Disney Outside the Parks: Ears First!

Before I ramble on about my most recent Disney obsession, let me introduce my husband, Kenny.  He’s going to be co-writing with me and sharing his stories as he’s a newly trained travel agent for The Affordable Mouse.

So I’m sure most of you have seen the Mickey shaped waffle maker available in stores and online. My husband was nice enough to surprise me with it for my birthday last year so needless to say ours has gotten a lot of use.  We like to make the Mickey Waffles for holidays, special occasions, and for any house guests.

It’s our way to share our love of Disney.  We normally used the boxed pancake/waffle mix and notice that the finished product turns out more like a thick pancake than a waffle.  One drawback to this waffle maker is that it only makes one at a time, so if you have a large crowd to feed then it could take a very long time!!

Now, granted our pancakes look like Mickey but they don’t exactly taste like the special Mickey waffles that are found on Disney property.  But lucky for us we have located a recipe that is very similar to the one that Disney uses.  It is a recipe that requires many steps and definitely takes quite a bit of time to make.  We’ve only tried this recipe a few times. 

  • 4 Eggs (separated)
  • 1 Cup of milk
  • 2 Teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon of salt
  • 2 Cups of flour
  • 1/4 Cup of butter (melted)
  • 1 Tablespoon of sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon of vanilla

Beat egg yolks and sugar in a bowl until it is light. Add cooled melted butter, milk and vanilla. Add flour, baking powder, and salt.  Beat well.  Beat egg whites until stiff and fold gently into the batter.

From Kenny’s personal experience, it is so much easier to beat the eggs with a beater, instead of by hand (unless you want a complete upper body work out).

Hope this helps you to bring the Mickey spirit to your breakfast!  Have a Magical Day! (Don’t forget to eat the ears first)

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Adrienne is originally from the Chicago area but lives outside of Indianapolis with her husband, 2 dogs, and 2 cats. She went to Disneyland when she was 7, which started her love of Disney. She even named one of her dogs after her favorite princess, Aurora. She and her husband celebrated their honeymoon at Walt Disney World in 2007 and have returned for every anniversary. They have stayed at variety of resorts on property and traveled with friends and family. Adrienne and her husband bought into DVC in May 2011 and rewarded themselves with their first fall trip for some of the special events. Adrienne and her husband consider WDW their “second home” and have become the go-to people for any Disney related questions and advice from friends, families, and acquaintances.

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