For spring break, I went to Disney’s Magic Kingdom and went to a couple of the resorts like the Grand Floridian and The Polynesian Resort. I was simply enthralled by the way everything is themed and presented. For as long as I could remember, I’ve always been a huge Disney fan.
At random mornings, I’d wake up craving some thing Disney and if I want something, I’ll do whatever to get it! So here are two dishes that I’ve made: Mickey Pancakes and Tonga Toast.
The Tonga Toast is not a new Disney creation by any means as this is a breakfast that is enjoyed by many in the Polynesian islands. But to the US, this breakfast was made popular by Disney’s Polynesian Resort, which happens to be one of my favorites.
- granulated sugar
- 4 eggs
- 1 1/3 milk
- canola oil
- uncut sourdough bread
heat canola oil that is at least 2 inches deep into a pan
mix granulated sugar and cinnamon into a large plate; set aside (Side note: the reason why I didn’t specify the measurements for cinnamon is that everyone has different tastes, so I usually eye ball it. If you love cinnamon, be generous, if you don’t like it, then a sprinkle will do. I mean eye balling spices is usually the best way to go about it anyways!)
cut eggs into thin sideway slices
cut sourdough into three inches (if you do not have an uncut bread, just use three slices)
insert banana slices into bread
dip carefully the bread into the milk/egg bath
deep fry carefully the bread for a few minutes until it turns dark brown; remove and wipe with paper towels to remove excess oil
dip in sugar cinnamon mix
serve and enjoy! I plated it with strawberries to add a nice classy touch!
We’re not trying to re-invent the wheel here, just make it fun!
- Pancake Mix of choice
- Fruits to garnish
- Chocolate syrup
- Powdered sugar
heat skillet or pan and spray with olive/canola oil spray on medium high
make pancake batter as instructed in the instructions; you want to go for a thick batter
pour a spoonful in the center of the skillet or pan and then immediately scoop a half spoonful from the batter and create pour onto the top of the circle to create the ears. This is the tricky part. You will most likely need to do several tries as it all boils down to technique and speed. But this isn’t rocket science, you just need patience!
garnish with fruits, syrup, powdered sugar and whatever else is in your heart’s desire! Remember, a dream is a wish your heart makes. Enjoy!