Friday, July 22, 2011

Harry Potter: The Series that Made my Stomach Growl

Now that we've introduced ourselves, get ready for a series of exciting interviews as well as blogs exploring the relationship between writing and food.

Take Harry Potter for example. Now only did J.K. Rowling open up the doors to a magical world of witches and wizards, but she also introduced an entire world of culinary delights such as pumpkin pasties, sugar quills, butter beer, and cauldron cakes just to name a few. And, while we as readers have never eaten such things, it isn't hard for us to imagine the way they would taste on our tongue.

Ear wax Bertie Bott's every flavour bean?


Anyway, as a die hard Harry Potter fan girl...



Of course I would try my hand at making some of the foods talked about in the book. So, in honor of the Harry Potter finale now playing in theaters, I bring you my recipe for

Harry Potter Pumpkin Spice Cakes

And the best part is, they're really simple and really low in fat. Yay!

First, you'll need to gather your ingredients:

1 Box of Spice Cake Mix
1 Can of Pureed Pumpkin
1/2 Cup (or one of those individual cups) of Applesauce
1 Bag of Cinnamon Chips (located by the chocolate chips)

To start, preheat your over to 350 degrees. Add the cake mix, pumpkin, and applesauce together in a bowl and stir by hand until blended.

Next, add in the cinnamon chips.

When all the ingredients are combined, grease twenty-four muffin cups (I use the spray on vegetable oil) and fill each muffin cup with you cake mix. You can fill your muffin cups all the way to the top as your cakes will not rise that much.

Finally, put your cakes in the oven and bake for twenty-five minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean. When the muffins are done, let them cool for five minutes and enjoy.

Ah, it's a trip to Hogwarts with every bite.

How about you? Are there any iconic books with food you wish you could try?


  1. Oooo so making those!!! Love the post, and love the blog! :D

  2. I have a pumpkin cookie so close to this I use. I can't wait to try this one too. YUMMO!!!

  3. This looks delish! I love using HP as inspiration!

  4. YUM. I'm game for anything with pumpkin in it! I've never tried cinnamon chips though... I'll have to look for them, curious.

  5. YUM!!! Pumpkin is one of my favorite flavors. I am sooo making this soon.

  6. I would love to tour Willie Wonka's factory and sample everything! Of course, I would hope I had better manners and listening skills than the children in the book. Roald Dahl is genius in making my mouth water and my chocolate desire escalate.

  7. Oooh, I love the chocolate/pumpkin combo! I am definitely going to make these.