Thursday, June 21, 2012
My obsession with ButterBeer
I'm here to talk to you about Butterbeer. Delicious and comforting butterbeer. You didn't think that this blog was all about me and my bellyfat relationship? Right? Well, it's not. It's about geeky stuff and food stuff and pretty stuff and some body issue stuff. It's about me and right now I'm ALL ABOUT BUTTERBEER and Harry Potter EVERYTHING. Except slash fanfiction. Well, ok, I maybe lying. It's really funny to read. Sometimes. Not that I've read it... ...
Butterbeer first appears in Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban. It's served in Hogsmead and is served hot. I first experienced butterbeer at Universal Studios Islands Of Adventure in the Wizarding World Of Harry Potter with Robert and my friend Cindy in Nov 2011 where it's served cold. Frozen or ummm...un-frozen...? I was advised to frozen.
Please forgive my pageant face...
DID YOU SEE THE WONDER IN MY EYES?!?!
It's magical, no pun intended. It's delicious, sweet and just plain right. It's what's right with my imagination and perfect. It's not hot, like in the books, but it makes sense and over 6 months later I still think about it and want more!
So, I researched here and there. Found some excellent recipes for drinks and various baked goods. Last night, however, I got sucked into a YouTube whole. You know, the kind that you navigate through a series of clicks. It all started with "BUTTERBEER" and oh man! The things I sat through, FOR HOURS.
Let me tell you, I LOVE YouTube and now I love it more. There are somethings that just can't be unseen. It's like that.
Here are the top few that caught my attention. I'll be trying the top recipe this weekend.
- First: Cute and charming
This one seems to carry the most popular recipe. I'm into, but I think there is better.
- Next: simple and easy
I'm looking for a scratch recipe, but still note-worthy.
- FINALLY! Most concise and varied recipe.
I'm going to try this one out with a variation here and there.
I'd like to note the following two. The first for it's variance and the second for it's ridiculousness... seriously.
As you can see, I really thought about this. There is some good stuff out there and some pretty questionable stuff too. I know that I'm looking for an as much from scratch as possible recipe and that it needs to suit my summer needs and remind me of WWoHP. IS THAT TO MUCH TO ASK?
Further posts on how the first experiment goes. After this there will be baking and I'll post up what I've found and am going to try. I'm also reading about history and various debates from Potterheads. It's quite awesome.
I also hear that you can order a butterbeer Frap at Starbucks. Looking into that ASAP.