Disney Magic at Home, one of the things we like to do to keep Disney magic alive between trips is make some of our favorite Disney recipes. Last night we made Hoop Dee Doo Cornbread, from the Hoop Dee Doo Musical Revue over at Pioneer Hall. If you haven't experienced the show, I highly recommend it. You can read about our experience in my post Family Traditions in Walt Disney World. This is one of the best cornbread recipes I have ever made. The center is moist and fluffy, while the crust is crispy and sweet.
During our 2008 trip to Walt Disney World, Emily was just 10 months old. We had a challenge during the week to give her a variety of foods, especially since she still had no teeth! When we were seated at our table for Hoop Dee Doo, our server delivered the cornbread. I gave a piece to Emily to give her something to munch on while we settled in. I swear I turned to help Hayley (just two at the time) with something and when I turned back, Emily had eaten the entire piece of cornbread! We actually ended up asking for more, and Emily could possibly have eaten a tray of it herself! So this recipe always reminds me of her first trip. You can see my video below of Emily "enjoying" the show! The picture above is Emily eating the cornbread. I figured that would be much more appealing than a picture of the cornbread we made last night!
Hoop Dee Doo Cornbread
(I requested this recipe directly from Walt Disney World Guest Services, though there are many websites that also list the recipe.)
3/4 c. cornmeal
1 1/4 c. sugar
1 1/2 t. salt
1 T. baking powder
1 3/4 c. flour
1/2 c. vegetable oil
1 c. milk
1. Mix flour, cornmeal, salt, baking powder and sugar in a mixing bowl
2. In a separate bowl, blend milk, eggs and oil with a mixer (It says use a mixer, but we just use a whisk)
3. Using that same mixer, slowly add the blended liquids to the dry ingredients prepared in step 1, mixing just enough to incorporate the wet and dry ingredients.
4. Spray a 9x13 baking pan with nonstick cooking spray and pour the batter into the pan, spreading evenly.
5. Bake in a preheated oven at 375 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.
This not only is a delicious recipe, but it very easy for my kids to help make ! Lots of stirring and measuring, which they all love. Even better, I usually have all the ingredients on hand.
Here's a quick clip of Emily at Hoop Dee Doo Musical Revue.
Also don't forget if you are looking for more Disney recipes, you can check out Kristen over at Cooking with Mickey. She shares not only recipes, but how to videos for creating those recipes.