Dudley's Exploding Cereal Bowl | My Harry Potter Kitchen (Recipe #1)
Updated: Jan 4, 2020
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We start our adventure through the Wizarding World of Harry Potter with Year One - the Philosopher's Stone! As Harry discovers the Wizarding World we'll be discovering it too - through our tastebuds!
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone starts with Chapter One: The Boy Who Lived, which is also where you'll find the first recipe.
"Dudley was having a tantrum and throwing his cereal at the walls"
Now as easy as it would be to add some milk to cereal in a bowl for the first recipe - that's just not the Bradley Bakes way! Instead, we're going to add a touch of magic and create the bowl out of cereal. To give it an added bit of life, and represent Dudley's tantrum, we're also going to create a gravity-defying milk splash!
You can, of course, recreate this recipe with any small cereal you like but I've gone for Coco Pops (because let's face it, Dudley would definitely go for the sweetest of cereals)
Edible Cereal Bowl Ingredients:
125g cereal (I've used Coco Pops but you can swap them for you favourite small cereal)
50g milk chocolate
100g white candy melts
Melt the butter and marshmallows in a bowl over simmering water, stirring the mixture until smooth. Remove from the heat and allow to cool slightly
Add your cereal into a mixing bowl and then pour the melted marshmallow mixture over the top. Stir through until all the cereal pieces are evenly coated
Line a small bowl with cling film and then press and even layer of the cereal mix around the sides of the bowl, and then fill in the bottom. (Wizard Tip! Grease your hands with butter or oil to prevent the mixture from sticking to them) Press the mixture firmly to make sure it holds its shape. Place into the fridge to set for 10-15 minutes.
Melt the chocolate in a bowl over simmering water. Remove the cereal bowl from the fridge and then use a silicone brush to paint the inside of the bowl with chocolate. You'll need to create around 3 layers to prevent the milk from spilling out (See 'Fail Cam' in the video for details...) so apply your chocolate, pop it into the freezer and flash-freeze for 5 minutes, and then repeat with more chocolate until you've got a good seal
Melt the candy melts in the microwave or in a bowl over simmering water and then place into a piping bag. (I've used a homemade one from baking paper but you can also use a real piping bag with a writing tip)
Working quickly before it sets, pipe out your splash shapes onto some baking paper creating 2 sides (front and back) for each 3D splash. Once you're happy, pop them into the fridge for 10 minutes to set
Remove the cereal bowl from the mould and place a small amount of melted white candy melts into the bottom. Stick each side of your milk splash together and then hold it into the bowl until the candy melts are set enough for it to stay in place. You can also drizzle some leftover candy melts to give the milk splashes a dripping effect. Pop back in the fridge for 5 minutes to set.
Once it's ready slowly pour in your milk (this is the moment of truth to test how good your milk chocolate seal was!) and sprinkle over some more cereal to make the bowl look 'full'
The kids will definitely be in for a shock when they see their morning bowl of cereal is magically made of cereal! Just make sure they don't try to throw this one at the wall...
I hope you enjoyed the first recipe from the Philosopher's Stone! Be sure to Subscribe to Bradley Bakes on YouTube and click on the notification bell to be the first to see the latest recipes every Magic Monday!