24 February 2010

Daddy's Gumbo

Daddy's Gumbo
Ryan P. Wilson

We have visited the Animation Gallery in Disney’s Hollywood Studios before. Usually we are in the market for concept art and models, character biographies, and a glimpse into upcoming or recently released feature films, and are given more movie eye candy than is good for us. This time, however, we’re looking down into the production desks where art is not only created for sale in the parks, but there are also glimpses into research materials and crafted props.

Looking through the stacks of staged materials left strewn about on the tables in preparation for The Princess and the Frog, guest are given some tasty morsels to consider, including a copy of Auguste Gusteau’s Anyone Can Cook from Ratatouille. Closer to the flavors of New Orleans, we see a lot of recipes for Gumbo and waffles. One of the most visible recipes states it is for Daddy’s Gumbo, although looking through the ingredients and directions the recipe is definitely for waffles. Looking for some starchy goodness that is great with any meal of the day, try these waffles (aka Daddy’s Gumbo) on your taste buds!


2 Cups Flour
4 Teaspoons Baking Powder
½ Teaspoon Salt
1 ¾ Cups Milk
2 Eggs (separate white from yolk)
4 Tablespoons Jellied Shortening
1 Teaspoon Sugar


Sift flour, baking powder, and salt together.
Beat egg yolks, add milk, add to flour and beat thoroughly.
Add shortening, then mix in beaten egg whites.
Allow to stand for 15 minutes.
Bake in hot waffle iron until brown.
Serve with butter and syrup (Maple or Golden) or honey.


Gator Chris said...

Mmmmmmm.... gumbo waffles.... :-]

Netmongrel said...

Those would be good with some FRIED CHICKEN!