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I don’t know why Disney/Pixar has a hard time with Dinosaur movies. They can make them look beautiful, but they can’t get a solid story. Oh well. There wasn’t really any food in Dinosaur either, except for some prehistoric dinosaur meat, but that didn’t stop us, oh no. We made some great Dinosaur inspired scotch eggs and scotch eggs from Cadbury Eggs! Perfect for the upcoming Easter holiday! Check it out! Also, we made some video content! That will be up later today. Yay! So check out the videos on how to make each egg!
*EDIT: Videos are up!*
Dinosaur Scotch Egg
So, when Aladar is still a little eggling, he gets thrown around a bit and even swallowed and spit out again.
That’s the closest to food we could come by. I’ve always wanted to make Scotch Eggs, this gave me the opportunity. They turned out great!
Dinosaur Scotch Eggs
- 1 egg
- 1 cup mayonnaise
- 1/4 cup yellow mustard
- 2 tablespoons white sugar
- 6 eggs
- 2 quarts oil for deep frying
- 12 ounces ground pork sausage
- 1 tablespoon dried parsley, crushed
- 2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1/4 teaspoon dried marjoram
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 egg, beaten
- 4 ounces dry bread crumbs
- In a small saucepan, crack 1 egg
- Turn the heat on low
- Mix in mayonnaise, mustard and sugar.
- Heat until boiling. When it reaches a boil, remove and let sit until cool
- Then chill in fridge.
- Place 6 eggs in a saucepan and cover with water.
- Bring to a boil
- Boil eggs for 10 to 12 minutes.
- Remove from heat
- Let cool then peel.
- Heat oil in deep-fryer or a deep pan to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
- Work the parsley, lemon rind, nutmeg, marjoram, salt and pepper into the sausage with your hands.
- Divide the sausage into 6 equal sized balls
- Smash the balls into disks and place a peeled hardboiled egg in the center of each disk.
- Work the sausage around the eggs with wet hands to form an even layer.
- Roll the covered eggs in beaten egg, and then in dried breadcrumbs.
- With a spoon, carefully slide the eggs in the hot oil and fry for 4 to 5 minutes (sometimes it helps to only do a couple at a time), until they turn deep golden brown.
- Turn them as they cook so that they brown evenly.
- Remove with a slotted spoon, drain on paper towel
- If the sausage doesn't cook all the way through, heat in oven at 350 for 10 minutes.
- Serve eggs with mustard sauce.
Sweet Cadbury Scotch Egg
So, we wanted to do something extra for cute little Aladar.
So here’s a Disney Meal Original creation! Cadbury Scotch Eggs (They’ve probably been done before, but we came up with our own way of doing them). Now, since this was experimental, we kinda messed up on the first couple, but the last couple were DELICIOUS and oh so fattening! Check it out
Cadbury Scotch Dinosaur Eggs
- 6 Cadbury Creme Eggs (Frozen)
- 1 cake box mix
- 1/4 cup sour cream
- 1/4 cup cream cheese
- 2 cups (6oz) Chocolate cookie crumbs
- 2 cups (6oz) bread crumbs
- 2 cups flour
- 2 eggs
- 8 oz (2 small packages) White baking chocolate
- 4 oz (1 small package) milk baking chocolate or chocolate chips
- Freeze the Cadbury Eggs overnight. They need to be good and solid
- Cook the cake mix as directed
- When the cake is cooled enough to handle, add to a mixing bowl
- Mix in cream cheese and sour cream until you get a wetter mix
- Place the cookie crumbs in one bowl, 1 cup flour in a bowl and crack one egg in the other
- Smash the cake around the frozen cadbury egg. Make sure the cake isn't too hot or else it will melt the egg, but if it's too cold, it will have a hard time sticking around the egg
- Roll the cake egg in the flour, then the egg then the cookie crumb.
- Place on a plate and freeze for at least an hour.
- Meanwhile, heat oil in a pan or deep-fryer to 350F
- Remove eggs from freezer
- Place bread crumbs in a bowl, the remaining flour in another, and crack the last egg into another bowl
- Repeat the process of rolling the eggs in the flour, then egg, then bread crumbs.
- Carefully place the eggs in the hot oil. Fry until it is golden.
- Remove from oil and place on a paper towel to drain.
- When the eggs are cool, melt the chocolate (white chocolate in one bowl, milk chocolate in another). You may use the instruction on the back of the box to melt the chocolate.
- Swirl a little milk chocolate in the white chocolate and then roll each egg in the white chocolate. Drizzle the milk chocolate on top.
- Let eggs chill in fridge until the chocolate has solidified.
- Enjoy your eggs
Will it Help You Find the Nesting Grounds?
Both the scotch eggs were super delicious. My wife didn’t like the sausage we used for the regular scotch eggs, so make sure you get some premium sausage!
