Quick links: Giant Turkey | White Cakes | Inca Biscuits | Colada Morada | Spinach Puffs | Verdict
I think Emperor’s New Groove is one of the funniest, if not THE funniest Disney movies ever made. And of course, it has Kronk’s Spinach Puffs (Check out the video). There is TONS of food shown, so you all get the pleasure of getting 2 Emperor’s New Groove posts! Some of the food that wasn’t shown can be found in Saludos Amigos/Three Cabaleros
- 3 giant turkeys
- Pejelagarto fish
- Giant 3 tiered cake
- big bowl of red spiky fruit
- snack cookie for kronk
- pineapple and other fruit
- salad with cherry tomatoes
- spinach puffs
- red drink
- extract of llama
- basket with long footballish bread
- little chicken (small bird) legs
- red soup
- green Soup
- fish with Apple in mouth
- birthday cake with 100000 candles
At the beginning of the movie, we see a giant feast for Kusco. There are 3 giant turkey looking roasted birds shown too.
We’ve done turkey’s/chickens a lot on Disney Meals, but we happened to have a full turkey in our freezer, so this was a perfect time to make a MesoAmerican-style turkey!
- 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 1/3 cup lime juice, from 2 limes
- 5 large garlic cloves, roughly chopped
- 2 tablespoon kosher salt
- 4 teaspoons paprika
- 2 teaspoon black pepper
- 2 tablespoon cumin
- 2 teaspoon dried oregano
- 3 teaspoons sugar
- 1/2 c pineapple
- 12 lbs turkey
- 3 jalapeño chili peppers, seeded if desired (I use about half the seeds for a medium-hot sauce), and roughly chopped
- 1 cup fresh cilantro leaves
- 2 cloves garlic, roughly chopped
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise, best quality such as Hellmann's
- 1/4 cup sour cream
- 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice, from one lime
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- Preheat oven to 375F
- Combine all the ingredients except for the turkey and pineapple in food processor or blender and mix well.
- Cut a slit in the skin of the turkey and spread about 2/3 of the marinade inside the skin and the dump the rest on top.
- Cook with tinfoil partially covering the turkey for 20 minutes per pound of turkey
- Increase the heat for 425 for the last 20 minutes
- Every 20 minutes, squirt the turkey with melted butter.
- Combine all the ingredients in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth
Theme Song Guy White Cake
We’ve also done lots of cakes, but why not make another. This is the cake the Theme Song Guy bursts out of.
- 12 tablespoons (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 6 large egg whites (3/4 cup)
- 3/4 cup milk
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 (9-inch) diameter by 1 1/2-inch deep layer pans or 1 (13 by 9 by 2-inch) pan, buttered and bottoms lined with parchment or waxed paper
- The fine moist crumb of this cake complements any type of filling and frosting -- the perfect celebratory cake.
- Set a rack at the middle level of the oven and preheat to 350 degrees. In a large mixing bowl, beat butter and sugar for about 5 minutes, until light and fluffy. Stir together flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside. Combine egg whites, milk and vanilla extract. Add 1/3 of the flour mixture to butter mixture then add half the milk mixture. Continue to alternate beginning and ending with flour mixture. Scrape bowl and beater often. Pour batter into prepared pan(s) and smooth top with a metal spatula. Bake cake(s) about 25 to 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center emerges clean. Cool in pan on a rack for 5 minutes, then turn out onto a rack, remove paper and let cool completely.
- Read more at: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/classic-white-cake-recipe.html?oc=linkback
Inca Biscuits for Kronk
When Kusco finds Yzma in his chair, he asks “Who’s in my chair?” Kronk pipes up and answers, and Kuzco gives him a snack.
It looks like one of these Inca Biscuits. They were tasty
- 100 ml warm water
- 15 g yeast
- pinch of sugar
- 50 ml olive oil
- 50 g butter
- 275 g flour
- 5 g salt
- Dissolve the yeast and sugar in the warm water. Let sit for 10 minutes until fizzy.
