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Well, we all know him…
We all love him…
We all have a fond memory of him…
And now we can all wish him, “Happy 90th Birthday”
Yes, it’s Mickey Mouse…
Hard to believe that Mickey Mouse has been entertaining young and old for the past 90 years since November 18, 1928.
I saw Mickey’s 90th Birthday Oreo cookie promotion – “three 90th birthday designs on the top of the cookie and a birthday cake flavored filling” and it started me thinking, I should honor Mickey Mouse myself.
After all, he brought so much happiness to my son during our Disney World visits.
I know, every mother has made this cookie either for their child’s birthday or a cake sale at their elementary school, but it was easy and minimal ingredients so I had to make them.
The ingredients are regular sized Oreo cookies (I just had to use the limited edition 90th Birthday cookies), mini Oreo cookies, a tube of white icing, red candy melts and white sprinkles. What can be easier than that?
I started to open and remove the filling off of the mini Oreo cookies with a butter knife.
Next step, stick the mini Oreo inside the top of the regular sized Oreo as Mickey’s ears with a little white frosting as glue. Let it set up for a minute.
I melted the red candy melts as per package directions and dipped half of the cookie in the melted red candy, a little shake to get excess candy off the cookie and place on wax paper lined cookie sheets.
Before the candy melts set, add two round white sprinkles as buttons and you are done. Let the candy melts harden and set up completely.
Ta-da, that is all there is to it.
This cookie is great with a glass of milk, and I have the perfect drinking glass.
It’s my Mickey Mouse drinking glasses, that I bought back in the day at a Disney World souvenir shop.
(I really wanted to buy the large turkey platter that looked like Mickey’s white gloves were holding the platter but it was too large to take on the plane).
Anyway, my son made good use of these glasses.
Now for more of an adult dessert, served in Mickey Mouse ramekins.
I received these ramekins as a gift and there is a long story behind this. (that we can’t share right now). It started out as a joke for food prep and turned out that,
I loved them.
I have used the ramekins for mac & cheese and today, it was a toss up between apple cobbler or creme brulee. Apple cobbler was easy but creme brulee looks more elegant for a celebration.
I had one problem, I didn’t have a kitchen torch to get the top of the creme brulee nice and caramelized. I know that you can use a hot spoon that you don’t want to keep anymore, so that wouldn’t work for me.
So I searched for a recipe without a torch and I was lucky enough to find one (and it is fabulous)!
I purchased all the ingredients and started the creme brulee process.
I think they turned out well.
(recipe at the end of the post)
My Mickey tribute was not complete without a Mickey Mouse birthday candle. I found one in Michael’s Arts and Crafts.
And finally, a guest appearance from Mickey Mouse himself.
I purchased the 90th Birthday limited edition plush of Mickey Mouse just to have as a keepsake of this celebration.
It took me back 25 years when my son was small & all our Disney World trips.
Now my tribute is complete.
I hope you enjoyed this post.
Enjoy your day and Mickey’s birthday!
Until my next post, make every day a celebration!
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HOW TO MAKE CRÈME BRÛLÉE WITHOUT A TORCH
Recipe courtesy of Craftsy.com
(for photos go directly to website. Here is the link…
Makes 4 (8-ounce) ramekin servings
FOR THE CUSTARD:
- 5 large egg yolks
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 2 cups heavy whipping cream
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Pinch of salt
FOR THE TOPPING:
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar (I used turbinado sugar -sugar in the raw)
Position a rack in the middle position of your oven. Preheat the oven to 325 F. Have your ramekins and a large casserole pan off to the side, at the ready.
In a large bowl, whisk the egg yolks and 1/2 cup sugar. Whisk vigorously until the mixture becomes creamy, cohesive and lemony in color. Add the cream, vanilla and salt. Whisk until smooth and combined.
Carefully divide the mixture between your four ramekins. It should fill them about 2/3 to 3/4 full. If your ramekins have bubbles on the sides, try your best to pop them with the side of a spoon.
Pour about 1/3 inch of water in your baking pan. Place the ramekins in the water, so that the sides are submerged. The water should come about halfway up the ramekins. If the water level is too low, gently pour more water in the side of the pan, avoiding sloshing water into the ramekins.
Place the baking pan with the ramekins in the preheated oven. Bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour, checking every 5 minutes after the 40-minute mark. The cook time can vary depending on the thickness of your ramekins. You’re looking for the custard to be mostly “set” with a little jiggle in the middle. Remove the pan from the oven, and gently remove the ramekins from the hot water by lifting with a spatula. Set on a wire rack to cool for about 10 minutes, then transfer to the refrigerator to cool for about an hour. You want the custard to be completely set before moving forward.
Near the end of your cooling time, set the oven to the broil setting. Place the ramekins back on a baking dish (no need for a water both this time). Make sure that the tops of your custards are free of condensation (their naturally moist texture is fine, but you don’t want any beads of moisture). If needed, gently blot the tops with a clean paper towel. Sprinkle the remaining sugar over the tops of the custards.
Place the baking pan in under the broiler for 3-5 minutes, monitoring closely, or until the sugar has melted into a satisfyingly crispy, browned crust.
Enjoy your perfect crème brûlée!
Until next time!