Beauty and the Beast [Week 1] – Baker’s bread (Pumpkin bread, French Rolls and Baguettes), Pink French Yogurt Cake, Raw Eggs, and [ginger] beer

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Bonjour! So this week is Beauty and the Beast. Lucky for you and us, there are TONS of foods shown in this movie. So instead of just one week dedicated to the movie, you get FOUR! This week covers from the start until Be Our Guest. Be Our Guest itself will be divided into two weeks and then we’ll do one of Be Our Guest and onward. So now we invite you to relax, let us pull up a chair as Disney Meals proudly presents – Beauty and the Beast!

 

Baker’s Pumpkin Bread

There are a lot of different foods shown in the Bonjour song. The first lyric when you actually get into the song is “There goes the baker with his tray like always. The same old bread and rolls to sell.”  

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(Credit: Disney)

We have made normal bread in other posts, so we decided to make some pumpkin bread. There is a man in the town that is lugging around pumpkins, so it’s not a far stretch that the baker could be carrying pumpkin bread. (Plus, we just really like pumpkin bread)

Baker's Pumpkin Bread
Serves 24
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
50 min
Total Time
1 hr 5 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
50 min
Total Time
1 hr 5 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin puree
  2. 4 eggs
  3. 1 cup vegetable oil
  4. 2/3 cup water
  5. 3 cups white sugar
  6. 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  7. 2 teaspoons baking soda
  8. 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  9. 2 tsp lemon juice
  10. 1 tsp rum
  11. 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  12. 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  13. 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  14. 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Grease and flour three 7x3 inch loaf pans or 1 9x4 inch pan and then 6 cup cakes.
  3. In a large bowl, mix together pumpkin puree, eggs, rum, lemon juice, oil, water and sugar until well blended.
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and ginger.
  5. Stir the dry ingredients into the pumpkin mixture until just blended.
  6. Pour into the prepared pans.
  7. Bake for about 50 minutes in the preheated oven.
  8. Loaves are done when toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
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Baker’s Rolls

The baker also has rolls.

(Credit: Disney)

(Credit: Disney)

So we made some yummy french rolls that are crispy on the outside and soft on the inside

 

Baker's Rolls to Sell
Serves 4
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Prep Time
2 hr 30 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
2 hr 45 min
Prep Time
2 hr 30 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
2 hr 45 min
Ingredients
  1. 3 1/2 cups bread flour
  2. 1 teaspoon of salt
  3. 1 package of active dry yeast
  4. 2 tablespoons of white sugar
  5. 3/4 cup of lukewarm water that is divided
  6. 1/2 cup of lukewarm milk
Instructions
  1. Sift the flour and salt in a bowl and then set aside.
  2. Mix 1/4 cup of water with yeast and stir until it has dissolved.
  3. Mix in the sugar and let stand for about 10 to 15 minutes.
  4. Make a well in the flour and pour the yeast mixture in.
  5. Add the milk and 1/4 cup water and mix together.
  6. Add the rest of the water slowly until dough is soft and moist.
  7. Knead for about 8 to 10 minutes.
  8. Place in oiled bowl and cover it with a damp towel.
  9. Let rise for about 2 hours.
  10. Place dough on floured surface and punch down.
  11. Cover it again and then let it rest for about 5 minutes.
  12. Divide it into 10 pieces.
  13. Roll each piece into oval shape and then place on a baking sheet.
  14. Cover with damp towel and let rise for about 30 minutes.
  15. Slice a slit down the center (vertically) on each roll.
  16. Cover and let rest for 15 minutes.
  17. While rolls are at rest, place a dish that is oven proof and with about 1 1/3 inch of water in it in the lower part of the oven and heat it to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.
  18. Bake the rolls for about 15 minutes and then let cool down. Serve.
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Marie the Baguettes!

Now, the movie doesn’t actually show the baguettes, but I love the line the baker says. “That’s nice. MARIE, the baguettes! Hurry up!”  So we made some baguettes.  They were similar to the rolls, but I think this recipe is better.

 

Marie, The Baguettes!
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Ingredients
  1. 3/4 cup water
  2. 1/4 cup milk
  3. 2 1/2 cups bread flour
  4. 1 tablespoon white sugar
  5. 1 teaspoon salt
  6. 1 package yeast
  7. 1 egg yolk
  8. 1 tablespoon water
Instructions
  1. Sift the flour and salt in a bowl and then set aside.
  2. Mix 1/4 cup of water with yeast and stir until it has dissolved.
  3. Mix in the sugar and let stand for about 10 to 15 minutes.
  4. Make a well in the flour and pour the yeast mixture in.
  5. Add the milk and rest of the water and mix together
  6. Place dough in a greased bowl, turning to coat all sides.
  7. Cover, and let rise in a warm place for about 30 minutes, or until doubled in bulk. Dough is ready if indentation remains when touched.
  8. Punch down dough.
  9. On a lightly floured surface, roll into a 16x12 inch rectangle.
  10. Cut dough in half, creating two 8x12 inch rectangles.
  11. Roll up each half of dough tightly, beginning at 12 inch side, pounding out any air bubbles as you go.
  12. Roll gently back and forth to taper end. It might help to have damp hands.
  13. Place 3 inches apart on a greased cookie sheet.
  14. Make deep diagonal slashes across loaves every 2 inches, or make one lengthwise slash on each loaf.
  15. Cover, and let rise in a warm place for 30 to 40 minutes, or until doubled in bulk.
  16. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  17. Mix egg yolk with 1 tablespoon water; brush over tops of loaves.
  18. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes in the preheated oven, or until golden brown
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Pink French Yogurt Cake

In the song we also see the baker walking around with a pink cake.

