The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook: From Cauldron Cakes to Knickerbocker Glory--More Than 150 Magical Recipes for Wizards and Non-Wizar by Dinah BucholzThe Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook: From Cauldron Cakes to Knickerbocker Glory--More Than 150 Magical Recipes for Wizards and Non-Wizar by Dinah Bucholz

The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook: From Cauldron Cakes to Knickerbocker Glory--More Than 150…

byDinah Bucholz

Hardcover | September 18, 2010

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Bangers and mash with Harry, Ron, and Hermione in the Hogwarts dining hall.

A proper cuppa tea and rock cakes in Hagrid's hut.

Cauldron cakes and pumpkin juice on the Hogwarts Express.

With this cookbook, dining a la Hogwarts is as easy as Banoffi Pie! With more than 150 easy-to-make recipes, tips, and techniques, you can indulge in spellbindingly delicious meals drawn straight from the pages of your favorite Potter stories, such as:
  • Treacle Tart--Harry's favorite dessert
  • Molly's Meat Pies--Mrs. Weasley's classic dish
  • Kreacher's French Onion Soup
  • Pumpkin Pasties--a staple on the Hogwarts Express cart

With a dash of magic and a drop of creativity, you'll conjure up the entrees, desserts, snacks, and drinks you need to transform ordinary Muggle meals into magical culinary masterpieces, sure make even Mrs. Weasley proud!
Dinah Bucholz taught English before working as a copyeditor for a book publisher. A passionate pie baker known for her fine desserts, Bucholz is now a full-time mother to her four children in Philadelphia, PA. Visit her website at
Title:The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook: From Cauldron Cakes to Knickerbocker Glory--More Than 150…Format:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 9.12 × 7 × 0.9 inPublished:September 18, 2010Publisher:Adams MediaLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1440503257

