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Welcome to this month’s Blogorail Teal loop. Today we are sharing Disney copycat recipes you can make at home.
Having breakfast with Winnie the Pooh is a great way to start the day but when you’re at home, you can still enjoy a special treat in your Eeyore pjs.
One of our favorite places to eat breakfast in the Magic Kingdom is the Crystal Palace. For our crew, character breakfasts are a great multi-tasker: my kids are up before dawn so we can eat breakfast without loosing park time (call well in advance to score an Advanced Dining Reservation before the park opens for a peek at a nearly empty Magic Kingdom!), we don’t spend time waiting in lines to see characters, and we get yummy food. With allergies and picky eaters, breakfast is usually the best bet for everyone to find something they like and eat enough to feel like I got my money’s worth. Because we can’t wake up and eat at Disney every morning, we’ve had to recreate some of our favorite things at home when we need a little Disney fix.
The recipe came from a Disney cookbook I picked up at a Disney Store outlet several years ago. Most everything you’ll need for this recipe you’ve already got on hand so it’s something you can do without a lot of shopping and specialty ingredients. One thing I do when I’m cooking is always follow the recipe to a “t” the first time, then adapt it to my family’s taste and preferences when I make it again.
After you’ve gathered up all of your ingredients, mix everything together in a large bowl. I’ve tried many different methods to make the batter as smooth as possible but I haven’t figured out a full proof way yet. Previously I’ve used a fork, a whisk, and even an electric mixer. The lumps won’t make or break your french toast so don’t worry about them too much.
Once you’re happy with the batter, dip the bread after it’s been cut. While you’d cut it in half corner to corner to make triangles like at Crystal Palace, you can cut your bread into any shape using cookie cutters. You want the bread to be coated with the batter but not soaked in it. The oil is going to cook the bread quickly so the inside will wind up mushy and uncooked if you let it soak in the batter too long.
Have a plate or pan ready with a rack or paper towel to put your french toast on to drain some of the oil off before you put it in the cinnamon sugar mixture. From there, you can put it on to another plate to serve it during your meal.
The cinnamon sugar coating is more than enough but some people add strawberries, chocolate, or syrup to theirs before enjoying them.
Here is the map of Magical Blogorail Teal | Disney Copycat Recipes Loop:
- 1st Stop – Love Our Crazy Life | Car’s Land Churro Bites
- 2nd Stop – My Pixie Dust Diary | Puffed French Toast from Crystal Palace
- 3rd Stop – Magical Memories with the Mouse | A Taste of Disney – Bananas Foster Angel Food Cake
- 4th Stop – Home is Where the Mouse Is | Casey’s Corner Corn Dog Nuggets