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5 Delicious Recipes from Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort

Grand Floridian recipes

What’s not to love about Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort? The convenience of the monorail, the close proximity to the Magic Kingdom, the luxuriousness, and of course- the food! This Deluxe resort is home to some of the most popular and iconic restaurants in all of Walt Disney World! If you happen to be missing Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort as much as I am, head into the kitchen and whip up one of these 5 recipes!

1. Strawberry Soup- 

Ingredients-

  • 2 pounds of strawberry (frozen variety, thawed with juice)
  • 16 oz. heavy cream
  • 2 oz. sour cream
  • 3 oz. plain yogurt
  • 8 oz. fresh strawberries

Directions-

  • Mix the first 4 ingredients
  • Beat slowly until there is a well mixed and smooth consistency
  • Chill, shake well before serving
  • Add fresh strawberries as garnish

Pog juice

2. Jungle Juice (POG Juice)-

Ingredients-

  • Passion fruit juice
  • Orange juice
  • Guava nectar juice

Directions-

  • Mix equal parts of all 3 juices

3. Mushroom Avancini-

Ingredients

Poma Rosa Sauce

  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon sliced garlic
  • 28-ounce can tomato puree
  • 1 pinch crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt, plus more to taste
  • 1 pinch freshly ground black pepper, plus more to taste
  • 1 pinch sugar
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh Italian parsley
  • 1 teaspoon sliced fresh chives

Roasted Mushrooms-

  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1-pint cremini mushrooms, cleaned and quartered
  • 1 small shallot, sliced
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 small sprig fresh rosemary
  • 1 sprig fresh thyme
  • Coarse salt, freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Arancini-

  • 3 cups low-sodium vegetable stock
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 sprig fresh thyme
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 large shallot, finely diced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 cup carnaroli rice
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine, such as Chardonnay or Pinot Grigio
  • 1 tablespoon mascarpone cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • Chopped roasted mushrooms (from the recipe)
  • Coarse salt, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley

Directions-

Poma Rosa Sauce

  • Combine oil and garlic in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook until garlic turns golden, being careful not to burn the garlic. Add tomato puree and red pepper flakes.
  • Bring to a light simmer and stir in salt, pepper, and sugar. Simmer 10 minutes. Season to taste.
  • Add parsley and chives just before serving.

Roasted Mushrooms-

  • Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • Toss mushrooms, shallot, garlic, and herbs in olive oil. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Roast 10 to 12 minutes on a sheet pan, or until golden.
  • Remove from oven and cool. Cut mushrooms into small dice and set aside.

Arancini-

  • Heat vegetable stock in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add bay leaf and thyme sprig.
  • Heat oil in a large sauté pan or deep skillet over medium heat. Add shallot and garlic; cook until soft, stirring often, about 1 1/2 to 2 minutes.
  • Add rice to oil and cook, stirring constantly for 2 minutes. Add wine and cook until wine is almost completely absorbed.
  • Ladle in 2 cups vegetable stock. Cook, stirring almost constantly until completely absorbed. Continue adding stock, 1 cup at a time, stirring constantly and allowing each addition to be absorbed before adding the next.
  • Cook until rice is tender but not mushy. (You may not need all of the stock.)
  • Add mascarpone and Parmesan, stirring to combine. Add chopped roasted mushrooms. Season with salt.
  • Stir in parsley and chives, then spread rice mixture on a baking sheet to cool to room temperature. Once cooled, cover tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate 30 minutes to 1 hour.
  • Pour vegetable oil to a depth of 3 inches in a heavy-bottomed saucepan or a Dutch oven over medium heat. Heat to 350°F.
  • Place flour, almond milk, and panko in separate shallow containers.
  • Scoop a 2-tablespoon portion of cooled rice mixture and gently roll into a compact ball. Set aside. Repeat with remaining rice.
  • Dredge rice balls in flour, then almond milk, and then panko, packing firmly to adhere.
  • In batches of 4 or 5, fry rice balls until golden brown, about 3 minutes. Drain on paper towels.
  • Serve with the poma rosa sauce for dipping.

Mushroom Avancini

4. Bread Pudding with Vanilla Sauce-

Ingredients-

Bread Pudding-

  • 6 eggs
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 4 ounces butter, softened
  • 1 loaf white bread, cubed

Vanilla Sauce-

  • 3 egg yolks
  • 4 ounces sugar
  • 1/2 vanilla bean, split lengthwise
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup heavy cream

Directions-

Bread Pudding-

  • Place cubed bread in a loaf pan
  • In a mixing bowl, combine eggs and sugar
  • Mix well
  • Add cream, salt, and cinnamon
  • Mix well
  • Pour custard over bread cubes
  • Press down so custard soaks in
  • Place soft butter on top of bread
  • Bake in a water bath at 325 degrees for approximately 1 hour until golden brown and custard is firm
  • Serve with vanilla sauce

Vanilla Sauce-

  • In a saucepan, combine milk, cream, and vanilla bean
  • Bring to a boil
  • In a mixing bowl, combine egg yolks and sugar
  • Slowly pour boiled milk and cream in egg yolk mixture, stirring constantly
  • Return to heat and cook until thick, stirring constantly-do not boil
  • Strain, chill in an ice bath

Grand Floridian cookie

5. Grand Floridian Chocolate Chip Cookies-

Ingredients-

  • 2 1/2 cups of flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 10 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 12-ounce bag semi-sweet chocolate chips

Directions-

  • Preheat oven to 330 degrees
  • Sift flour, baking soda and salt into large bowl and set aside
  • Combine butter, brown sugar and powdered sugar in a separate bowl and cream with electric mixer until fluffy
  • With the mixer running, add eggs, one at a time, then add vanilla. Mix until combined, scraping sides of the bowl.
  • Slowly add flour mixture, scraping sides of the bowl. Stir in chocolate chips.
  • Scoop 1 tablespoon of dough for medium cookies and 2 tablespoons for large onto an ungreased baking sheet
  • Bake until lightly golden, 10 to 12 minutes for medium cookies, 12-14 minutes for large

Hopefully, these delicious recipes will bring a taste of Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort right into your home! I can’t wait to try them all!

 

 

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