Hello Disney Bakers!
“Where did you ever find the recipe?”
I have always loved to bake. You can map my life growing up by what I was baking. During the teased bang stage (the bigger the better) I was into pies. During my love affair with JTT from the TV show Home Improvement, I couldn’t get enough of cakes (the relationship was a little one-sided but I feel like in his heart he knew I existed and knew we were soulmates). Finally all the way to my love of George Clooney and entry into Pastry school. I loved it all.
*shout out to JTT and our love…
So it always surprises me when people think it’s impossible to get their favorite recipes from their favorite restaurants. All you really have to do is ask. Honestly, just ask.
If you are too shy and are into Disney recipes, there are some amazing resources to help you create your favorite Disney Parks recipes at home.
… cough * cough… this one for example 😉
With that being said, there are some great places to get it and some not so great.
Disney has published numerous cookbooks of their favorite recipes. They are awesome because you know the recipe isn’t an “as close as it gets” type things. It’s the real deal. You just need to be aware of two things with them.
Disney likes to rename and republish the same cookbook sometimes. Always pay attention to what recipes are in the books. I have fallen for that numerous times. I’ll see a book on Amazon with a cover and name I’ve never seen before and be super excited. Only to order it, and notice it’s the exact same as two other versions I already have.
If you are lucky enough to get your hands on one of the older ones you need to pay attention that the ingredients match the steps. The proofreader must have been sick a couple days but some things got forgotten about. For example in one the Blueberry Muffin recipe from The Farmers Market in Epcot mentions blueberries in the ingredient list but doesn’t have any mention of them in the instructions. I may be crazy but I think the blueberries are a pretty important part of The Blueberry Muffin.
There are independent cookbooks too. I would be very careful with these. I have not read all of them so I can only speak of the ones I have seen. My concern lands mainly with the e-book ones. Again I want to mention I’m not speaking about all of them. To say some need more research is an understatement. One has Disneyland recipes in a book titled Walt Disney World recipes. Another was missing huge steps, and ingredients. It was obvious someone didn’t try them out first. The intention was probably good but it doesn’t help you recreate the perfect School Bread from Norway.
Speaking of electronic sources, there are some fabulous ones and ones to stay clear of. The tip is the same as the book section. Make sure it’s from an official source like The Disney Parks Blog, or the poster actually made the recipe. If you read a recipe it’s usually super easy to tell if they made it or not. Go with the one who cares enough to make the food for their own family.
I may not be naming the bad recipe sites, that’s just not necessary, but I will 100% be naming the ones I think are fantastic. I’m not trying to win the Disney Blogger views competition.
I just want to eat some cake and talk about Disney with fellow Disney fans!
I’d be going over things in more detail later on but for now, go out and enjoy those amazing Disney treats.
I think I need a Mickey Bar now. 🙂