Let’s Make Disneyland’s Strawberry Twists!

Happy weekend, mates! Disneyland and Disney California Adventure reopened yesterday, and matters just seem to be a little brighter on the Disney aspect of matters, do not they? It is awesome when you prevent to believe that the parks had been closed for around a year. I just cannot convey how very enthusiastic I am for the cast members and friends alike just viewing all of the times of joy unfold on social media in the past 24 hours has been so a great deal fun.

As I have talked about in the earlier, when I ultimately bought to stop by Disneyland in 2018, I rolled onto home with a list of treats to check out. We all do that, suitable?! Meals is certainly a single of my like languages, and I had no thought when I would be equipped to return to Walt’s park, so I was taking this snack checklist amazingly significantly. Disneyland has extensive experienced an exceptionally robust snack recreation in my thoughts, stronger in many regards than that of Walt Disney Globe. Really don’t get me erroneous I adore Walt Disney Globe and numerous of the treats therein, but Disneyland delivers their “A” snack game each individual time.

Scenario in level: the S’mores Donut from Disneyland Hotel’s Espresso Home. I appreciated that amazing doughnut just before our area was even prepared to test in to. Oh Disneyland, I really like how substantially you enjoy your treats.

It only appears appropriate that today’s Saturday Snacks recipe would be a single from the centre and resource of all Disney joy this weekend: Disneyland Park. Today’s snack can be uncovered at Fantasyland’s Maurice’s Treats, and, for some purpose, it was not on my 2018 Disneyland snack listing. I don’t forget standing in entrance of Maurice’s Treats with my partner understanding that all those strawberry twists were intended to be awesome, but when I was faced with all of the other snack conclusions, the twists did not make the slash. No offense to Maurice or his treats there were being just so several yummy points to attempt and only so a lot abdomen space.

How excellent is it that we get to invite a little bit of Disneyland magic into our extremely individual kitchens this weekend? I’m so enthusiastic that the Disneyland cooks integrated the recipe for the strawberry twists in Kitchen Magic with Mickey: Favorite Recipes from the Disney Parks and Cruise Ships decades ago. While Maurice’s Treats did not reopen with the park yesterday, you and I can savor some of the strawberry yumminess this weekend with very tiny prep and extremely handful of ingredients. Seems like a get-acquire to me!

In order to make the strawberry twists, you and I will have to have a box of frozen puff pastry. You are going to obtain the boxes of puff pastry hanging out around the pies in your grocery store’s frozen part.

To begin the prep for the recipe, you are going to want to take the two sheets of puff pastry out of the box and allow them to thaw on your counter for about 30 minutes. The recipe notes that we can also thaw them overnight in the refrigerator, but if you’re in a hurry to get individuals treats into your mouth, the countertop will do. You’ll also need a cup of new strawberries, a quarter cup of contemporary lemon juice (two lemons will do the trick), a cup of sugar, and a little bit of powdered sugar to major the entire detail off.

As soon as you have your strawberries scrubbed up, slice them and toss a person cup of them into a saucepan.

Squeeze people lemons and incorporate in a quarter cup of the clean lemon juice, along with one cup of granulated sugar into the saucepan. Switch the warmth to medium, and if you have a potato masher on hand, mash the strawberries until they’re softened and the sugar wholly dissolves.

If you don’t have a potato masher on hand, a whisk will do. I communicate from personalized knowledge. My potato masher is probably in a box in my garage. Bless its coronary heart.

After the berries have softened, turn the heat up to high and bring the entire issue to a full, rolling boil. Maintain boiling the combination for about 5 minutes, and make sure to continue to keep stirring it as it boils.

The moment the combination gets to be wonderful and thick, get it off of the warmth and let it to neat to place temperature. You might not realize it (I did not), but we have just designed a handmade strawberry jam of kinds. How pleasurable is that?!

Now it is time to convert our notice to the puff pastry side of issues. We require to get rid of the creases in the puff pastry and also slim it out just a bit, so lightly dust the floor of the puff pastry (and a floor) with a little bit of flour and roll to easy out all those creases.

We’re likely to want to be in a position to shift that puff pastry, so I decided to transfer it on to a baking pan lined with a floured sheet of parchment paper. The recipe suggests working with a chopping board, so if you’ve got 1 helpful, that could possibly be a great alternative.

Once the strawberry mixture has cooled to room temperature, we can unfold it out all more than that to start with sheet of puff pastry. Now here’s the issue: the recipe calls for us to only use 1/3 of a cup of that wonderful strawberry jam-like combination that we have produced. Only a third of a cup. Pointless to say, I deemed that 1/3 of a cup just would not be sufficient. It would be a crying disgrace to permit all that strawberry filling go to waste, would not it? That’s not how we roll listed here at Saturday Snacks, and just after consulting the internets, I identified that those who have made the recipe before me have also occur up to the exact summary. So, you do you.

