Thursday, February 28, 2013

Boulangerie Patisserie Review with Tons of Pics!!

Boulangerie Patisserie
AKA
"The French Bakery" in Epcot




If you haven't been by the newly expanded Boulangerie Patisserie, then I highly suggest you add it to your itinerary for your next visit to Epcot. I've always loved stopping in at the old one, but it was very crowded and I always felt kind of rushed so I was thrilled to discover how spacious the new location is.

It is a bit hidden in the France pavilion, you'll need to walk all the way to the back to find it.



Once inside, you'll find the gift shop, walk a little further to the back of the store and you'll see the entrance to the bakery.


I forgot to take a pic of the seating area, but it's too the left of this pic shown above. There are quite a few small tables and it can get pretty crowded so if there is no seating available in here, then try the tables outside.



There are two lines with the exact same items on both sides. Here are some of the options:












And here are some close ups:




Dinde BLT - Turkey BLT (on left)
Jambon Beurre - Ham & Cheese Baguette (on right)




Plain Baguettes




Lyonmaise - Bacon & Egg Salad (on left)
Nicoise - Tuna Salad (on right)




Croissant Jambon Fromage - Ham & Cheese Croissant (on left)
Poulet au Pistou - Chicken & Pesto Sandwich (on right)




Poulet au Pistou - Chicken & Pesto Sandwich




Croissant Jambon Fromage - Ham & Cheese Croissant




Quiche Florentine - Spinach, Goat Cheese Quiche




Croque Monsieur - Toasted Ham & Cheese (on left)
Pissaladiere - Tomatoes, Olives & Gruyere Cheese Pizza (on right)




Fromages - Imported Cheese Plate




Frangipane - Almond Triangle




Mousse au Chocolat - Chocolate Mousse




Tarte aux Citron - Lemon Tart





Tarte aux Fraises - Strawberry Tart





Napoleon



Pain au Chocolat - Chocolate Croissant




Parfait aux Fruits - Yogurt Mousse with Berries




Framboise - Raspberry Mousse Cake




Chocolate Cream Eclair (on left)
Vanilla Cream Eclair (on right)



Creme Brulee - Caramelized Vanilla Custard




Tarte aux Pommes - Apple Tart



Chaussons aux Pommes - Apple Turnover



Brioche au Sucre - Sugared Brioche



Tarte au Chocolat - Chocolate Mousse Tart



Getting through the line was a breeze and the servers were helpful and friendly. You go through the line and the items are placed on a gold tray. You pay when you reach the end of the line and then go find a table.

Here is what we ended up with:



Hubby got the Chocolate Mousse (upper left). He said it was amazing!
The little bits on top are Rice Krispies.

My younger son got the huge chocolate chip cookie (lower right).
It had chunks of both milk and dark chocolate
and chocolate chips too.
Just look how much chocolate they pack into it!

My older son chose the Napoleon (lower left),
he really liked the cream filling
and ordered it a second time
when we went back a few days later.

I had the mousse on my last visit so I wanted to try something different. I was hesitant about picking the Strawberry Tart (upper right) because I thought it might be a little bland, BUT I was SO WRONG!! It was the most delicious dessert I've ever had in my entire life! I mean I can't stop thinking about this thing, it was that good! The Chantilly Cream was incredible and the crust was more like a sugar cookie than plain old pie crust. And the strawberries were perfectly in season considering it was February!

I couldn't wait until we went back a few days later to get it again. And I even talked my husband out of ordering the mousse a second time so he could try the tart. He gave in and was so happy he did. He loved it just as much as me!

Here is a pic
of the 
best dessert
on the planet:

(Hey! No licking the screen!)
:D




So I hope you've enjoyed this review and the pics from Boulangerie Patisserie. And like I said earlier, if you haven't been here, then rearrange your plans because this place is a MUST!!!








Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Try "The Grey Stuff", It's Delicious! Here's the Recipe!!


"Try the grey stuff, it's delicious!
Don't believe me? Ask the dishes!..."
We all know (and love) this song
from Beauty and the Beast
and now we can finally enjoy
"the grey stuff" it sings about
with this easy recipe.


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THIS RECIPE MADE
STEP-BY-STEP


"The Grey Stuff" Recipe


Ingredients:

1 (3.4 ounce) pkg Instant Vanilla Pudding Mix
1 1/2 cups Whole (or 2%) Milk
15 Oreos (regular, not double-stuffed)
1 (8 ounce) tub Whipped Topping
3 tablespoons Instant Chocolate Pudding Mix
Edible Pearl Sprinkles



Directions:

Mix entire contents of vanilla pudding mix and milk in a large bowl with a whisk. Set in fridge to chill 5 - 10 minutes. 

Place Oreos in food processor and blend until they are fine crumbs (no large chunks). If you don't have a food processor, you can place them into a gallon-size freezer bag and smash using a rolling pin. This will take a bit of time, since you'll want to get rid of all large pieces.

