Friday, June 24, 2011

Big, Fluffy Pancakes. A Harry Potter Recipe

"In the Wizarding world this dish is called Cauldron Cakes. Harry see's them for the first time on the witch's trolley on board the Hogwarts Express in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. He generously shares with Ron, who finds his dry corned beef sandwich unappealing."

I wasn't really sure what recipe to do next, so my mom and I went through the book and picked out some that sounded good. While we were at the pool my brother bet my mom that if we could make a basket from the diving board she'd have to make pancakes. Well he made one eventually then I made two in a row.

When I found this recipe I decided I'd make the pancakes.

 So the first think we had to do was get all the ingredients, mom was assisting me today because I had never made pancakes.

Then we mixed the eggs, sugar and lemon zest.

We also have a power and baking soda combo and milk.

Then I had to mix everything together, thought that is my mom mixing it.

Got the pan ready.

I let her go first, we weren't sure how this was going to work out.

As you can see, Mom's pancake flipping skills need some work. Also I am not sure why they aren't as big and fluffy as you'd imagine.

More and more came, getting bigger not very fluffy. We couldn't get an exact circle.

This was my first attempt.

Had to be very careful, I wanted to do better then my mom.

And I did!! Nearly perfect right? I think so.

If you look at the back of the plate its obvious we had been snacking.

Cut off those edges and we have a perfect circle!

Not so much right here.

They turned out looking rather weird. Not as pretty as most pancakes.

I will say that they tasted really good. I probably used a bit to much lemon zest, they had a lemon flavor to them because of that. I am not sure why the pancakes were not big and fluffy or if this is what they consider big and fluffy.

Still it doesn't change the fact that these were really good and fairly easy to make. I don't think I'll make them again unless I just get a wild hair for homemade pancakes.

More recipes will be coming soon! One is so good that I have made them 2 times, and of the ingredients to do it again next week.

Any guesses what that may be?

Thanks for reading and suggest the blog to your friends!!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Merlins Beard!!!!!

10 years ago I started reading the first Harry Potter book, I was in 5th grade and hated reading with a passion. It just wasn't for me. I put my index card in my book and put the book on my bookshelf and didn't return for almost 7 years.

My senior year of high school I realized reading wasn't all that bad and I started reading again. I picked up my Harry Potter book and started reading the series on and off for about 3 years. Using the same index card as a bookmark ever since.

Well I finally finished the Harry Potter series and am very sad to not have a need for that book mark (though I am currently using it for the Tales of Beedle the Bard) but the bookmark will remain in the first book until I decided to read again, even if it is years down the line when I am reading it to my children.

After finishing the series I started texting Goose talking about how amazing it would be if JK Rowling would write another book, maybe not another revolving around harry but another in the wizarding world. So I started doing so research and JKR told Oprah last fall that she was thinking about writing more books in the wizarding world.

Well you don't just tell Oprah something unless your are serious.

Today I am on twitter, doing my thing when I notices "More Potter" and "Pottermore" were trending topics. So I did my research.

Turns out JKR had letters on a Secret Street View and the letters spell out something that seems to be one of those, though only 9 letters are currently announced/been found and the M is missing (as far as I have heard).

I myself decided as a dedicated fan and a blogger I must do my research and I found the letters E O T O T R P R and I couldn't find the last E for some reason, I have the coordinates but it just doesn't work for my computer.

So what does this mean from JKR? Will she be writing more books?

I think so. I'd be interested to have books following the main casts kids or even the there lives after the battle of Hogwarts and before they send the kids off to Hogwarts.

Well she said they'd be posting more between June 15 and June 16 so I guess we should find out soon hopefully.

Also I have made 5 recipes from the book and have all the pictures on my camera and am only waiting to get my cord so I can upload those pictures! So new Harry Potter Cookbook Blogs should be coming soon.