ISBN - 13:9781440503252

Appropriate for ages: 9


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fun and full of nums There are a lot of great recipes in this cookbook, including pumpkin juice, and it has an attractive design. Sadly, it doesn't contain a butterbeer recipe. You can find a plethora of butterbeer recipes on Pinterest and around the internet, however--try them all until you find the one you like best!
Date published: 2018-08-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from fun! so many amazing recipes that were pretty easy to follow!
Date published: 2018-08-01
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good gift A really good gift for a HP fan. It is nice to look at, very original and very Harry Potter!
Date published: 2018-07-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fun Fun, creative recipes for wizards and muggles alike!
Date published: 2018-03-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from For the avid Harry Potter fans! It was a Christmas gift for one of my friends. She loves Harry Potter and this was another book she could add to her collection. The hardcover also looked very nice. The only thing I would mention is that I was sad to see that there was no recipe for Butterbeer :( Nevertheless, it's a great gift!
Date published: 2018-03-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it There are some recipes in here I cannot make due to allergies but love this book
Date published: 2018-03-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome! Some great and fun recipes in this #plumreview
Date published: 2018-01-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Awesome I've had this for awhile now and I love it. It contains almost all of the food we see in Harry Potter!
Date published: 2018-01-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from pretty cool cookbook fun to go along with Harry Potter movie nights
Date published: 2017-12-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Clever gift for HP fans Love the references and recipes. My friend loved it!
Date published: 2017-12-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Clever Some great recipes to bring the English spirit home!
Date published: 2017-11-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it This book is perfect for all Harry Potter fans. I especially love the desserts :)
Date published: 2017-09-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great! This is great to add to your Harry Potter collection! Absolutely love this!
Date published: 2017-09-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fun! This is a must-have for any HP fan !!!
Date published: 2017-09-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fun What a fun way to cook along side the world of wizards. Love the way the recipes were written, and the fact that it actually references the Harry Potter Series.
Date published: 2017-08-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very fun! I got this for my niece who loves Harry Potter, and she has thoroughly enjoyed it.
Date published: 2017-06-27
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not as "magical" as I'd hoped, but still really great I guess it took my going through this cookbook to realize just how many foods mentioned in the Harry Potter series are just British standards. This book does a good job of reminding you of the connections to the Harry Potter universe and you can make a good book-themed feast. There isn't a lot in here that isn't already widely available in online blogs, but it's a nice little collection.
Date published: 2017-06-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great British recipes This book mainly adapts British cuisine into magical food, but hey have some unique ideas! Great for themed parties!
Date published: 2017-06-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Loved it I got this book for my birthday one year from my friends. Those girls knew I loved Harry Potter. I loved getting it and I love the recipes inside. I've only ever tried a handful of them but I'd be willing to try more soon! The victoria Sponge Cake was very delicious.
Date published: 2017-05-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Cute , awesome recipes. Tried quite a few recipes already, all good.
Date published: 2017-04-26
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Cute! A cute gift for that friend who loved Harry Potter. The recipe's aren't too hard and it's fun to make some of the treats from the series
Date published: 2017-03-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really Clever and Good Food I love anything Harry Potter and any Harry Potter fan would enjoy this book. Well the recipes are mostly traditional British recipes they still get tied into the series by providing quotes from the series that mentioned the food. I've tried about 47 recipes from the cookbook so far within the last 6 months and have liked 45/47. Instructions are very clear and a lot of recipes are at a beginner or slightly above beginner level (although some are advanced but there is a note indicating if it is was). Really love it.
Date published: 2017-03-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great book to use for HP themed parties used this book for my daughter's HP themed birthday party and it was so much fun! recipes are easy to follow and my daughter loved helping me whip things up
Date published: 2017-03-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Mainly basic recipes, but a fun twist Most of the food in the book isn't specifically "Harry Potter" food. That said, there is very little mentioned in the books about food specific to the magical community. The recipes that are are mentioned. The regular British recipes are linked to the HP series by quotes or reference to the books. It's fairly well done.
Date published: 2017-02-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from YES fun book for harry potter fns
Date published: 2017-02-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from clever very intriguing and clever, seriously good!
Date published: 2017-02-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tasty! Mu got this for me on my birthday a year ago, still in perfect condition and use it for all sorts of events and times.
Date published: 2017-02-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Gift Got this as a gift, Great for any Harry Potter Fan. While it may seem like a cash grab I think it's fun and cute! and re recipes are good too!
Date published: 2017-01-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Perfect for HP fans who love cooking! Bought this cookbook as a gift for my boyfriend who loves Harry Potter and loves to cook. It is such a fun book with recipes from the series.
Date published: 2017-01-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fun but haven't made anything Such a fun cookbook, I have so many things tabs but haven't gotten around to making anything
Date published: 2016-12-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely love it Bought this a couple of years ago, still love making Harry's first birthday cake. The recipes are excellent.
Date published: 2016-12-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Really good! Really fun to make, and eat of course!
Date published: 2016-12-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fun and tasty! I've had this cookbook for years and have always really enjoyed using it. My only complaint is that some recipes are way too lengthy or difficult for me to try (although I'm sure some people would enjoy that). I personally recommend the pumpkin pasties, jam tarts and sugar biscuits - yum!
Date published: 2016-11-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super fun! This book is actually useable and really fun for any HP fan!
Date published: 2016-11-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very good book I got it for my friend and she loved it, very good book and a lot of tasty recipes to make.
Date published: 2016-11-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Innovative and Witty! As a huge fan of Harry Potter, I just had to buy this. Though most of the recipes are WAY out of my skill range, they seem absolutely delicious, although some of the recipes do call for rather odd ingredients i.e. blood... wouldn't recommend trying those ones, unless you just so happen to be a butcher or a vampire.
Date published: 2016-11-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely Awesome This cookbook is fantastic! I purchased this book for my son (8 years old) for an Easter Present, and to my surprise he had checked it out at the school library for the March Break! I was shocked and a bit disappointed that he already knows that this book exists, but that's okay, the book will have to go back to the library and then he will receive one of his own at Easter. We loved making the Lemon Drops that are Dumbledor's (don't know if that's how you spell it?lol) favorite. Awesome! Some of the recipes I will never even try, but isn't that true with all cookbooks? Even just reading the descriptions about who liked the recipes in the story and where they came from in the book was enough to get my son reading a cookbook! He made a grocery list of what we need to buy and we went shopping. It is a great addition to the series. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who likes Harry Potter and cooking with your children. Or just as an addition to your book collection.
Date published: 2015-03-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AMAZING. I am a huge Harry Potter fan, and I absolutely love this cookbook. I constantly go back to it and I've had it for a year or two now. The blueberry muffin recipe is to die for. The books are also referenced to the page where the meal was mentioned, which is pretty neat. I also have severe peanut and fish allergies, and this is one of the first cookbooks I've owned where I can make pretty much every recipe.
Date published: 2014-11-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from awsome Got the book for my GF whose a bigger harry potter fan then me. It has a lot of cool recipes like pumpkin juice and Cauldron cakes. It also has has some traditional English food love it.
Date published: 2012-06-01
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Clever! Harry Potter cookbook! How Clever!
Date published: 2012-01-12

Editorial Reviews

"The food in the Harry Potter series has had us drooling for over a decade … but now you can finally make your own! The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook will have you performing absolute magic in the kitchen … . These easy-to-follow recipes are apparently delicious and don't require you to be a master chef either, meaning this is an essential book for yourself and for any budding chefs in the family. Time to dust off your cauldrons and get cooking!"