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

Quick links: Pumpkin Bread | RollsBaguette | Cake | [Ginger] Beer | Eggs and the rest | Verdict

 

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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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.

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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.

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(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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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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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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Oliver and Company – New York Hot Dogs, Cat Food Concoction, Chocolates for Dogs, Pink Champagne Cake

Quick links: New York Hot Dogs | Cat Food ConcoctionChocolates for Dogs | Pink Champagne Cake | Verdict

 

Fire up some Billy Joel and get ready for some NYC action. I actually really like Oliver and Company, even though it is one of Disney’s lowest rated films. It also has really great food, especially if you’re a cat or dog! 
There is some food in the movie that we didn’t make because it was featured in other movies. For the bread recipe when they steal bread from a truck,
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see Stromboli’s French Bread from Pinocchio.
For the dog biscuits that they give Fagin,
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see the Kanine Krunchie recipe from 101 Dalmatians

 

Stolen NYC Hot Dogs

Dodger is one sly dog. He tricks Oliver distract the hot dog cart guy and in turn steals the yummy hot dogs.

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To make this more authentic, I recommend using Sabrett Hot Dogs. If you can’t come by those, at least use all beef franks.

NYC Hot Dogs
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Prep Time
2 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
12 min
Prep Time
2 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
12 min
Ingredients
  1. 4-8 All Beef Hot Dogs
  2. 4-8 Hot Dog Buns
  3. Mustard
  4. Any other toppings
Instructions
  1. Boil a pot of water
  2. After it has reached boiling point, put the dogs in the pot and take it off the heat.
  3. Cover the pot and let the dogs steam for 6-8 minutes
  4. Place toppings on.
Notes
  1. If you have a steamer, you may use that to steam the buns.
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Jenny’s Cat Food Concoction

If you have a cat, you’ll love this recipe. When Jenny first gets Oliver, she brings him back to her giant house and makes a who-know-what concoction to give to him.

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You see some sort of cereal or bran, eggs, and a bunch of messy dishes. Fortunately, when I made it, I didn’t make as big of mess as she did.

Jenny's Cat Food Concoction
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Total Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 can mackerel
  2. 1 egg yolk
  3. 1/3 cup oats
  4. 1/3 cup evaporated milk
  5. 1 bag of cat treats
  6. 1/4 cup whipped cream
Instructions
  1. Mix oats and evaporated in bowl.
  2. Once mixed, add egg and mackerel
  3. Add Cat treats and mix until blended
  4. Top with whipped cream (or don't)
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Chocolates for Dogs

I know, I know, chocolate is really bad for dogs. But we see Georgette eating chocolates from a heart-shaped box and doing yoga.

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I searched and found that Carob, a chocolate substitute, and its cleared by ASPCA as non-toxic for dogs. So we made some molded chocolates filled with peanut butter. Our dog loved them!  We also made some milk-chocolate candies for us too 🙂

Chocolates for Dogs
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Total Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr
Ingredients
  1. 1 Bag Carob
  2. 1/2 cup milk
  3. 3 tbs peanut butter
Instructions
  1. Heat up the milk over a very low heat
  2. Add the carob chips a little bit at a time
  3. Stir vigorously with wooden spoon.
  4. Once all the chips are added, you might need to add a couple more splashes of milk until the carob is creamy
  5. Let the carob cool a bit
  6. Fill candy mold 1/2-3/4 way full with the carob
  7. Place peanut butter in a pastry bag (or a plastic bag with its corner cut)
  8. Squeeze a little dab of peanut butter on top of the carob in each mold. About the size of a big pea.
  9. Cover the peanut butter and fill rest of mold with carob
  10. Place in freezer for about an hour or until the carob solidifies. You may also place in fridge, but wait longer for the solidification.
Notes
  1. You might need to hold the pan off the stove a bit if it gets too hot and you start to smell it burn.
  2. For milk chocolate, melt the milk chocolate in a microwave on a low heat, stirring every 30 seconds, or melt in a double boiler. Follow the rest of the instructions. You may place anything you wish in the middle of the chocolates. I put in Nutella and raspberry jam.
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Pink Champagne Cake

At the end of the movie, everything is good and every is around Jenny as they celebrate her birthday.

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Being super rich, she probably had a fancy cake (even though you only see a generic pink cake). How do you make a fancy cake? With champagne of course! This is a somewhat difficult and time consuming recipe. Just a head’s up.

There is also chocolate, strawberry and vanilla ice cream shown in the movie. This cake pair well with Neapolitan ice cream! So pick some of that up from the store.

