Disney films are always the best to watch with the family. They’re comforting, fun and bring some sort of joy in you. I love Disney films but to be honest with you, my favorite part would always be when they include any types of food. It’s the way it’s being drawn and animated in the film that makes it look so delicious that you just wanna rush into the kitchen and make whatever it was. Now, whenever there’s a new Disney film coming out, I’d be looking out for the food. For now, let’s take a look at these recipes from these iconic Disney films and try it out, shall we?
1. Tiana’s Beignets (Princess and the Frog)
When I saw these in the film for the first time, I was in awe but also bopping along to the song because Disney soundtracks are always the best to jam to. But back to my point, I didn’t know they were called beignets until now because it just looked like some fried dough with powdered sugar on top (well, they actually are) and I just knew it looked DELICIOUS. I’ve always wanted to try them and now you and I can with this recipe!
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 cup or 240ml water
- 4 eggs
- A pinch of salt
- 1 stick/8 tbsps of unsalted butter
- 2 tbsps of sugar
- Powdered sugar
- In a saucepan, add in the water, sugar, butter and a pinch of salt over medium high heat. Stir everything until it comes to a boil before reducing the heat to a medium. Add flour into the mixture and continue to stir and combine with the butter mixture. Stir and cook until the dough can be pulled away from the sides and form into a ball for about 1 minute. Now, let it cool for 5 minutes.
- Using either a hand mixer or a stand mixer, beat the dough with the eggs. Start with cracking one egg until the egg is fully mixed into the dough and do the same thing with the rest of the eggs, one at a time. Once it’s done, let the dough chill in the fridge for about one hour.
- After chilling, start shaping the dough into balls using a teaspoon. Arrange the dough balls on a plate lined with parchment paper.
- Start heating 2-3 inches of oil in a frying pan on medium low heat, and when the oil is hot, drop the dough balls and fry them. Cook until they’re all puffed up and evenly browned. If it starts to form a seam, it means the beignet is ready.
- Set them on a plate and drain them with a paper towel before sprinkling the powdered sugar on top. Serve warm!
Recipe credit: Rasa Malaysia
2.Creme Brulee (High School Musical)
Watching High School Musical when I was child was such a life-changing experience and brought me to a realization that I really have a thing for musicals. It’s also my first time hearing about a dessert called Crème Brûlée when a character named Zeke had an obsession with baking and he loved making it. Now, if you’re curious how Zeke’s Crème Brûlée might taste like, you can make your own with this recipe! P/S: If you’re a beginner wanting to make one, this is a recipe for 2 servings!
- 3 egg yolks
- 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
- 1/4 cup sugar, plus 2 teaspoons (topping for each)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla bean
- In a glass bowl, whisk together the egg yolks, heavy whipping cream, 1/4 cup sugar and 1 teaspoon of vanilla.
- Take out your ramekins and pour into them (If you don’t have any ramekins, we recommend using a glass dish or a large wide ceramic). Place the ramekins in a 8 or 9″ square glass baking dish. Pour in 2 cups of hot water into the baking dish or enough to come up about 1/2″ on the sides of the ramekins (this is known as a water-bath baking method).
- Bake at 148°C for 50-60 minutes. You would know the custards are done when only the middle is slightly jiggly.
- Cool the custards in the water bath, then cover them with plastic wrap before setting them in the fridge for at least 8 hours.
- When you’re ready to caramelize the sugar with a kitchen torch, sprinkle 1 teaspoon of sugar over each custard. Melt the sugar with the torch until it is browned and hard. Serve immediately. However, if you don’t have a torch in the kitchen, you can use a metal spoon for the final part. Get your metal spoon and let it burn over high flame on the stove until it looks hot enough and turns red. Remove from the stove and burn the top of the creme brulee with the spoon.
- Serve warm!
Recipe credit: dessertfortwo
3. Spaghetti Meatballs (Lady and the Tramp)
If your first thought when it comes to Spaghetti and Meatballs is not the adorable scene of Lady and the Tramp, then you’re probably not Disney cultured enough. Unless, your first thought was hungry hungry I need spaghetti, then that’s totally acceptable. Who doesn’t love the classic Spaghetti Meatballs that you can have for lunch or dinner? Here’s how to make them from scratch (the meatballs only lah hehe)
- Ground beef
- 1/3 cup of breadcrumbs
- ¼ cup of grated parmesan
- ¼ cup of chopped parsley
- 2 cloves of garlic, minced
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon of salt
- ½ tsp of red pepper flakes
For spaghetti sauce:
- Spaghetti pasta
- 1 can of crushed tomatoes
- 2 tbsps of extra-virgin olive oil
- ½ cup of finely chopped onion
- 1 bay leaf
- Ground black pepper
- Boil the spaghetti pasta in a pot of boiling salted water according to your package instructions, and drain when it’s cooked.
- Moving onto the meatballs, combine beef ground along with parsley, breadcrumbs, parmesan, egg, minced garlic, salt, and red pepper flakes in a large bowl before mixing them altogether. Proceed to form them into 16 balls.
- In a large pot over medium heat, add in oil to heat. Later, add the meatballs and cook while turning them occasionally until it’s browned. Do this for about 10 minutes before setting them onto a plate.
- For the sauce, add the chopped onion and cook until soft. Proceed to add the crushed tomatoes and bay leaf into the pot before seasoning with salt and pepper. Bring to a simmer. Add the meatballs into the pot and cover with a lid. Let it simmer for 8-10 minutes or until the sauce has thickened.
- Now, you can serve your pasta with the sauce and meatballs. Top off the meal with parmesan before serving!