Take the pudding from the fridge and mix in the crushed Oreos. The mixture will be dark gray/black. Now, fold in the tub of whipped topping. It now is a lighter color but not quite gray. Finally, mix in the chocolate pudding mix and stir well. You should now have "the grey stuff"! Place back in fridge to chill for at least one hour before serving.

To serve, spoon into a cake decorating bag fitted with a star tip (Wilton 1M) and swirl a dollop onto a dish. Top with a few edible pearl sprinkles. Voila! You're done!



*If you wish to make it look like the version shown in the movie "Beauty and the Beast", then spoon into a quart-size or gallon-size freezer bag, cut off one end and squeeze a dollop onto a graham cracker as shown below. This is a fun idea for a party.






Other Recipes from Be Our Guest:










Monday, February 25, 2013

Sleepy Hollow: Caramel Corn Recipe




Sleepy Hollow: Caramel Corn Recipe
*makes 6 quarts


Ingredients:

6 quarts of popped popcorn (not microwave popcorn)
2 cups packed brown sugar
1 cup (2 sticks) butter
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon baking soda


Directions:

Place popcorn in a large bowl. Set aside.

In a saucepan, combine brown sugar, butter, corn syrup and salt. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Boil for 5 minutes then remove from heat. Add vanilla and baking soda. Mix well. 

Preheat oven to 250 degrees. 

Pour caramel sauce over popcorn and stir until completely coated. Spoon covered popcorn onto two  9x13" greased cake pans. Bake in oven at 250 degrees for 45 minutes. Stirring every 15 minutes. Remove from oven and cool completely before breaking up. Store in air-tight containers or freezer bags (when cooled). Enjoy!




Don't forget to try: Sleepy Hollow's Funnel Cake Recipe






Friday, February 22, 2013

My Disney Souven"Ear" Pics


I thought I'd share some pics of the souven"ears" I purchased on my recent trip to Disney World:


 Alice in Wonderland Mug


Opposite Side



Pirates of the Caribbean Mug


Opposite Side



Mad Hatter Mug


Opposite Side




More Kitchen Tools
for
The Disney Diner!

Slotted Spoon, Large Cookie Cutter, Dishwasher Magnet




New Measuring Spoons
These ones are so much cuter than the older version I have!



Silicone Mickey Cake Pan

Think I'll use this for a giant Rice Krispies Treat!





Water Sports Bottle

I found this on our check-out day at Pop Century.
It had been marked down to only $5.99!




Fridge Magnets

I LOVE the Cinderella one!




I buy a new photo album with the year on every visit. ;)





My mom surprised me with these
Pirate-themed Ears.
I like that they are a headband and not a hat.
They felt really secure on my head.




I picked up this book in Epcot's France Pavilion.
I've always wanted to learn French!





The only thing I love more than Disney
is
The Wizard of Oz.
I found this cool book in the gift shop
after the Backlot Tour.
It's a Scanimation Book and when you turn the pages
the images move like a movie.





This is the card that was left in our room one morning,
congratulating us on 20 years of marriage.
We also received a phone call
from Mickey & Minnie. :)





We also got these buttons to wear all week.
Mine is a little beat up from my pin lanyard
and camera strap.
It made our trip extra special
because everywhere we went
we were told "Happy Anniversary"
by the cast members.





The ornament below was given to us by
Liberty Tree Tavern.
We were eating there for lunch on our anniversary
and our server presented us with a white box.
We thought maybe a cupcake was inside.
What a total surprise 
when we found this!





Here is another ornament
I purchased at the Days of Christmas Store
in Downtown Disney.
I didn't care for the design of the 2013 ornament,
so I picked one on my own.
This silver Mickey head is plain but it's a jingle bell and
reminds me of The Polar Express.






Here is the souvenir mug
we got when we purchased
LeFou's Brew at Gaston's Tavern
in New Fantasyland.

One side has Gaston...



...the other, the Beast.



I love this cookie jar!
It has Sally from
The Nightmare before Christmas
and Deadly Nightshade on the other.
You'll remember this if you've
seen the movie.

Since I already have a Mickey cookie jar,
I use it to store my ground coffee.






And now here is my FAVORITE souvenir!

We were in Epcot's Japan Pavilion
and discovered you could pick an oyster (for $17).
There is an entire ceremony as they open it
to find your pearl (sometimes two) inside.

After they clean it, you can take it as it is,
or have them set it in a piece of jewelry they offer
for purchase in their case.

This is the (sterling silver) setting I picked:


Isn't it beautiful!
I LOVE IT!

Thank you Jason! <3



Well, I hope you've enjoyed this 
stroll through my souvenir pics.


List some of your favorite Disney Souven"Ears" in the comments below.