Disney Throwback Recipe: Napoleon from Epcot’s Boulangerie Patisserie

Today, I’m feeling a little nostalgic for some of my favorites from the OLD Boulangerie Patisserie in Epcot’s France Pavilion.

Napoleon at the old Boulangerie Patisserie

Napoleon at the old Boulangerie Patisserie

Sure, the new and improved Boulangerie Patisserie Les Halles, with its expanded counter and indoor seating, is super nice! And the pastries and other offerings are pretty delicious.

Still, every once in awhile, I get a craving for something that’s been tweaked right out of existence, like the classic Napoleon that used to be one of the Boulangerie Patisserie’s hallmark pastries.

If you enjoy this delicacy as well, I have great news: with a few steps, you can replicate the awesomeness at home!

Napoleon

From Epcot’s Boulangerie Patisserie

Serves Approximately 8-12

Ingredients:

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Recipe: Creamy Lobster Soup from Disney World

It’s chilly, well, just about everywhere today! So it seems like the perfect time to share the recipe for an amazing soup!

How about a rich, creamy soup featuring the luxury of lobster? Yeah? Well, you have just enough time to run out to the store and pick up the ingredients! ;-)

A bowl of Creamy Lobster Soup

Today, we’re featuring Creamy Lobster Soup from Epcot’s Coral Reef Restaurant. And the beauty of making it yourself — you can add more lobster, or even crab and shrimp if you’d like!

This one’s a little complicated, but nothing you can’t handle on a wintry Saturday!

CREAMY LOBSTER SOUP, Disney World’s Coral Reef Restaurant

Ingredients: [Read more…]

Disney Recipe from the Vault: French Toast Loaf from Magic Kingdom’s Main Street Bakery

Sigh. We just hate it when our favorite foods fall off the menus of top spots around Walt Disney World. Sure, it’s awesome to see new things. But can’t we just keep them all???

I’ve been feeling a little nostalgic lately, and that, coupled with the chilly temps that everyone is experiencing…well, that has me dreaming of comfort food, big time. So today, I thought I’d share with you a recipe for one of my favorite Disney breakfast items of all time — French Toast Loaf from Main Street Bakery!

French Toast Loaf from the Main Street Bakery

I love this one so much, in fact, that I named it one of my Most Missed Extinct Disney Foods! (The Cheese came back…maybe this one will too!)

While it’s great that many coffee lovers can now get a great cup of Starbucks coffee on the way to it’s a small world, I do miss all the lovely treats that you used to get here. Time to get into the kitchen and make a few for myself, I’m thinking!

Main Street Bakery’s French Toast Loaf

Yield: 7 servings

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Recipe: Glazed Almonds from Walt Disney World

I know you can use a fantastic recipe right about now for holiday noshing and gift-giving! Well, look no further than these killer Glazed Almonds!

You know ‘em. Because when you’re in the parks, you can smell them before you even see them. Rich, warm, and spicy-sweet, they are an awesome snack option when you’re looking for a little punch of protein between FastPasses!

Cinnamon Glazed Almonds

These are addictive, delicious, and a must-have on your holiday snack table. You’re welcome. ;-D

Disney World Glazed Almonds

Yield: 4 servings

Ingredients:
1/3 cup butter
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Epcot Food and Wine Festival Recipe: Mac n’ Cheese Bundles from Chef Carla Hall

The Epcot Food and Wine Festival has come to close, but there was one recipe that I simply couldn’t get out of my head!

DFB reporter James Armstrong had the opportunity to attend a special event — Sweet Sundays with Chef Carla Hall

Carla Hall Demonstrating Mac n' Cheese Bundles

…and she made THESE! Mac n’ Cheese Bundles!

Mac and Cheese Bundles

I’ve been dreaming of the dish ever since I read about it! And just in case you have been as well, here’s the recipe!

Mac n’ Cheese Bundles

Serves 4

Ingredients: [Read more…]

Disney Gift Guide: Disney Cookbooks!

There’s something completely awesome about finding one of my favorite Disney recipes and reproducing it at home.

After all, I can’t be at the parks everyday, so it’s a real treat to reproduce a little of that Disney magic right in my own kitchen!

Disney Cookbooks for the Whole Family

If you love cooking as much as you love eating (or you know someone who does), then today’s gift guide is just for you! We’re compiling some of our all-time favorite Disney cookbooks into one handy post for your perusing pleasure. Let’s get started!

Chef Mickey: Treasures From the Vault & Delicious New Favorites

Chef Mickey: Treasures From the Vault & Delicious New Favorites by Pam Brandon and the Disney Chefs has to be one of our favorite Disney cookbooks to date! The book features more than 150 recipes from Walt Disney World, Disneyland, and Disney Cruise Line.

Chef Mickey Treasures From the Vault

But in addition to wonderfully classic dishes, like Steak Diane from the Lake Buena Vista Club, you’ll also find a collection of vintage photographs, including some of Walt Disney himself!

Mickey’s Gourmet Cookbook: Most Popular Recipes From Walt Disney World & Disneyland

One of our staff favorites, Mickey’s Gourmet Cookbook: Most Popular Recipes From Walt Disney World & Disneyland by the Disney Book Group is a volume that we find ourselves pulling off the shelf time and again for vintage recipes, as well as current favorites!

