Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Butterbeer

I love Rebecca Lando of Working Class Foodies. She's looking for recipe testers for the cookbook she's working on. Sign up for her email newsletter and help a girl out!

A special occasion recipe in honor of HP IV.2 to toast the HP phenomenon that has been part of our lives since 1997. Really!

Watch her do it; the video is short and helpful for the visual learners among us.


Recipe, narrative-style

In a saucepan:
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 T water

Cook on med-high heat, stirring frequently to keep from burning.
Dip spatula in cool water to keep sugar from sticking to it.
When it comes to boil, stop stirring. Use a candy thermometer and watch it closely until it reaches 240 degrees. She says this happens quickly.

In a bowl:
5 T slightly softened butter
1 T lemon juice
1/2 t salt
1 T vanilla extract

Remove pot from heat & stir in contents of bowl.

Slowly add:
1/4 C heavy cream

Stir and let cool.

In a your favorite large mug:
2 T of cc syrup
selzter water to fill the glass

(RL adds a shot of bourbon at this point and demonstrates how to get a Hermione-esque butterbeer mustache. So many reasons to love her.)

Enjoy! Cheers, J.K., Emma, Daniel and Rupert and all HP fans out there!

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