Disney has now gone and challenged our diets by releasing the recipe for one of our favorite snacks at Walt Disney World – Mickey-shaped beignets! Catch all the details below.
Here are all the details from Disney Cast Member Alex Dunlap:
IT’S TIME FOR MICKEY BEIGNETS!!!! That’s right, we’re releasing a fan-favorite classic recipe that shows you how to create everyone’s favorite fluffy fried treat from both Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resorts.
Now, you can cook up your favorite memories from New Orleans Square and Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter from the comfort of your own kitchen. 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!
Mickey Mouse-shaped Beignets
10 large Mickey Mouse-shaped beignets or 2 dozen small beignets
- 1/2 teaspoon dry yeast
- 1/4 cup warm water (105°)
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 2 tablespoons vegetable shortening
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 1 egg
- 4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup boiling water
- Vegetable oil for frying
- Powdered sugar
- Sprinkle yeast over warm water in a small bowl, stirring to dissolve. Let stand for 5 minutes.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
Note: This recipe has been converted from a larger quantity in the restaurant kitchens. The flavor profile may vary from the restaurant’s version. As a reminder while preparing this recipe, please supervise children who are helping or nearby.
From our Disney family to yours, we hope you enjoy this classic Disney recipe!
RELATED ARTICLE: 6 Reasons Why Port Orleans Resort at Disney World is a Great Place to Stay
by Mike and Jamie Sylvester
As if you’ve entered the great South, stepping foot on Port Orleans Resort will transform you to Louisiana all while enjoying the excitement of Disney World at your fingertips. Here are 6 components that make Port Orleans Resort a great place to stay!
1 – Double Your Pleasure
One thing that sets Disney’s Port Orleans apart from other resorts is the benefit of having what seems like two resorts at your fingertips. While Riverside and French Quarter are both considered Port Orleans, they are both unique and offer different experiences and amenities. Stay at one location, but don’t hesitate to walk or catch the bus over to the other resort to double your pleasure!
2 – Atmosphere
Bayous, alligator talk, Mardi Gras, and sweet romance. Whether you are staying at Riverside and sticking with Southern charm or enjoying the historic, romantic vibe of the French Quarter, the atmosphere at Port Orleans will not disappoint. This atmosphere is carried throughout the guest areas and into the rooms. Plantation style buildings, French quarter living – the details are beautiful. We found our Riverside room to be very comfortable and charming. The picture of the steamboat in the room, the plantation images on the headboards, and the elegant style vanity, all truly say New Orleans.
3 – Dining Options
Port Orleans has a dining option that will match the taste of everyone in your family. Quick Service, Table Service, and Lounges – take your pick and enjoy! Mainly because of the two themes (Riverside and French Quarter) in one resort, you will enjoy the flexibility of taking your pick for breakfast, lunch, and/or dinner. Quick service options include Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory Food Court and Riverside Mill Food Court. We particularly favored the variety offered at Riverside Mill Food Court. From soup to burgers to pasta – you’ll find something you are craving. Table Service includes the Boatwright’s, Dining Hall. Dining at Boatwright’s is a wonderful experience with an open and bright atmosphere and delicious Orleans style food. Try the jambalaya – you’ll love it! Lounges include Scat Cat’s Club, Mardi Grogs, River Roost, and Muddy Rivers Pool Bar. Be sure to stop at Scat Cat’s Club – Cafe for the most delicious Mickey-shaped beignets all year long!
4 – Proximity to Parks
One of our favorite components to Port Orleans is the proximity to the theme parks and to Disney Springs. With bus and boat transportation, access to the parks and Disney Springs is simple and seems to go quickly. We were impressed at the bus schedule and the lack of wait time it took to catch a bus to our desired location. Boating to Disney Springs adds to the excitement of the trip. With a resort this close to the different parks, you’ll be able to enjoy less time on the bus and more time in the parks!
5 – Entertainment
The food and drinks meet taste buds needs, but don’t skip out on the entertainment offered! At the Riverside you will want to find a table at the River Roost lounge and prepare yourself for some fantastic piano playing and entertainment. Bob Jackson takes the piano bench and draws in not only those enjoying River Roost, but even the passerby’s pause to hear his tunes. Bob Jackson plays Wednesday-Saturday evening, but check with Cast Members to see if there is any fluctuation in Bob’s schedule that week. Bob is a treat, as are the musicians that bring the jazz medleys to Scat Cat’s Club at the French Quarter. Check with a Cast Member for musicians performing as well as days and times. Sipping on a drink while enjoy a saxophone singing the blues – we’re there!
6 – Extras
There are so many extra amenities offered at Port Orleans that once again, you are sure to find something that will fit your needs. Take a horse-drawn carriage ride (guys – she’ll love this one!), rent a boat to paddle off with your sweetie, ride a rental bike around the resort, enjoy relaxing with a movie on the lawn, or spend some of those coins at the large arcades! Something we have to note – the arcade rooms have massage chairs, so bring those dollars and sit back to relax while the kiddos play games. If you have kids (4-12 years old), keep in mind the Pirate Adventure Cruise that calls young pirates aboard right at Port Orleans. The Ol’Man Island in Riverside is inspired by the story of Tom Sawyer, Ol’ Man Island even features a catch-and-release fishing hole and stories told around an evening campfire. The nearby Muddy Rivers pool bar and a hot tub provide fun for grown folks. Over at French Quarter, you’ll find a Mardi Gras-themed pool area where King Neptune sits astride a giant sea serpent. Scale “Scales,” as he’s affectionately known, and slide down his tongue for a splash landing. Jazz-loving gators and clamshell water features add more poolside fun. We hope you can take advantage of the wonderful pools Port Orleans has to offer.
Put your feet up and relax at this charming moderate resort. You’ll forget you are in Florida and think somehow Disney now calls Louisiana home. Ya’ll enjoy!
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