Recipe credit: delish
4. Cheese Souffle (Beauty and the Beast)
I’ve always been curious about this scene in the well-known ‘Beauty and the Beast’ movie, and apparently she was eating cheese souffle! I love cheese to a great extent and souffle might be the perfect thing to combine with cheese. It’s soft and fluffy on the inside, and crispy on the outside. I know hearing about it sounds too good already, let’s try making them! This is a 2 servings recipe!
- 1 1/2 tbsp unsalted butter
- 2 tbsp finely grated Parmesan cheese
- 1 1/2 tbsp all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup of whole milk
- 2 eggs (separate the whites and the yolks)
- 1/2 tsp of ground mustard
- 1/4 tsp of salt
- 1/4 tsp of white pepper
- 1/4 to 1/3 cup grated cheese (any type)
- 1/4 tsp cream of tartar
- Start greasing your ramekins/souffle dishes with butter and dust them with parmesan cheese.
- In a pot over a medium-low heat, melt the butter and add the flour into the pot before cooking for about 3 minutes. Make sure to stir the mixture constantly.
- While cooking, heat the milk in the microwave for 30 seconds.
- Pour the now warmed milk into the butter and flour mixture and continue to cook and whisk until it’s thickened.
- In a separate bowl, whisk the egg yolks, ground mustard, white pepper and salt before adding them into the previous mixture. Make sure to whisk quickly to avoid the eggs from scrambling.
- Stir in the grated cheese, let it melt and mix thoroughly.
- Remove the pot from the heat to let it cool to room temperature for about 15 minutes. While the custard is cooling, proceed to preheat the oven to 218°C.
- Beat the egg whites and cream of tartar altogether to medium-stiff peaks by using a hand mixer or a standing mixer.
- Once medium-stiff peaks form, add in the ⅓ of the whites into the room-temperature custard and fold. Start folding carefully and delicately into the remaining whites until it’s combined.
- Pour them into the greased ramekins/souffle dishes before placing them in the oven. Reduce the heat to 190°C and bake them for 30 to 35 minutes. Here’s a trick, once it’s done, use a toothpick and poke through the souffle to see if it’s baked well. If it comes out clean with no wet batter attached to it, you’re good. Another one, don’t open the oven within the first 20 minutes or your souffles will deflate. Serve while hot!
Recipe credit: thespruceeats
5. Vanellope’s Cookie Medal (Wreck-It Ralph)
I just know Wreck It Ralph is a comfort movie to some. I love the emotions that the movie brings out, making you feel sympathy for Ralph who just wants to do good for once. One scene that got me good was when Vanellope Von Schweetz gifted Ralph a cute, delicious cookie medal. It’s a sweet, emotional scene that also kinda makes you feel hungry because of how it looks. This recipe is perfect when you want to recreate the scene with your loved one!
- A packet of sugar cookie mix
- 1 stick of butter
- 1 egg
- 3 tbsp of flour
- White frosting
- Blue frosting
- Tool – Heart-shaped cookie cutter
- In a large bowl, add in the sugar cookie mix, butter, egg and the flour. Mix it together using a hand mixer.
- Once the ingredients are combined together, it turns into a dough. So start kneading it until it’s easier for you to work with.
- To make the job easier, sprinkle some flour onto the table so when you roll the dough, it doesn’t stick to the table. Roll it with a rolling pin until it’s flat. Then, use a heart-shaped cookie cutter to cut out into its respective shape.
- Once you get them into hearts, place them onto a baking pan before heating the oven to 190°C and bake it for 7 minutes or according to the instructions of your packet mix.
- After it’s baked, give it plenty of time to cool before you start decorating!
- Use a piping bag to outline the cookie with the white frosting mixture and then, fill in the heart with the blue frosting. Use a number three piping tip with white frosting for the writing and add sprinkles onto the cookies to your liking.
- Additional step: To add a rope onto the cookie to make it look like a medal, you can use sour rope candy and glue it to the cookie with white frosting, and you’re done!
Recipe credit: Rosanna Pansino
6. Ratatouille Recipe
Aaaaand you’ve probably expected this one. The list is not complete if I don’t add this one, okayyy? This has to be the most iconic Disney animated film to ever exist and with the food that’s being shown in the film, I’m obsessed. Tell me, have you ever tried to eat two things at once just like Remy did in the movie? Because I did but unfortunately didn’t get the same feeling as Remy. Also, yes his name is Remy. Not Ratatouille. That’s the recipe’s name and I’m gonna tell you how to make it today! Also, it’s all veggies. Not meat, like how I was fooled as a kid… But hey, at least it’s healthy!
- 1/2 can of tomato sauce
- 1/2 chopped onion
- 2 minced garlic
- 1 small eggplant, sliced
- 1 small zucchini, sliced
- 1 small yellow squash, sliced
- 1 red pepper, sliced
- 1 yellow pepper, sliced
- 4 tablespoons olive oil
- 1/4 cup fresh grated Parmesan cheese
- Salt and pepper
- Start preheating your oven to 190°C.
- In a bowl, stir together your garlic, onion and tomato sauce before spreading it into the bottom of a 9 inch pan.
- Line all of your chopped veggies in your dish before drizzling it with olive oil and sprinkle with enough salt and pepper.
- Cover your veggies with a piece of parchment paper and bake until your veggies are tender or for 30-45 minutes. Sprinkle cheese on top and serve!
Recipe credit: One Sweet Appetite
Now you can experience the exact scenes from the Disney films with these iconic Disney foods! You can make them with your kids and your loved ones, and watch the Disney films after making them! Happy cooking!