Scotch Eggs – 8.5/10
Scotch Cadbury Eggs – 10/10
Along with Toy Story and Toy Story 3, Toy Story 2 is among the best Pixar movies out there. I was surprised how much I had forgotten in this movie. It was great watching it again and reliving the past. Sadly, there isn’t much food shown. Luckily, we have one recipe that is finger-lickin’ good (according to Bulls-eye).
This week we’re doing something a little different because we’ve been traveling in Medellin, Colombia. We’ve eaten some amazing foods here, but the best have been Medellin’s own Arepas. You can check out some other yummy South American recipes in our Saludos Amigos and Three Cabelleros post.
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I must confess, this is one of the few Disney movies I had not previously seen. It was interesting to learn that Fantasia was meant to be an ongoing film. That would have been pretty cool. Fantasia 2000 is a fun, relaxing movie. I prefer the original Fantasia, but this was a good addition. There wasn’t much food shown. Nothing really that we haven’t made, but that didn’t stop us from coming up with one of our new favorite recipes for you!
So during this clip is where all the food is shown. We have made all the food shown, but we haven’t made a good classic donut yet. The donuts we made in the past all had different takes on the classic. Old fashioned from Ichabod and a flakey donut from lady and the tramp. But we came up with a delicious donut recipe for you all.
Jazzy Chocolate and Lemon Mint Glazed Donuts
- 1 ¼ cups milk
- 2 ¼ teaspoons (one package) active dry yeast
- 2 eggs
- 8 tablespoons (1 stick) butter, melted and cooled
- ¼ cup granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 4 ¼ cups all-purpose flour, plus more for rolling out the dough
- 2 quarts vegetable oil (or enough to fill a pan about 1.5in. deep
- 3 c powdered sugar
- 4 tbs water
- 4 tbs milk
- 2 tsp lemon juice
- 1/2 tsp dried finely crushed mint
- 2 cup heavy cream
- 1/2 c honey
- 2 bag semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 4 tbs butter
- Heat the milk to about 90F (warm but not hot)
- Add the yeast and a pinch of sugar
- Mix gently then let sit for 5-10 minutes until foamy
- Use an electric mixer or a stand mixer fitted with a dough hook, beat the eggs, butter, sugar and salt into the yeast mixture.
- Add 2 cups plus 2 tablespoons of flour, 1 cup, then 1 tbs at a time.
- Mix until combined, then mix in the rest of the flour until the dough pulls away from the sides of the bowl.
- If dough is too wet. add more flour, about 2 tablespoons at a time
- If the dough becomes too tough, gently knead it until smooth but be careful not to over work the dough.
- Grease a large bowl with a little oil.
- Transfer the dough to the bowl, and cover with plastic wrap.
- Let rise at room temperature until it doubles in size, about 1 hour.
- Turn the dough out onto a well-floured surface, and roll it to 1/2-inch thickness.
- Cut out the doughnuts with a doughnut cutter, or 2 circular objects (About 3 in diameter and 1in diameter).
- If you want, keep the holes and fry those, if not, add them with the scraps.
- Knead any scraps together, being careful not to overwork, and let rest for a few minutes before repeating the process.
- Put the doughnuts on two floured baking sheets so that there is plenty of room between each one.
- Cover with a kitchen towel, and let rise in a warm place until they are slightly puffed up and delicate, about 45 minutes. You can heat the oven to 200 at the beginning of this step, then turn off the heat, put the baking sheets in the oven and leave the door ajar.
- A few minutes before the donuts have finished rising, put the oil in a heavy-bottomed pot or Dutch oven over medium-high heat, and heat it to 375.
- Carefully add the doughnuts to the oil, a few at a time (careful not to squish them too much).
- When the bottoms are deep golden, after 30-45 seconds, use a spatula to flip; cook until they’re deep golden all over.
- You'll probably have to keep adjusting the heat as you fry the donuts, but try to keep it at about 375.
- Place the finished donuts on cooling racks or paper towels to dry off the excess oil.
- Place all the ingredients in a bowl and mix until smooth. Dip the donuts in the glaze when they are cool enough to handle. Be careful not to glaze them while they are still too warm or else the glaze will melt off or into the donuts.
- Heat the heavy cream and honey in a pot over a medium heat and mix until combined.
- In a separate bowl, add the chocolate chips and butter.
- When the cream comes to a light boil, remove from the heat and immediately add to the chocolate chips and butter.
- Mix until the chocolate and butter melts and turn smooth.
- Place in fridge until cool.
- Add to donuts when they are mostly cool.
Will it Make you Fantasiaical?
I was super pleased with the donuts. I highly recommend making them. It also leaves leeway to experiment and come up with different toppings or flavors inside the donut.
Glazed Donut – 10/10
Chocolate Donut – 9/10