Madam Rosmerta’s Featured Recipe: Oversized Blueberry Muffins
If you plan on making 2015 the year of “more” then why not apply the same thinking to the size of your desserts? While we’re not promoting a full on “supersizing” frenzy, making your occasional indulgences well…bigger, can certainly enhance the experience of your courses. Hence this feature of Madam Rosmerta’s Recipes was inspired by Mrs. Weasley’s oversized blueberry muffins which have been cooked up by Renee on her site the Leafy Cauldron. As an added bonus, like most of her recipes, this one is both vegan friendly and gluten-free which removes some of the guilt associated with the sizes of these treats.
Renee, who originally set out to put a vegan spin on many of the selections in Dinah Bucholz’s The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook, came across these muffins when reading The Order of the Phoenix. She recalled the scene at Grimmauld Place when Harry is coaxed into having breakfast by Mrs. Weasley prior to the start of his “trial” and somewhat reluctantly selects her blueberry muffin. However given that he was facing expulsion, he was rightly either too nervous or preoccupied to actually eat it. Luckily for us, we get to try it.
Baked using fresh blueberries, a bit of lemon juice and non-dairy vanilla milk these muffins pack a delightful crunchy topping that is guaranteed to slow down even the busiest of mornings for a few moments of breakfast bliss. Alternatively, these can become your “whenever” desserts. When are you feeling peckish? Lunch? Dinner? Close to that afternoon slump? Whenever. It doesn’t matter. Wrap them, pack them and then be off on your day knowing that these are sure to fill you up. Just don’t go overboard. We suspect a food coma might be around the corner if you’re not too careful.
Thanks to Renee for sharing this with us. And Harry, who’ll never know what he missed. Be sure to get the full recipe for this and all of our lip-smacking assortments at the Madam Rosmerta Recipes section. If you think you have a Potter-inspired recipe worth sharing then be sure to get in touch via our contact page. And as always let us know your thoughts and experiences in the comment section here or on any of our social media platforms. Until the next time, happy tasting and have a delicious new year!