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.
- 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.
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