Now, you can make these powdered sugar-covered treats while in quarantine!
Disney lovers may not be able to go their favorite theme park because of the pandemic, but here's how you can bring "The Happiest Place On Earth" to your homes! Disney Parks Blog is sharing the recipe of fan-favorite theme park snacks. According to PEOPLE, earlier this month, they gave step-by-step instructions on how to make their famous churros, Pineapple Dole Whip, and grilled cheese sandwiches. Now, they’re sharing the recipe for their Mickey Mouse-shaped beignets. Yum!
@WaltDisneyWorld sharing the Mickey Mouse Beignet recipe from Port Orleans Resort has us dreaming of our visit there last year. We went just for the beignets because...beignets! #DisneyMagicMoments #disneyfoodie pic.twitter.com/Wpfnl0P8DP— ParksWorthy.com (@parksworthy_com) April 24, 2020
The blog recommends that "These beignets are the perfect snack to eat while watching Disney’s animated classic The Princess and the Frog on Disney+. All you need is this recipe, a heaping helping of powdered sugar, and a love for our favorite pal, Mickey!" Looking to make ten large Mickey Mouse-shaped beignets or two dozen small beignets?
Here's what you'll need: 1/2 teaspoon dry yeast; 1/4 cup sugar; 2 tablespoons vegetable shortening; 1/2 teaspoon salt; 1/2 cup heavy cream; 4 cups all-purpose flour; Vegetable oil for frying; powdered sugar; 1 egg; and 1/4 cup warm water (105°). Before you get started make sure you have the following pantry staples — as well as an electric mixer, a dough hook and a Mickey-Mouse shaped cutter.
Ima learn how to make those Mickey Mouse shaped beignets by the end of this quarantine— gen (@gennnmacs) April 24, 2020
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. Using caution, 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, turning 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.
spare mint julep recipe so i can have the full experience 🥺— ariel ଘ(੭*ˊᵕˋ)੭* ̀ˋ (@riversbloom) April 24, 2020
Fans on Twitter were delighted to be able to recreate some Disney magic in their own kitchens. User @classymommy wrote: Thank you @DisneyParks for sharing the secrets to all these delish treats so we can make them at home. @luvmyfidgets reminisced: Thank you @DisneylandAP! I can’t wait to try these. But more than that I miss Disneyland and I can’t wait to get back! @CrystalxMendez came up with a full-blown plan to enjoy the treats in the best way possible, writing: @jose_senpai ok jr you made Disney churros now make these tonight! Lmfao also we need wine!!! While we paint and listen to edm. Hahahahaha.
@cynthiaeden was a bit apprehensive about cooking but she still wanted to give it a go. She tweeted: Mickey Mouse Beignets! Okay, these look awesome. It will probably turn into some horrible fail-type recipe for me, but I may still give it a go. @ririmariemarie stated that she'll be serving some up for her kid, sharing: have all the ingredients. going to make these for my toddler today. @cindiehollis couldn't be more grateful for the snacks, thanking Disney and saying: Oh, Bless You! There is nothing more delightful than a Mickey Beignet.
As of now, Disneyland and Walt Disney World are closed indefinitely amid the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. They originally planned to reopen March-end, but it looks like it will be a while before they do. "While there is still much uncertainty with respect to the impacts of COVID-19, the safety and well-being of our guests and employees remains The Walt Disney Company’s top priority,” the company shared in an official statement.
There would be no way to know right now when the parks can reopen, it doesn't make sense to just make up dates that can't hold firm. As soon as they can reopen, they will.— Denise at Mousesteps (@Mousesteps) March 27, 2020