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Sometimes I just feel the need to have a bit of Harry Potter in my life. So, I might watch one of the movies or reread one of the books. Then, I heard that May 2nd is International Harry Potter Day, so that excited me because I knew exactly what I wanted to do!
Back in December, I found the Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook on Amazon! I thought about giving it to one of my girls for Christmas, but when it came, I am ashamed to say that I couldn't part with it, so I kept it!
Anyway, here I am in April and I still haven't made anything out of this cookbook! I figured that International Harry Potter Day is the perfect excuse! I am giving you this recipe now, just in time for you to make them for May 2nd.
When you read Harry Potter, you find out about all of the interesting foods in the Wizarding World. Some of the foods are traditional British foods. As I pored over the recipes in the cookbook and read the references to the food found in the books, I felt like I was hearing Mary Berry's voice telling me what to make! There are so many recipes that I want to try, from the things Hagrid made, to the food the kids ate on the Hogwarts train, to food made by Mrs. Weasley. There are even recipes cooked by Mrs. Dursley. Since Harry's birthday is in July, I know that I will returning for more recipes, hopefully for some that won't require my oven during that time of year!
Back to May 2nd being International Harry Potter Day. May 2nd was chosen because that was the day that Harry Potter overcame and conquered Lord Voldemort. To commemorate the day, I made the decision to make Pumpkin Pasties because:
This recipe only makes 6 pasties, so if you are feeding the entire train car, you will need to make more! The filling actually will fill about a dozen pasties, so you can simply double the crust recipe.
I love the recipe for this crust! It is slightly sweet and soft and flakey when baked!
If you want to make this vegan, it would be simple to do by substituting vegan butter for the butter in the crust. The filling has no eggs or milk, so it is almost vegan already. Below is my adaptation of the recipe from the cookbook. (I didn't make it vegan this time.)
I always like to tell myself that pumpkin recipes are healthy because pumpkin is a vegetable! These pasties are not overly sweet either, so that makes them seem a little less like you are cheating on your diet. ☺
If you are a Harry Potter lover like many of us in our family, I hope you enjoy celebrating Harry Potter Day! Maybe these Pumpkin Pasties will make the perfect snack to munch on as you watch your favorite movie in the set!
Creators of Hot Cocoa Bombs! (copyrighted)
Helen Reynolds: Mother of six children , grandmother to eleven! I love to cook, craft and create things and I especially love doing that with my family, So, when my lawyer daughter, Lindsey, my artist daughter, Madalynn, and I came up with the idea of Hot Cocoa Bombs, this blog was born. Then, one more daughter, with her technical and science skills, plus creativity has joined in to round us out! Read more about us here!