Mickey

In fact, before it was available in bookstores, this book sold over 300,000 copies in the parks alone!

Delicious Disney

Published in 2006, Delicious Disney by Pam Brandon and the Disney Chefs is chock-full of your favorite recipes from restaurants throughout the parks, resorts, and cruise ships.

Delicious Disney

The book also includes lots of full-color photos that help to ensure your dish turns out just right!

Cooking With Mickey: The Most Requested Recipes from Walt Disney World and Disneyland

This one has been a fan favorite for years! With several editions, the Cooking With Mickey: Most Requested Recipes books offer several great recipes from decades of Disney dishes. Be sure to grab one with the original plastic comb binding!

Cooking With Mickey and the Chefs of Disney

224 pages of Mickey’s finest! This is another book that contains recipes from Disney World restaurants and chefs. This was one of the original Disney Resort cookbooks!

Published in 1998, this may not have your most recent favorites, but it will most definitely have the classics. This is a more straightforward cookbook and doesn’t have as many glossy photos as the others do. Those of you who find it distracting to flip through endless pages of photos to get to your recipe will love this one! For more up to date recipes, there’s a new version of this cookbook published in 2004

Delicious Disney Desserts

Following the Success of Delicious Disney, Disney came out with [Read more…]

Disney Recipe: Peanut Butter, Banana, and Candied Bacon Pie From the Boardwalk Bakery

And now…a recipe for a super-interesting new dessert in Disney World!

When the brand new BoardWalk Bakery reopened earlier this year, we were there bright and early on the very first morning to bring you a full account of what was new, and what was returning.

And while we found many brand new things to love, like the Lemon Meringue Tart (sigh), one of our top pics was the Peanut Butter, Banana, and Candied Bacon Pie!

Sounds pretty keen, doesn’t it?

Peanut Butter, Banana, and Candied Bacon Pie

Well, it kind of is! The combination of [Read more…]

Recipe: Eats From the Epcot Food and Wine Festival Cranberry Bog

Welp, the awesome 2013 Epcot Food and Wine Festival is coming to a close! It’s been a great 45 days of eats, treats, drinks and, of course, cranberries. ;-)

Ocean Spray Cranberry Bog at the Epcot Food and Wine Festival

The Ocean Spray Cranberry Bog was back again this year! You’ll remember the fun we had IN the BOG last year, and we got the chance again this year to traipse around in the berries for a bit…and sample some super yum eats…

Cocktail Party set up INSIDE the bog :-)

…and drinks!

Vodka, Cranberries, and Dancing Water!

And while we bid a fond farewell to the festival and that awesome Bog for another year, I thought it would be fun to share a great, wintry recipe that might carry the Festival fun through another couple of months for you! ;-) Cranberries (and CHEEZ!!!) are highlighted, of [Read more…]

DIY Disney Recipe: Breakfast Pizza from Disney World’s Chef Mickey’s Restaurant

Chef Mickey’s at the Contemporary Resort in Walt Disney World serves up a breakfast buffet with “character” each morning. Welcome back guest chef Carol E. with a Do It Yourself Recipe for Chef Mickey’s Breakfast Pizza!

One of my favorite Disney pictures ever taken took place at a meal we had at Chef Mickey’s Restaurant inside the Contemporary Resort.

In our pictures, Pluto literally was eating my husband and Dale was fluffing up my hair…the looks on our faces were priceless. (Editor’s Note: Chip ‘n Dale are no longer appearing at Chef Mickey’s.)

This meal was definitely worth the price of admission thanks to all of our wonderful pictures and time that we got to spend with our favorite Disney friends! It’s also one of the rare places that you can actually get your picture taken with Mickey and Minnie together!

Kids love this place, because not only are Mickey, Minnie, Pluto, Goofy, and Donald Duck there to hang out with you, but the buffet is filled with a ton of kid friendly favorites!

Pluto!

Dale!

Mickey and Minnie!

Breakfast is also a fun time to enjoy this unique restaurant! If you’ve been, you know one of the famous dishes on the buffet during breakfast with Mickey and friends is the classic Chef Mickey’s Breakfast Pizza! The creaminess of the eggs and the blend of cheeses make you feel like you are eating cheese fondue on a pizza. While kids love this dish, it also can be an adult favorite, too.

Well, I’m excited to tell you that Disney [Read more…]

Disney Recipe: Nudel Gratin from Epcot’s Germany Pavilion

It’s time for another delicious Disney recipe! And this one is seriously a MUST-TRY for any cheese addicts out there.

When it comes to Eating Around the World, an awesome family destination is the Germany Pavilion in Epcot’s World Showcase. Their Biergarten Restaurant will trick you into thinking you’ve hopped a plane for Bavaria.

And a bounty of brand new delights await you if you haven’t been to Sommerfest, their counter service spot, in a while.

One of my favorite dishes on the Biergarten buffet is the amazing Nudel Gratin. This is one of the best versions of macaroni and cheese that I’ve ever tasted in my life.

So when it popped up on the Sommerfest menu, we had to try it.

Nudel Gratin at Sommerfest

But even better — now, I can make it between trips to Walt Disney World, thanks to this recipe! I know what we’re having for dinner tonight! :-)

Sommerfest and Biergarten Nudel Gratin

Serves 8 to 10

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