Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Apples, Apples, Everywhere!

Indulge your sweet tooth with a candied or caramel apple from Disneyland Resort! Available at Pooh Corner in Critter Country, Candy Palace on Main Street, U.S.A. and Marceline's Confectionery in Downtown Disney. The are almost too beautiful to eat... almost.

Snow White tested, Old Hag approved! ;)

caramel apple

candied apples

hunny apples

belle apples

halloween time apples

jack apples

apple pie apples

mickey & minnie apples

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Halloween Time 2011 Treats!

No tricks here! Just a photo sampling of some of the Halloween Time 2011 treats found at Pooh's Corner in Critter Country, Disneyland Resort. You'll want to sink your teeth into them! Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort runs from September 16 - October 31.

Halloween Time lolli-pops

Halloween Time caramel apples

Halloween Time frosted pretzels

Halloween Time candy corns

Halloween Time rice krispie treats

Halloween Time cookies

Halloween Time rice krispie treats

Halloween Time popcorn tins

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Mickey Mouse Beignet Recipe

Cafe Orleans located in New Orleans Square is one of our favorite places to dine at Disneyland. They offer delicious gumbo, pommes frites and scrumptious Mickey Mouse shaped beignets!

Never had a beignet? Think donut, but better! Deep fried dough sprinkled with confectioners' sugar served hot. Now doesn't that just sound divine?

Cafe Orleans Beignets

Here is the top-secret recipe for Disneyland's Mickey Mouse shaped beignets (courtesy of This blog post will self destruct in 3... 2... 1...

Makes 10 large Mickey Mouse shaped fritters or 2 dozen small fritters

1/2 teaspoon dry yeast
1/4 cup warm water (105˚)
1/4 cup sugar
2 tablespoons vegetable shortening
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 egg
4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup boiling water
vegetable oil for frying
powdered sugar

1. Sprinkle yeast over warm water in a small bowl, stirring to dissolve. Let stand for 5 minutes.
2. Combine sugar, shortening, salt, heavy cream, egg, flour and boiling water in a large bowl; stir in yeast mixture. With the dough hook attachment of an electric mixer on medium speed, mix the dough just until combined and smooth. Let dough rest for 30 minutes.
3. Roll to 1/4 inch thickness and cut individual beignets with a Mickey Mouse shaped cutter or cut into 2 1/2 to 3 inch squares. Cover with a towel and let dough rise until doubled in size in a warm, draft-free area, about 1 to 1 1/2 hours.
4. Heat 3 inches of vegetable oil to 350˚ F in a deep, heavy pot over medium-high heat. Fry beignets until golden brown, about 2 to 3 minutes, turing as soon as they brown on one side. Remove with tongs and place on paper towels to drain. Dust warm beignets with powdered sugar and serve immediately.

Enjoy! ºoº

Disneyland's Mint Julep Recipe

Disneyland is well known for their refreshing non-alcoholic mint juleps. You can find them at Cafe Orleans or the Mint Julep Bar located in New Orleans Square. And now you can make them in the comfort of your own home! Here is the recipe:

Disneyland Mint Julep

Disneyland Mint Julep Recipe

Yield: 24 (1 cup) Servings

3 lb sugar
1 ga water
1 pt Creme de Menthe syrup (non-alcoholic)
1/2 6 oz can of frozen limeade concentrate
1/2 6 oz can of frozen lemonade concentrate

fresh mint sprigs
maraschino cherries
fresh lemon wedge

Combine sugar and water in a large pot or saucepan. Bring the mixture to a boil, stirring constantly until sugar is completely dissolved. Remove the pan from heat. Add Creme de Menthe syrup, limeade and lemonade concentrates. Stir and chill. Serve with ice, sprigs of mint, maraschino cherries and fresh lemon wedge.


I've created a sugar free version of this recipe for sugar restricted diets!

Disneyland Mint Julep Recipe (Sugar Free)

Yield: 24 (1 cup) Servings

3 lb granulated sucralose sweetener (Splenda or other brand)
1 ga water
1 pt Da Vinci brand sugar free Creme de Menthe syrup (non-alcoholic)
3 oz sugar free limeade concentrate
3 oz sugar free lemonade concentrate

fresh mint sprigs
fresh lemon wedge
maraschino cherries (optional)

In a large pot or saucepan dissolve sweetener in boiling water. Remove pan from heat and allow to cool. Strain through a coffee filter to remove any sediments. Add Creme de Menthe syrup, limeade and lemonade concentrates. Stir and chill. Serve with ice, sprigs of mint and fresh lemon wedge (add maraschino cherries if you wish).

Enjoy! ºoº

What's Cooking in The Disney Test Kitchen?

Welcome to The Disney Test Kitchen, a new blog where I can share my love of food + Disney! Coming soon... reviews, recipes, my own creations. I know, I already have too much on plate (pun intended). But I feel it my duty to share what we devour with fellow Disney foodies.

Let's get into a food mood by playing this adorable (and FREE) Disney Ratatoille Restaurant game I found on the web. Help Linguini serve his clients. I could play this for hours, and I have.

Enjoy! ºoº