Master Hayden’s Cauldron Cakes Recipe:
For experienced bakers the recipe card will tell you everything, but here are some tricks for you novices as well as my reasoning behind this treat.
Why use a pie shell? Because it looks cauldron-like and adds a crunchy element which is different to normal cakes. It’s like the hard exterior of a real cauldron.
You can just use ready-rolled pastry for this - though it should be a sweet pastry. If you get square sheets just cut it into quarters and gently press it into your muffin tray. A rule with pastry is that you always allow a little extra than the desired finished size because it will shrink when it cooks. Blind baking is where you cook a pie shell a little first before you add filling so the pastry cooks properly. Because you will be putting these back in to the oven for 20 minutes you don’t want to cook them too much. They should be lightly golden.
When it comes to adding the melted dark chocolate to the cake mixture you’ll want to start mixing the other ingredients and then add it in as you’re mixing because it can cook the eggs if you pour hot chocolate on them. Also, the chocolate should be quite cooled - but still runny - before you add it because otherwise is will harden when it hits the cool mixture.
We dip the pastry in chocolate because in the books the cakes were chocolate on the outside.
The golden sauce is simple and delicious. Though make sure you don’t let the sugar boil and form a toffee because that will set hard once you add the cream and/or after you pour it in. The idea is you’ll bite into your cake and there will be a flood of warm caramel sauce that spills out without being messy. It’s like having a potion from the cauldron and the warmth/liquid adds another depth of sensations to the cake. You can of course serve them cooled too.
This is the inscription above the Mirror of Erised. To find it’s meaning one must simply read it in a mirror, as it were.
Click the image to discover what the inscription means.
Master Hayden’s Butterbeer Latte Recipe:
So, it’s all explained in the recipe card graphic, but I have a few special notes to add.
Firstly, I invented this beverage in an effort to include all the flavours and textures I know Butterbeer to include and how I imagine it: creamy, frothy, butterscotch, shortbread. Let me explain how. Obviously butterscotch is covered by a caramel made from butter and brown sugar (not to be confused with raw sugar). The excess fat from the butter and combined with milk makes it creamy. The vanilla is commonly used in baked goods, thereby reminding one of cakes and biscuits, and a dash of cinnamon adds warmth of flavour. When the milk is boiled it creates froth that rises to the top - make sure it doesn’t boil over. Oh, when it’s done, the fat in the butter will obviously rise to the top so not to worry when an attractive yellow film forms.
To my taste this is damn near perfect butterbeer. If it could be carbonated then I would say it is perfection.
…the magic never ends…
…the magic never ends…
Well, you should because it was constant for over a day and about 20 or so of you followed me as a result.
Anyway, we REALLY should have been having it THIS weekend. I mean, we’re seeing it on Tuesday night/Wednesday morning so this would have been the perfect occasion to do it. However, we graciously changed it to weeks ago because we were supposedly going to be busy with my friend’s birthday party today.
The bitch changed his mind about coming up the day AFTER the marathon and as of right now he still hasn’t even decided when he’s coming. Skank.
My life is ruined! I can’t justify using my time on another marathon right now! I mean, I will FO’ SHO’ be watching Deathly Hallows Part 1 on the night-of but it would have been effing nice to have been doing the marathon now! BITCH!
I don’t know if it is just Tumblr but I feel that the Harry Potter, Starkid and Glee fandoms are closely linked nowadays.
And the bridging link there is Starkid! Harry Potter is continued into the Starkid musicals which link Harry Potter to the Starkid fandom. Darren is at the forefront of the Starkid fandom and is also linked to Harry Potter. Darren is cast on Glee so Glee is fed back into the Starkid fandom which is linked to the Harry Potter fandom. So, in reality, Darren is specifically the linking element in this equation. Without him we wouldn’t have this social network that has created the PotterStarkidGleek.
Need a diagram? I made one for fun cause I’m a huge nerd.