Last night ErinAquaheart, my mom and I got up to some extra curricular activities! We had a harry potter movie marathon crafting party and we made special snacks. I made butter beer, and butterscotch brooms. We also had Dragon Fire Dip, Hot and Spicy Dragon Eggs, Crone Claws, and gummy slugs. It was super fun! Now I will explain what all of that stuff is in muggle terms: Dragon Fire Dip: Sweet and Hot Jalapeno jelly served of cream cheese, Hot and Spicy Dragon Eggs: Spicy olives and Garlic cloves from the olive bar at the store, Crone Claws: Seasoned pita chips that we got at a local deli that looked like long sharp fingernails, As for the gummy slugs we were just lucky to find them at the store from the Wonka brand. The butter beer and butterscotch brooms, I have recipes for and here they are:
Note: this is a hot verson of the drink.
1 liter of cream soda
1 small container of cool whip
1 cup of non dairy creamer powder
2 Table spoons of vanilla
1 Table spoon of rum extract or you could add real rum to taste if you wanted to make this a grown up butter beer.
1Table spoon or butter flavoring, (I used the wilton kind meant for icing)
1/4 cup butterscotch syrup
1/4 tsp salt
Combine everything accept for the marshmallow cream in a large sauce pan and heat until everything dissolves and forms a uniform texture. Once the mixture is to the temperature you are comfortable with for a hot drink, ladle into mugs, top with a dollop of marshmallow cream, a drizzle of butterscotch and a sprinkle of salt.
1 bag of butterscotch chips
1 bag of crunchy chinese noodles
some table spoons of milk
Pretzel rods, or pocky
Melt butterscotch chips in a pan adding milk one table spoon at a time to aid in the melting (you only want as much milk as you need because you want them to harden, I probably ended up using 3 or four tablespoons, the less the better though) Once butterscotch chips are completely melted poor in crunchy chinese noodles a little at a time and stir until you have a good ratio of noodle to butterscotch (all the noodles generously covered without pools of extra butterscotch ) spoon out lumps of the covered noodles onto wax paper and insert your pretzel rod or pocky stick into the center, it will take some manipulating to get the stick to stand up. Once you have all of your brooms on the wax paper refrigerate for 1 hour to make sure they are set. There is an alternative to the butterscotch if you want a more winter holiday type treat and that is instead of butterscotch chips use white chocolate chips and add a tiny bit of peppermint flavoring, and use peppermint sticks for the broom stick and then you have peppermint brooms!
Class/Challenge/House Pride: house unity
Project Name: Home made wizarding treats for a movie marathon/crafting party
Brief Description: See recipes above, I believe this homework project fits the house unity challenge because everyone was welcome to the party and everyone was welcome to the treats. All the houses use brooms and drink butter beer if nothing else that is something they have in common. AND I am pleased to announce that my mom (MommaAquaheart) will be joining craftster and enrolling in hogwarts today!! As I said in a previous post, a family that crafts together laughs together. She has been so excited for us as we complete our projects and research our assignments, but has been to shy to join, so I finally convinced her! I am so excited to get her to try new things! She would like to be a Gryffindor.