Harry Potter Inspired British Recipes

Harry Potter loves British food which is easy to see with a look through these 30 classic recipes.

Through their time at Hogwarts, Harry Potter and his pals have regularly eaten some of the best of British foods, the good and the not-so-good—think tripe, yuk.

Harry Potter's school food involved pies, puddings, tarts, and cakes to fuel all those adventures and a tough game of Quidditch. Hearty British breakfasts after midnight escapades and delightful afternoon teas with Hagrid.

Though rich in classic British food, Harry Potter's food does lack fish, vegetables, and fruit—but they probably don't mind so much with all the treats on offer.

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    Mrs. Weasley's Rock Cakes

    Rock Cakes
    Rock Cakes.

    Elaine Lemm

    Ron's mum, Mrs. Weasley, is a great baker and some of her favorite cakes to make are Rock Cakes. Rock cakes are delightful spicy, scone-like cakes and lovely warm from the oven spread with a little butter. They are one of the quickest and easiest cakes to make.

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    Yummy, Sticky Treacle Tart and Favorite Puds

    Treacle Tart
    Joff Lee / Getty Images

    The perfect tart for the sweet-toothed at Hogwarts is a sweet, sticky treacle tart filled with golden syrup and black treacle—no wonder that Harry and his pals love it so much.

    But this isn't the only pudding they love.

    Spotted Dick pudding, an apple pie or a big bowl of bread and butter pudding, a wobbly jelly, or a ​trifle are all puddings eaten frequently and with relish.

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    Fill 'em Up Savory Pies, Puddings and Pasties

    Harry Potter Bite-Sized Spicy Pumpkin Pasty Recipe
    Harry Potter Bite-Sized Spicy Pumpkin Pasty Recipe. Elaine Lemm

    All the wizardry, witchcraft and Quidditch at Hogwarts uses a lot of energy, so the food needs to be hearty and solid to fill them up, so pies, puddings and pasties are popular.

    A Steak and Kidney Pudding, a big Cornish Pasty, or a huge steaming bowl of Shepherd's Pie will always do the trick.

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    Sunday Roast Beef and Yorkshire Puddings

    The Sunday Roast
    The Sunday Roast. Elaine Lemm

    In British food, the main meal of the week and the same at Hogwarts is a Sunday roast. What better way to celebrate Sunday and a day from school with a full Sunday roast of roast beef and Yorkshire puddings, crisp roast potatoes, and it would seem Harry and his friends even like Brussels sprouts.

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    Harry Potter Christmas

    Traditional British Christmas Cake

    The Spruce

    Whether the pupils at Hogwarts get to go home or stay at school for Christmas, there's one thing they will all share: a traditional British Christmas lunch of roast turkey, Brussels sprouts, bread sauce and roast potatoes followed of course, by a flaming Christmas pudding.

    For those at school, Mrs. Weasley again comes to the rescue with her amazing baking when she sends parcels full of Christmas mince pies, Christmas cake, and packets of fudge.

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    Treacle Toffee Treat

    Bonfire Toffee

    Dominic Winsor / Wikimedia Commons / CC BY-SA 2.0

    Sticky, sweet, and deliciously moreish, treacle toffee is eaten and enjoyed by everyone at Hogwarts and was once given to Hagrid's pet boarhound Fang and it stuck his jaws together!