Scarecrow Bread

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The Wizard's Cookbook: Magical Recipes Inspired by Harry Potter, Merlin, The Wizard of Oz, and MoreWhen you are a scarecrow who is a lot smarter than people think, it’s a good idea to make a mental note of all the recipes evoked by the farmer. It can turn out to be very useful when you are lost and wandering in the middle of a strange world, with just a few ears of corn up your sleeve and a girl called Dorothy who is as hungry as she is charming.

  • Yield: 1 Loaf


  • 9 oz cornmeal
  • 9 oz cornstarch
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 baking powder
  • 1 egg
  • 4 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 8 fl oz (1 cup) milk
  • 7 oz ground meat
  • 4 tbsp cider vinegar
  • 4 tbsp pepper
  • 4 tbsp mustard
  • 4 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 jar of pickled peppers
How to Make It
  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  2. Sift the cornmeal, cornstarch, baking powder, and salt into a large mixing bowl. Add the egg and the oil, and blend with the milk.
  3. If, along the way, you happen to have met a local with a well-stocked pantry, add the following ingredients: ground meat, vinegar, pepper, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, and pickled peppers, cut into strips. Mix until the batter is smooth.
  4. Pour into a loaf pan and bake for 35 minutes. Cool a little before serving.

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