(Credit: Disney)

(Credit: Disney)

I decided to make some French Yogurt cake and frost it with pink cream cheese frosting. Even though I accidentally overcooked it a bit, it turned out really well and tasty. 

 

Pink French Yogurt Cake
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
35 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
35 min
Ingredients
  1. nonstick vegetable oil spray
  2. 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  3. 2 teaspoons baking powder
  4. 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  5. 1 cup sugar
  6. 1 tablespoon finely grated lemon zest
  7. 3/4 cup whole-milk Greek yogurt
  8. 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  9. 2 large eggs
  10. 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  11. 2 tablespoons raspberry jam
  12. 1 can cream-cheese frosting (can dye pink with red food coloring)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Coat a 9" circular cake pan with nonstick vegetable oil spray. Dust with flour; tap out excess.
  3. Whisk 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, 2 teaspoons baking powder, and 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt in a medium bowl.
  4. Using your fingers, rub 1 cup sugar with 1 tablespoon finely grated lemon zest in a large bowl until sugar is moist.
  5. Add 3/4 cup whole-milk Greek yogurt, 1/2 cup vegetable oil, 2 large eggs, and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract; whisk to blend.
  6. Fold in dry ingredients just to blend.
  7. Pour batter into prepared pan; smooth top.
  8. Bake until top of cake is golden brown and a tester inserted into center comes out clean, 20-25 minutes.
  9. Let cake cool in pan on a wire rack for 15 minutes. Invert onto rack; let cool completely.
  10. Frost with cream cheese frosting
Notes
  1. Can be made 3 days ahead. Store airtight at room temperature. Makes 1 layer of cake. For a 2 layer cake, double recipe.
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[Ginger] Beer

As it is normal for Disney movies, there is lots of alcohol. So when Gaston is in the tavern, and everyone is singing about how great he is, there is a lot of beer shown.

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(Credit: Disney)

So we decided to make some ginger beer! It turned out well!

[Ginger] Beer
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Prep Time
15 min
Total Time
24 hr 15 min
Prep Time
15 min
Total Time
24 hr 15 min
Ingredients
  1. About 1/4 pound ginger, peeled
  2. 1 cup sugar
  3. 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  4. 1/4 teaspoon active dry yeast
  5. About 2 quarts water
Instructions
  1. Grate enough ginger using fine grater to measure 3 1/2 tablespoons, then put in a fine-mesh sieve set over a bowl to collect juice, pressing on solids and then discarding. I also found that putting the ginger in a coffee filter or a teabag and let it steep in 1 cup of hot water for 15 minutes does the job too.
  2. Place funnel in neck of bottle and pour in 3 tablespoons ginger juice (reserve any remaining for another use).
  3. Add sugar, lemon juice, yeast, and a pinch of salt.
  4. Fill bottle with water, leaving about 1 1/2 inches of space at top.
  5. Remove funnel and screw cap on tightly.
  6. Gently shake bottle to dissolve sugar.
  7. Let stand at room temperature until plastic feels hard and no longer indents when squeezed, 24 to 36 hours.
  8. Chill ginger beer until very cold.
Notes
  1. Ginger beer keeps, chilled, 1 week.
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5 Dozen Eggs, and the rest

Now for the fun part. Gaston eats 5 dozen eggs now that he is grown.

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(Credit: Disney)

I had never eaten raw eggs plain. So I ate some rocky style. It actually wasn’t that bad.

Back to the Bonjour song, A sheep eats a corner of Belle’s book.

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(Credit: Disney)

So I ate some paper for good measure.

There is also a wedding cake shown for Gaston’s failed proposal.

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(Credit: Disney)

You can refer to Lady and the Tramp for a good Wedding Cake recipe.  There is also some wine shown in the tavern. You can check out Fantasia for that.


Will it Make you the Size of a Barge?

So everything was really good. The baguette was better than the french rolls. The pumpkin bread is delicious especially with a little butter on it. The cake, although overcooked was really really good and would probably be even better if it were cooked right, and the ginger beer wasn’t all that bad!

 

Verdict:

Pumpkin Bread – 9/10

French Rolls – 7/10

Baguette – 8/10

Pink Yogurt Cake – 9/10

Ginger Beer – 6/10 first sip 7/10 once you get used to it

Eggs – 5/10

Paper – 5/10

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