Reel Cuisine

An illustrated food and movie blog


Episode 16

"It's Levi-OOOOH-sa not LevioSAR"

Illustrated by : Lynne
Harry Potter
  • Roast beef and Yorkshire pudding
  • Blackberry crumble

The talented illustrator Lynne, suggested Harry Potter for our next Episode which made us soooo happy! What a great excuse to re re re re watch this classic movie of our generation. As Muggles we didn’t get too experimental and decided to make a classic English dish with roast beef and Yorkshire puddings. For desert we made a blackberry crumble with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Really easy meal to make and very tasty!

Enjoy the feast !



"Give it here, Malfoy or I'll knock you off your broom!"

Roast beef and Yorkshire pudding


For 4
  • ROAST BEEF: 1.5 lbs Fore rib beef, French trimmed, on the bone, chined
  • Olive oil, salt, black pepper
  • 3 eggs
  • 4oz flour
  • 1/2 pint milk
  • Beef dripping
  • 1. Preheat the oven to its highest setting.
  • 2. Rub the beef with the olive oil, salt and pepper all over.
  • 3. Sear the beef quickly on all sides to color and crisp the outside.
  • 4. Transfer the beef immediately to the oven and leave the oven on its highest setting (about 240C/460F/Gas 8) for 20 minutes.
  • 5. Reduce the heat to 190C/375F/Gas 5 and roast for half an hour per kilo for rare, adding another ten minutes per kilo for medium rare, 20 minutes per kilo for medium, and 30 minutes per kilo for well done.
  • 6. Remove the beef from the oven, transfer it to a carving board and cover with foil. Allow it to rest in a warm place for 30 minutes.
  • 7. For the Yorkshire pudding, mix together the eggs, flour and a pinch of salt.
  • 8. Add the milk, stirring constantly, until you have a runny batter.
  • 9. Leave this to rest, covered, in the refrigerator.
  • 10. Place 1cm/½in of beef dripping in the bottom of each pudding mould, or if you are using a rectangular roasting tray, place 1cm/½in of beef dripping across the bottom.
  • 11. Heat the dripping in the oven (at 240C/460F/Gas 8) for about ten minutes, until it is piping hot.
  • 12. Remove the roasting tray from the oven, pour in the batter, and immediately return to the oven. Bake for 25 minutes, until golden brown and crispy, making sure not to open the oven door for the first 20 minutes.
  • 13. Serve immediately with the carved roast beef.

"Troll! In the dungeons!"

Blackberry crumble

40 minutes

For 4
  • 4 apples (Granny)
  • 1/2 cup blackberries
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 3 Tbsp butter
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • Cinnamon
  • Vanilla extract
  • 1 lemon
  • Vanilla Ice cream
  • 1. Preheat oven to 380 F
  • 2. Peel and dice the apples
  • 3. In a pan put 1/2 Tbsp of the butter and cook the apples over medium heat for about 4-5 minutes with a pinch of cinnamon, a teaspoon vanilla extract and half a lemon juice
  • 4. In a bowl, mix the rest of the butter (soft but not melted) with the flour and sugar. Use your hands until mixture is crumbly
  • 5. Layer apples and blackberries in the bottom of the baking pan. Evenly distribute flour mixture over the fruit.
  • 6. Cook in the oven for around 20 minutes on the middle rack, then move the crumble to the top rack for 5 minutes (unless your crumble is already looking browned and delicious)
Bon Appétit!!!