- Meanwhile, place the flour and salt in a bowl and mix until blended. Add the rest of the liquid ingredients including the yeast water. Mix with a stand mixer or by hand until you get a smooth elastic dough.
- Place plastic wrap over dough and let rise until doubled (about 1 hr)
- Preheat the oven to 180C or 350F
- Once risen, roll out dough on a lightly floured surface. Using a rolling pin, flatten the dough until it is about 0.75-1 cms thick (1/4 in to 1/2 in).
- Cut the dough with a round cookie cutter and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
- Let the cut dough sit in a warm area for 30 mins - 1 hr to rise.
- Bake for 25-30 mins until just browning.
- Enjoy with jelly
The Poison. The Poison for Kuzco, the Poison Chosen Especially to Kill Kuzco, Kuzco’s Poison.
So I wanted to make the drink the Kronk poisons.
I looked around for possible drinks from mesoamerica. I found this one and it said it was a thicker drink, I didn’t know they meant pudding-thickness. Luckily, it still had a good flavor.
- 1 cup purple or black corn flour
- 14 oz naranjilla or lulo pulp (thawed if frozen)
- 2 cups blackberries (frozen or fresh)
- 2 cups blueberries (frozen or fresh)
- 2 cups strawberries, sliced
- 1 pineapple, peels and core + 2 cups finely diced
- 5-6 cinnamon sticks
- 4-5 whole cloves
- 4-5 all spice berries
- 12-14 oz panela or brown sugar
- A few lemon verbena leaves, fresh or dry
- A few lemongrass leaves, fresh or dry
- 2 pieces orange peel
- 8 + 4 cups water
- Place the pineapple skins and core, cinnamon, spices and panela or brown sugar in a large pot with 8 cups of water. Boil for about 20-25 minutes.
- Add the lemon verbena, lemongrass, and orange peel.
- Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove and strain.
- In a separate pot, add 4 cups of water with the blueberries and blackberries, boil for about 20 minutes. Remove from heat, let cool down until safe to handle, blend and strain.
- Mix the cup of the purple corn flour with 1 cup of the spice pineapple liquid until well diluted.
- Add the strained berry mix, the naranjilla juice, the spiced pineapple liquid and the diluted purple flour mix to a large pot.
- Cook over medium heat, stir constantly to keep it from sticking, bring to a boil.
- Add the pineapple chunks and reduce to simmer for about 10 minutes.
- Remove from the heat, add the strawberry slices. Serve warm or cold.
Kronk’s Spinach Puffs
And I can’t do Emperor’s New Groove without doing Kronk’s Spinach Puffs.
Believe it or not, they were delicious and surprisingly easy to make, so here is the recipe!
- 10 oz fresh spinach chopped finely
- 1/4 -pound feta cheese, coarsely crumbled
- 2 garlic cloves
- 1/2 tsp finely grated lime rind
- About 20 grinds black pepper
- Dash nutmeg
- Flour, for dusting
- 1 packaged puff pastry dough
- 1 egg white
- Preheat oven to 375F
- Make sure the spinach is patted dry before starting. Mix the finely chopped spinach, feta cheese, garlic, pepper, nutmeg and lime rind in a bowl. Set aside
- Open the puff pastry packing and roll out the dough.
- Cut the dough into squares (3in x 3in)
- Place a bit of the spinach mixture in the middle of each square.
- Dip your finger in water and wet one side of the square.
- Fold each square over the filling to make a triangle
- Press down on the wetted side of the square to make a seal. Use a fork to press the edge.
- This will create a semi-sealed triangle with the pastry showing on one side. You may stuff more filling into each pastry at this time if you wish.
- Place the pastries on a floured or parchment paper lined baking pan.
- Combine the egg white with a small amount of water.
- Brush the egg white mixture on each of the pastries.
- Bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown
Will it Make you do your Own Theme Music?
All of it was super good. I didn’t love Kusco’s poison, but it wasn’t horrible either.
Turkey – 8/10
White Cake – 8/10
Biscuits – 9.5/10
Poison – 7/10
Spinach Puffs – 10/10
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Mm, those spinach puffs look delicious!