vessel for any filling or gravy. Join a Hogwarts feast, surrounded by flickering candles and the enchanting hum of magic in the air!

Classic British Delight: Shepherd’s Pie

Shepherd’s pie is a traditional British dish that is a casserole consisting of mashed potatoes and minced meat. Of course, it will be too fancy to eat it while playing Super Sicbo, but it will be great to put it on a table during a family gathering. 


  • potatoes — 1.32 lb
  • heads of onions — 2 pcs
  • butter — 4 tbsp
  • minced lamb (or any other meat to your taste) — 1.76 lb
  • tomato paste — 2 tbsp
  • frozen peas and carrots — 0.44 lb
  • beef broth — 0.08 gal
  • milk — 0.0528 gal
  • butter — 0.13 lb
  • dried paprika — 1 tbsp
  • parsley greens, salt, black pepper, and nutmeg — to taste


  1. Fill a pot with water, bring to a boil, salt and add diced potatoes to it. Cook over medium heat until tender (20 minutes).
  2. While the potatoes are boiling, grease a skillet with a small amount of butter. Finely chop the onions and fry them over medium heat until translucent. Add the minced meat and fry until golden brown. Add tomato paste, frozen peas, and carrots to this mixture and pour in the beef broth. Mix everything thoroughly and add spices (salt, pepper) to taste. Stew over low heat for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Drain the pot with the cooked potatoes, add the remaining butter, and turn them onto mashed potatoes (using a blender or a masher). Pour milk into the mashed potatoes and add spices (salt, pepper, and nutmeg) to taste.
  4. Grease a baking dish with butter, place the meat mixture in it, and spread it evenly. Place the mashed potatoes on top of the meat and spread it evenly as well. Cover the mold with foil and send it to the preheated oven for 30 minutes. Five minutes before the end, remove the foil from the mold so the pie can brown.
  5. Take the pie out of the oven and decorate the top with herbs. You can serve the dish directly from the mold.

Reminiscent of homey dinners in the Burrow, this pie is the sort of dish that wraps you in warmth and memories of magical evenings.

Magical Pumpkin Cookies from Hogsmeade’s Streets

Pumpkin cookies are the traditional wizard pastries. It can be found both on the cart at the Hogwarts Express and at Honeydukes in Hogsmeade. Pumpkin cookies are also a favorite of Molly Weasley.


  • pumpkin puree — 0.066 gal
  • sugar — 0.44 lb
  • flour — 0.66 lb
  • butter — 0.26 lb
  • egg — 1 pc
  • baking powder — 1 tsp
  • salt — ¼ tsp
  • vanillin — ¼ tsp


  1. If you have a whole pumpkin, make a puree out of it. Take out all the seeds and fibers from it, cut out small pieces, and put them in the oven for 30 minutes. Bake at 392 °F, covering the pumpkin with foil or a lid. It can also be cooked in the microwave for 10 minutes.
  2. Mix butter, egg, sugar, salt, and the rest of the spices. Use a mixer or blender. Bring it to a homogeneous mass.
  3. Mix the sifted flour with the baking powder. Gradually add it to the cream and egg mixture. Add the pumpkin puree there. Do this step by step, periodically stirring the dough.
  4. Take a baking tray and cover it with baking paper (or grease it with butter). The resulting dough can be laid out with a tablespoon.
  5. Put the baking tray with the cookies in the oven for 25 minutes. Bake at 356 °F.
  6. After turning off the oven, let the cookies stand for another five minutes.

Soft, aromatic, and bursting with pumpkin goodness, these cookies are a fall-time must-have. Strolls through Hogsmeade on a crisp afternoon while biting them with hot tea.