Review: The Unofficial Hogwarts Cookbook for Kids

Andy and the Knickerbocker Glory
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We received a copy of The Unofficial Hogwarts Cookbook for Kids for free to review and enjoy. Opinions are our own.Getting my son excited about dinner can be a challenge. The thing that has helped the most is involving him in the meal preparation. When Andy can help out he’s more than happy to eat the meal. He loves learning to prep meals and his skills are getting better.

reading the ingredients

The Unofficial Hogwarts Cookbook for Kids had a ton of great recipes. Andy read through the whole thing and picked out two recipes to make for dinner tonight. He picked a meal and also a dessert. He chose Bubble and Squeak for dinner and The Knickerbocker Glory for dessert.

Chopping carrots

Andy was working well with the knife and cutting up the carrots for the Bubble and Squeak. This was a a good recipe for including veggies which is another thing that kids should be eating.

measuring ingredients

Andy is also good at measuring out ingredients.

Adding the bacon

Andy is skilled at making omelets. They are his favorite thing. He can make them on his own with adult supervision.

Bubble and Squeak pan

The finished Bubble and Squeak looked amazing. The meal looked great in the book and I think it piqued Andy’s interest immediately. Because of all the ingredients the dish was so colorful. It made for something very special on the table.

Knickerbocker Glory Ingredients

Our dessert turned out amazing. I was so excited about this one because of the strawberries. I love desserts with Strawberries.

Assembling the Knickerbocker Glory

We were very pleased with our meal and dessert. We cannot wait to try out so many of the other receipes like Pumpkin Pasties, Cauldron Caks, Rock Cakes, Bath Buns and Groundskeeper’s Mystery Casserole. There are a bunch more recipes inside. You can pick up this book for the Harry Potter fan in your life on If you are interested please consider using our affiliate link below. Here is more information about the book

Calling all young Potterheads! Make magic in the kitchen with easy, friendly recipes designed for kid chefs and inspired by the Harry Potter series.

Introducing The Unofficial Hogwarts Cookbook for Kids: 50 Magically Simple, Spellbinding Recipes for Young Witches and Wizards [978-1646041817; $17.95; Ulysses Press; August 2021] by Alana Al-Hatlani, a new hardcover cookbook packed with 50 delicious recipes, easy step-by-step instructions, and spellbinding full-color photographs.

Perfect for any young fan of Harry Potter, The Unofficial Hogwarts Cookbook for Kids will have aspiring witches and wizards brewing potions, baking stellar treats, and cooking creative dishes in no time. From breakfast all the way to dessert, this book makes any meal or snack extra special (and educational!), with recipes like Rock Cakes, Granola Bars “Owl Food,” Pumpkin Soup, Magic Star Fruit Salad, Fish & Chips, Pumpkin Pasties, Cauldron Cakes, Acid Lollipops, Sticky Toffee Pudding, Butterscotch Beer and much more!

The Unofficial Hogwarts Cookbook for Kids is the perfect primer to get the young chefs-in-training active in the kitchen with their parents. As a family, you’ll have fun learning cooking terms and kitchen skills with recipes that range in complexity so that all kid chefs and their potions masters (or parents) can whip up something amazing.

Bring the wizarding world into your kitchen with The Unofficial Hogwarts Cookbook for Kids!