Harry Potter Series · Rowling

Dudley Dursley’s Knickerbocker Glory

Author: Rowling, J.K.
Book: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone
Difficulty rating: Little Women
Deliciousness rating: NEWT

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They ate in the zoo restaurant and when Dudley had a tantrum because his knickerbocker glory wasn’t big enough, Uncle Vernon bought him another one and Harry was allowed to finish the first
  (Rowling UK 24-25, US 26).

DUDLEY DURSLEY’S KNICKERBOCKER GLORY
Adapted from BBC Good Food’s recipe

Ingredients:

  • 2 pints of Ben and Jerry’s vanilla ice cream
  • Peach layer
    • 3-4 large peaches
    • 75g golden caster sugar, plus 1 tbsp for coulis
    • Large basil leaves
    • 75 ml Aquavit
  • Raspberry coulis:
    • 250-300g fresh raspberries
    • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
    • 250g fresh strawberries, hulled
  • 100g thin round crisp biscuits (we had hazelnut cookies from La Boulange)
  • Fresh strawberries, hulled and sliced
  • Tuiles or cigarillos, to serve
  • Mint sprigs, to serve
Directions:

1. Cut the peaches into 8 wedges.

2. Heat a large, non-stick frying pan and sprinkle in 75g of sugar. Melt to a light caramel without stirring.

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3. Lay in the peaches and sprinkle over the remaining 75g sugar. Shake the pan gently to mix the contents.

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4. Stir in the basil leaves and 75ml Aquavit and cook for another 5 mins.

5. Put the peaches into a shallow bowl to cool (we refrigerated them a bit). Add a good bit of cold water in the pan and reheat till it dissolves. Pour over the peaches and cool. We put it in the refrigerator, as it was a hot day.

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6. Crush raspberries in a bowl with 1 tbs sugar and lemon juice. Add a splash of lemon simple syrup, if you already have some like Jenne did. Blend till smooth.

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7. Cut strawberries into wedges.

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It’s helpful to make an assembly line of ingredients, like so.
8. Layer peaches, strawberries, raspberries, cookies, ice cream, repeat.

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Fancy cookies that Jenne had in her cupboard.

9. Scoop ice cream on top, whipped cream if desired, and decorate with berries, mint, and Pirouline.

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Jenne whipped the cream and flavored it with almond extract, which went beautifully with the peaches. Recommended!
Did it measure up?

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It was even more delicious than we imagined! It was such a perfect, summery dessert on a hot day. We luckily found excellent peaches at Ripe, a produce stand in North Park. (Good peaches are SO HARD to find.) We would probably leave out the strawberries next time — they felt unnecessary, since the raspberry/peach combination is pretty great as it is.

Rowling, J.K. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. London: Bloomsbury, 1997.
 
Rowling, J.K. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. New York: Scholastic Inc., 1997.
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