Only one thing is better than a dinner party- a Harry Potter themed one! But being across the water makes it hard to take part when all the other guests are based in Canada. Thanks to I Say Nomato and 365 Days of Easy Recipes (and Food Bloggers of Canada who put the idea in their heads), a Harry Potter virtual dinner party was born.
I knew from feedback from my first Harry Potter themed dinner party post, it was time I brought a savoury dish to the party. Steak and kidney pie it was! Based on Mrs. Beeton’s recipe, I adapted her beef steak and kidney pie /pudding recipe to make single serves, cutting down cook time, allowing the use of lamb kidneys in this recipe. They’re typically not a great ingredient to cook for very long (more modern recipes recommended ox kidneys for larger pies). In these smaller sizes, they work well. For my personal taste, I’ve changed the recipe to combine the flavour with beef better. In layers, you taste the beef and kidneys separately. Unless you grew up eating lamb kidneys, they’re certainly an acquired taste!
Butterbeer has become a symbol of magic, an enchanted recipe that instantly blending the wizarding world into our own. Which is why an authentic recipe for 1500’s butter beer is a must for your next Harry Potter party.