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Heather's Harry Potter RecipesPumpkin pasties.(Savoury)Makes 8 PastiesIngredientso 450g of pumpkin, skinned with no seedso 2 large potatoes (if you don't want to use the potatoes you can substitute it with an extra 300 g of pumpkin)o 2 sheets of puff pastryo 1 large brown oniono 1 teaspoon of chopped chiveso soy sauce added to tasteo hoisin sauce added to tasteo oil for cookingo watero 1 egg**NOTE: This recipe makes more than enough pasty filling, so you can make larger pasties if you wish. It's okay to have a small amount of filling leftover.Directions:Step 1: Preheat the oven to 200 degrees CelsiusStep 2: Half-fill a large saucepan with water and heat on high until it is a rolling boil. While you are waiting, peel the potatoes, and chop them and the pumpkin into rough 2-3cm cubes. Put these into the saucepan, and when it has come back up to boil, cook for 15-20 minutes, until the pumpkin and potato is nice and soft (mashable).Step 3: Finely dice the onion, and gently fry it in a small amount of
Fruit Curd RecipesNote: The following recipe will produce roughly 450g-500g of curd. If you aren't sure about your jar or container, measure out a pint of water and use it to fill your jar; that's roughly the volume the recipe will produce. If you only have a small jar you can half the ingredients to make half the amount (reduce cooking times by about 1/4). If you don't want to keep the curd for long then you can just place it in a bowl to chill. Curd lasts for about 4 weeks in the fridge.The following recipe is for a simple lemon curd, ingredients you can substitute for other types of curd are listed below.IngredientsAt least one lemon's zest (about a tbsp.)150ml lemon juice227g sugar100g butter2 eggs, beatenMethodMix the sugar, lemon zest and juice in a double boiler (or a saucepan suspended over a boiling pan of water).Boil the water in the double boiler and heat the mixture for about 10 minutes, stiring constantly.Stir in the butter until it melts. The mixture should