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Harry Potter Mandrake Stew Recipe | My Harry Potter Kitchen II (Recipe 53)

Hello Foodie Witches & Wizards!

Welcome back to My Harry Potter Kitchen - the Wizarding World YouTube series where I'm baking my way through the Harry Potter books creating recipes for all the food and drink mentioned along the way! Last week we served up a Christmas Fruit Cake recipe inspired by Hagrid's cake for Harry!

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This week, we've got another classic homemade dish with a magical twist!

There is a slight gap in new recipes after Chapter 14, so we're jumping forward to Chapter 18 - 'Dobby's Reward' for our next magical meal:

"You will find that Madame Pomfrey is still awake. She's just giving out Mandrake juice"

Time to revive the petrified students at Hogwarts!

The Mandrakes are finally ready to use so this week we're serving up a heart soup that is good enough to revive you if you've been petrified!

This easy minestrone soup recipe is really simple to make and packed full of fresh vegetables for an added health kick! Dumplings in soup are the ultimate home comfort so I've transformed these soup dumplings into mini Mandrakes infused with turmeric for a magically woody taste!

If you've been looking for an easy Minestrone Soup recipe follow this simple step-by-step recipe to learn how to make homemade Mandrake Soup fresh from Harry Potter!

Harry Potter Mandrake Stew Recipe Ingredients

(makes 4 servings)

For the homemade minestrone soup recipe

  • 1 tbsp olive oil

  • 1 onion

  • 1 celery stick

  • 2 carrots

  • 4 cloves garlic

  • salt and pepper

  • 2 sprigs rosemary

  • 2 sprigs thyme

  • 1 tsp mixed herbs

  • 2 bay leaves

  • 1 tbsp tomato puree

  • 400g tomato passata

  • 500ml vegetable stock (or 500ml hot water + stock cube)

  • 3 white potatoes

  • 100g macaroni

  • 75g curly kale

For the Mandrake soup dumpling recipe

  • 150g self-raising flour

  • 75g butter

  • salt and pepper

  • ¼ tsp turmeric

  • 2 tbsp cold water

Easy Minestrone Soup Recipe Method:

  1. To begin you want to prepare all of your vegetables to make the process nice and quick while cooking. Finely dice the onion, carrots and celery. Peel the garlic and press through a garlic crusher.

  2. Wash and peel the potatoes and then cut into 1inch cubes. Wash the kale and remove any hard stalks, and then make the vegetable stock by dissolving 1 stock cube into boiling water.

  3. Place a pan on a medium heat and add in the oil. Once hot add in the onion, carrots and garlic and stir while the vegetables sweat for 5 minutes. Once slightly softened add in the garlic and potatoes before seasoning with the salt, pepper, rosemary, thyme, mixed herbs and bay leaf. Stir through until well combined.

  4. Next add in the liquids - the vegetable stock, passata and tomato puree and mix well. Once the soup is simmering place a lid on top and allow to cook for 25 minutes.

  5. When the broth is ready pour in the macaroni, stir through and allow to cook for a further 20 minutes.

  6. To make the Mandrake dumplings place the flour into a bowl and season with salt, pepper and turmeric. Add in the room temperature butter and then work into breadcrumbs. Make a well in the middle and then add in the water before working the mixture into a smooth dough. Cut the dough into 4 even pieces and then form into your Mandrakes.

  7. Add the kale into the soup and stir through before placing the mandrakes on top - you want them to be half submerged into the liquid. Place the lid back on top and cook for 25 - 30 minutes until the dumplings are ready. Serve hot, and enjoy!

These Mandrakes were definitely worth the wait!

If you fancy impressing Professor Sprout by brewing up your own Mandrake Soup I'd love to see how yours turns out! Take some foodie pics and share then on Instagram with the hashtag #MyHarryPotterKitchen (you can follow @BradBakes - and tag me in them too!)

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