Pink Champagne Cake
Serves 10
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Prep Time
1 hr
Cook Time
25 min
Total Time
1 hr 25 min
Prep Time
1 hr
Cook Time
25 min
Total Time
1 hr 25 min
For the Champagne Reduction
  1. 2 cups (480 ml) champagne, pink champagne or sparkling wine
For the Champagne Velvet Layer Cake
  1. 2½ cups (280 grams) sifted Self-Rising Flour
  2. 2 cups (400 grams) granulated sugar
  3. ½ cup (1 stick/113 grams) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  4. ¼ cup (48 grams) shortening
  5. ¼ cup (56 grams) vegetable oil
  6. ½ cup (120 ml) champagne reduction
  7. ½ cup (120 ml) buttermilk, at room temperature
  8. ¾ cup (180 grams) egg whites (about 6), at room temperature
  9. ½ teaspoon (2.5 ml) pure almond extract
  10. ½ teaspoon (2.5 ml) pure vanilla extract
  11. Extra flour and shortening to prepare cake pans
  12. 1 cup raspberry jam
  13. 2 containers of buttercream frosting
  14. Red food coloring to dye the frosting
Prepare the Champagne Reduction
  1. In a medium heavy saucepan over medium-high heat, bring champagne to a boil.
  2. Boil until reduced to ½ cup, about 15 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat; set aside to cool completely.
  4. Meanwhile, arrange oven rack in lower third of oven and preheat oven to 350ºF.
  5. Grease three 8-inch round with shortening or oil.
  6. Line bottoms with parchment or wax paper cut to fit the size of pans.
  7. Grease paper linings and dust lined pans with flour, tapping out the excess.
  8. Set aside.
Prepare the Champagne Velvet Layer Cake
  1. Mix self-rising flour and sugar until well combined and aerated.
  2. Add butter, shortening and oil and mix until thoroughly combined.
  3. Mixture will be very thick.
  4. In a 2-cup glass liquid measuring cup, whisk together champagne reduction, buttermilk, egg whites and extracts using a fork until well blended.
  5. Slowly add half of the liquid mixture to the batter and mix.
  6. Then beat until thoroughly combined, scraping down the sides of bowl as necessary with rubber spatula, about 2 minutes.
  7. Add remaining liquid mixture and beat just until smooth and thoroughly combined, again scraping down the sides of bowl as necessary.
  8. Using rubber spatula, scrape and pour batter into prepared pans dividing evenly (a little over 2 cups of batter per cake pan).
  9. Smooth tops evenly with rubber spatula and then rap each pan on counter surface 2 to 3 times to expel any air bubbles. This step will create a nice level cake.
  10. Bake in preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into center comes out clean, about 25 to 30 minutes.
  11. Cool cakes in pans on wire racks for 10 minutes.
  12. Run thin metal spatula around edges of each cake to loosen, then invert onto wire rack and peel away parchment or wax paper.
  13. Turn right side up onto wire racks (using an additional rack to flip) and cool completely or wrap while still warm to retain moisture.
  14. Wrap each cake layer tightly in plastic food wrap and keep at room temperature until ready to fill and frost.
To Assemble, Frost and Fill the Cake
  1. Mix a couple drops of food coloring into the frosting to turn it into a nice pink color.
  2. Use a scant ¾ cup frosting between each layer.
  3. After frosting each the bottom and middle layer, pipe a simple ¼-inch border of buttercream around the perimeter of the cake to act as a dam to prevent the filling from going over the edge of the cake layer.
  4. Following this, lightly spoon about 4 tablespoons of the Raspberry Filling on top of the buttercream in the center. Using a small angled metal spatula, carefully spread the filling outward to the dam border of buttercream.
  5. Carefully place the next cake layer on top and press down gently.
  6. Proceed to frost the cake as desired with remaining buttercream.
To Make a Rose Cake with “Rose Swirls”
  1. Use a scant ¾ cup frosting between each layer and then proceed to frost the cake with a “crumb coat” or thin coat, but not too thin.
  2. The cake should have good coverage and you should not see the cake peeking through the frosting.
  3. Next, assemble your pastry bag with coupler and tip.
  4. Fill pastry bag and twist closed.
  5. Make sure your hands are not too warm or your buttercream will get too soft. You are now ready to pipe roses!
  6. To pipe roses, start at the bottom and work around the cake to complete a full circle of roses. T
  7. o pipe each rose, start in the center of where you want your rose to be. T
  8. hen pipe in a circular fashion counter-clockwise going around the center point once or twice depending on the size of roses you desire.
  9. The roses don’t need to be perfect!
  10. This is what is so great about piping swirled roses as they look lovely shabby and chic.
  11. It is best to end in the same place each time and I like to end at the top right side of each rose.
  12. Once you complete the first row around the cake, continue with the next row and then the top. To fill in any gaps, I like to pipe small stars or flourishes that contour the rose swirls. Rose Cakes are the best. So simple, but so stunning!
Adapted from http://wickedgoodkitchen.com/pink-champagne-velvet-layer-cake/
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Source: http://wickedgoodkitchen.com/pink-champagne-velvet-layer-cake/ 

Will it make you get the Street Saviore Faire?

Overall, this was a really good haul. Hot Dogs were great, the cake was one of the best cakes I’ve ever had, and if you were a cat, I’m sure you’d love the concoction. The dog chocolates were pretty disgusting for humans. I don’t really like carob. But my dog loved them. But the milk chocolate candies were amazing.

