Inspired by Hogsmeade

Three Broomsticks Shepherd’s Pie

A heartwarming British classic enjoyed in local countryside pubs like the Three Broomsticks in Hogsmeade.
Servings

Servings:

4
Ready in

Ready In:

1 hour 15 mins
Mealtime

Good For:

Dinner
Three Broomsticks Shepherd’s Pie

Hogsmeade Village, or simply called Hogsmeade, is the only all-wizarding village in Britain. It was founded by Hengist of Woodcroft. Since before 1714, Hogwarts third years and above have been permitted weekend trips into the village.

Mainly, students frequent the High Street in the village which contains the named specialty shops and pubs such as Zonko’s Joke Shop and Honeydukes. Otherwise, they wander on to observe the infamous Shrieking Shack.

Hogsmeade is a picturesque little village of cottages and shops, with enchanted candles hanging in the trees during the holidays. It is also near the location of the train station used by the Hogwarts Express.

Ingredients

500g Lamb Mince
500g Carrots (sliced)
250g Onion (diced)
1 tbsp Thyme (chopped)
125ml White Wine
125ml Lamb Stock
1 tbsp Worcester Sauce (gluten free)
2 tbsp Tomato Ketchup
500g Potatoes
2 Egg Yolks
Oil
Salt
Pepper
120g Butter

Whilst I’ve focused on a meal for the Three Broomsticks, here are some other locations found in Hogsmeade:

Dogweed and Deathcap, a Herbology shop
Dominic Maestro’s Music Shop
Gladrags Wizardwear, a clothing shop that also sells very lurid socks, including ones that scream when they get too smelly
Hairdressing salon
Honeydukes, a sweet shop
Madam Puddifoot’s Tea Shop, “the haunt of happy couples”
a local branch of Ollivanders
Ceridwen’s Cauldrons
Scrivenshaft’s Quill Shop
The Shrieking Shack, an infamous and the most frightening building in Britain
Spintwitches Sporting Needs
Hog’s Head Inn, a dingy pub owned by Dumbledore’s brother, Aberforth Dumbledore
Tomes and Scrolls, a bookshop
Zonko’s Joke Shop, a famous joke shop
Wizarding Wireless Network Headquarters, the main HQ of the popular radio station

Step by Step Instructions

Step 1
Bring a pot of water to the boil and then drop in the potatoes. Boil for 15 minutes or until the potatoes are tender. Drain and then add the butter. Mash the potatoes until all lumps are removed and set aside.
Step 2
Place the lamb in a large pot or casserole dish with a little oil and cook until nicely browned. Drain to remove any excess fat and then return to the pot. Place the pot over a medium heat and add the white wine. Heat until reduced by half then add the vegetables and cook until they are softened but retain their crunch.
Step 3
Add the stock and reduce until the meat has absorbed all the liquid. Add more stock if the pie mix is a little dry. Season with salt, pepper and thyme and stir in the ketchup and Worcester sauce.
Step 4
Mix in 2 egg yolks to the mash - this will give the mash topping a glossy finish - and then spoon into a piping bag. Pipe the mash on top of the pie filling until completely covered. Place the pot or dish in an oven set to 200°C/gas mark 6 and cook for around 30 minutes, or until golden brown and bubbling. Serve immediately.

Three Broomsticks Shepherd's Pie

A heartwarming British classic enjoyed in local countryside pubs like the Three Broomsticks in Hogsmeade.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 15 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine British
Servings 4 people

Equipment

  • Saucepan
  • Potato masher
  • Ovenproof Dish
  • Piping Bag

Ingredients
  

  • 500 g Lamb Mince
  • 500 g Carrots sliced
  • 250 g Onion diced
  • 1 tbsp Thyme chopped
  • 125 ml White Wine
  • 125 ml Lamb Stock
  • 1 tbsp Worcester Sauce gluten free
  • 2 tbsp Tomato Ketchup
  • 500 g Potatoes
  • 2 Egg Yolks
  • Oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 120 g Butter

Instructions
 

  • Bring a pot of water to the boil and then drop in the potatoes. Boil for 15 minutes or until the potatoes are tender. Drain and then add the butter. Mash the potatoes until all lumps are removed and set aside.
  • Place the lamb in a large pot or casserole dish with a little oil and cook until nicely browned. Drain to remove any excess fat and then return to the pot. Place the pot over a medium heat and add the white wine. Heat until reduced by half then add the vegetables and cook until they are softened but retain their crunch.
  • Add the stock and reduce until the meat has absorbed all the liquid. Add more stock if the pie mix is a little dry. Season with salt, pepper and thyme and stir in the ketchup and Worcester sauce.
  • Mix in 2 egg yolks to the mash - this will give the mash topping a glossy finish - and then spoon into a piping bag. Pipe the mash on top of the pie filling until completely covered. Place the pot or dish in an oven set to 200°C/gas mark 6 and cook for around 30 minutes, or until golden brown and bubbling. Serve immediately.
Keyword Harry Potter, Hogsmeade

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