Set as significantly of that wonderful strawberry mixture as you’d like to you on that puff pastry. Positive, some of it will ooze out during the baking approach, but we are going to consider a glass 50 %-full approach to this. Consider of all the great strawberry yumminess that will be inside of of your strawberry twists. We’ll concentrate on the favourable.

It is now time to roll the 2nd sheet of puff pastry out in the exact style that we did the 1st, generating certain that all the creases are awesome and sleek. The moment that 2nd sheet is prepared to roll (pun supposed), position it on major of the very first layer of puff pastry and push down pretty carefully. Give it a trim together the edges if it is a little bit more substantial than the 1st layer.

You can now place your flat puff pastry sheets into the fridge to chill out for 15 minutes.

And when that puff pastry is in the fridge, be certain to toast a piece of bread and slather the rest of that strawberry mixture all in excess of it. And gobble down each and every morsel. I can attest that this is the great use for that leftover jam. Dear me, that’s so great. And, although you’re waiting around for the bread to toast, preheat the oven to 400°.

After 15 minutes is up, pull your puff pastry out of the fridge and get your closest ruler. Reduce the puff pastry into one particular and a 50 percent inch extensive strips.

Line a fresh baking sheet with parchment paper and twist every puff pastry strip three occasions and put it on the baking sheet. It can be alright if it is not correctly twisted those twists are likely to be so superior regardless. Eyes on the prize.

Place the baking sheet with your twisted puff pastry strips into the oven and bake them for 20 to 22 minutes or until finally the twists are puffed and golden brown.

Mates, what emerged from my oven, I’m persuaded, would’ve built Maurice extremely very pleased. Golden brown, fluffy and flaky with strawberry combination sandwiched in between every twist these items looked amazing.

Right before you go burning your tongue on a new-out-of-the-oven strawberry twist, be positive to let them great for 10 minutes or so. And, simply because these twists are also just a bit fancy, you and I get to sprinkle them with a tiny bit of powdered sugar just before gobbling them up.

They ended up anything I desired them to be. Truly and genuinely. They were quick to make, without the need of anything at all hugely demanding involved at all. It is a excellent snack for the weekend, and the payoff is enormous. Of course, there was some strawberry combination that oozed out during the baking system, but I minimize that away and merely relished the twists for what they have been: crispy, heat, and so, so good.

Of class, if you want a bit of around-the-prime strawberry flavor, experience cost-free to dunk a strawberry twist or two in any leftover strawberry jam mixture that you have hanging around.

These would be the great deal with to make on a movie evening (potentially Magnificence and the Beast?) or with the kids on a weekend afternoon or fully all by your self on a Saturday early morning in the kitchen area. I was so glad that I eventually tried to make these, and I just can’t wait around to try the real detail the upcoming time that I’m in Disneyland.

Disneyland solid customers, we raise our strawberry twists in your honor. May perhaps your reopening weekend be every thing that you want it to be and much more. Thank you for earning the magic and for not getting rid of hope whilst you waited for these particular times to at last happen.

Good friends, what Disney treats have you been dreaming of not long ago? Have you attempted to re-build any in your individual kitchen area? If so, be sure to permit me know down in the remark part.

Might you and I equally channel just a little bit of the magic of Disneyland this weekend in whatever we have on our to-do checklist, regardless of whether it be managing errands, cooking supper, or cleaning the bathroom. There is magic to be observed in all of it, isn’t there? Have a great weekend, everybody! Thanks so significantly for reading through.

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All set to make Maurice’s yummy Strawberry Twists? The recipe is beneath:

Strawberry Twists from Maurice’s Treats in Disneyland Park

Would make 6

  • 1 cup sliced refreshing strawberries
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup clean lemon juice
  • A person (17 3/10 ounce) box frozen puff pastry, thawed (two sheets)
  • Powdered sugar, for garnish
  1. Blend strawberries, sugar, and lemon juice in a compact saucepan more than medium warmth. Mash mixture with a potato masher right until the berries are softened and sugar dissolves.
  2. Increase warmth to substantial and deliver the mixture to a whole rolling boil. Boil, stirring normally to avert combination from sticking to pan, until thick, about five minutes. Great to room temperature.
  3. Position a single sheet of puff pastry on a evenly floured, movable, flat floor, these as a light-weight cutting board. Lightly dust surface area of pastry with flour and roll to clean creases.
  4. Unfold pastry sheet with 1/3 cup of the strawberry combination. (Refrigerate any remaining strawberry mixture for up to 5 times.)
  5. Roll 2nd sheet of puff pastry on a evenly floured area to clean creases put on major of 1st seat and push down carefully.
  6. Position stuffed puff pastry in fridge for 15 minutes.
  7. Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or A nonstick silicone mat.
  8. Utilizing a ruler as a tutorial, slash pastry into a single and a fifty percent inch strips. Diligently choose up strips and area on baking sheet, twisting three times ahead of laying down.
  9. Bake 20 to 22 minutes, or until puffed and golden brown. Amazing 10 minutes and finished with a dusting of powdered sugar.