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Verdict:

Hot Dogs – 7/10

Jenny’s Concoction – 3/10 (for humans) 10/10 (for cats)

Dog Chocolates – 3/10 (for humans) 10/10 (for dogs)  Human Chocolates – 10/10

Pink Champagne Cakes – 10/10

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Black Cauldron – Apple Porridge, Toad Soup, and Call-back Medieval Recipes

Quick links: Apple Porridge | Toad SoupCall-Back Medieval Recipes | Verdict

 

I’d say that this is probably one of the most unknown Disney movies ever made. I think Disney has even forgotten they made it. Good thing too, it is probably one of the worst Disney movies. It’s enjoyable at times, but ultimately falls pretty flat. It’s a shame too, because I really liked the books on which it was based growing up. Most of the food featured in this movie we have made before (they aren’t very creative when it comes to medieval-type dishes usually).
Despite the horribleness of the movie, it had lots of firsts. It was the first Disney animated movie to receive a PG rating and it almost got a PG-13 rating, it’s the first not to feature any songs, it’s the first to use computer technology and it’s the first not to feature credits at the beginning of the movie.

 

Apple Porridge

The first thing shown at the beginning of the movie is some kind of porridge the pig farmer is making for his oracular pig. Although, it apparently isn’t very tasty porridge.

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It doesn’t say exactly what’s in it, so I took some liberties of course. Later in the movie, the annoying but charming Gurgi steals an apple from Taran.

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So I decided to make some apple-infused porridge. And unlike the film, it turned out pretty good.

Apple Porridge
Serves 2
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
8 min
Total Time
13 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
8 min
Total Time
13 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 cup oats
  2. 2/3 cups water
  3. 2/3 cups milk
  4. 1 apple (sliced into small chunks)
  5. 1/4 cup brown sugar
  6. 1 clove (crushed)
  7. 1/4 tsp salt
  8. 1/8 tsp cinnamon
  9. 1/8 tsp nutmeg
  10. 1/4 tsp vanilla
Instructions
  1. Mix the water and milk and bring to a boil
  2. Add the oats and salt
  3. Reduce heat to medium
  4. Cook uncovered for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally
  5. Add the apple and the rest of the ingredients and cook covered for 3 minutes
  6. Serve hot
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Toad Soup

Toward the end of the movie, the group meets a couple of witches. One of them turns Fflewddur Fflam (awesome name, I know) into a frog and tries to stick him in a pot of boiling water. 

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I looked everywhere for a place that sold frog meat, but couldn’t find any. However, I did see that a local Chinese restaurant (and a pretty famous and good one at that) called Lao Sze Chaun has some frog dishes. So I went there and ordered some frog soup.

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Frog, unsurprisingly, tastes a lot like chicken, but very bony. I actually wasn’t able to eat much of the dish because it was UNBELIEVABLY spicy. One of the spiciest things I have ever tried. But if you’re ever in Chicago, I recommend you go to Lao Sze Chaun. Just try one of their other dishes.

Call-Back food

Being a movie set in the middle-ages, they showed the staple cooked ham and turkey.

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We have made a couple of different recipes of ham and turkey. So I’ll leave the links to those recipes here.

Willie’s Medieval Chicken from Mickey and The Beanstalk

Ichabod Crane’s Ham

 


Will it Raise an Army of the Dead?

The porridge was really really good. I guess I didn’t make it exactly to the specification of the movie…unless people in the movie just don’t like sweet porridge. 

Frog tastes like dark-meat chicken. Not bad. 

Verdict:

Porridge – 8/10

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Aristocats – Creme de la Creme ala Edgar, Goose ala Provencale stuffed with Chestnuts and basted with white wine, French Onion soup

Everybody wants to be a cat! Aristocats doesn’t feature much food, but the food it does show isn’t half bad. It’s set in Paris, so the food has a lot of French influence. There are a couple dishes that range from a simple dessert to a high-end meal. So check out the recipes from Aristocats.

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Sleeping Beauty – Cake with no wands & Cake with wands, Strawberye, Bread Pudding, Gingersnaps, Hippocras (Spiced Wine), Brussel Sprouts, Sweet Potatoes, Almond Rolls with jelly, Pistachio-Almond Rice Pudding, Berry cake with Lemon Icing.

Food isn’t a huge part of this movie. The most notable food in sleeping beauty is the horrendous cake Fauna tried to make. However, you may remember the feast the kings stand by when they drink and sing their “Skumps” song. We skipped over the ham, fish and the turkey that was shown in that scene, for those recipes, see Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad, Pinocchio, and Make Mine Music.

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Fantasia – Stegosaurus meat and Wine (Grape Juice)

While there aren’t any sugary treats in this movie, it sure is a visual treat. From abstract colors, to unwieldy broomsticks, to evil demons, it is beautiful and has some amazing animation. If you have anything to do with visual arts in your life, you should watch this movie.