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12
Feb 13

Chocolate Souffle Recipe from Shula’s Steakhouse at the Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort

Shula's Chocolate Souffle

Ingredients

Stage 1:                                                          Stage 2:

Flour (1 oz.)                                                     Half & Half (1 qt.)

Cornstarch (1 oz)

Sugar (6 oz.)

Whole Eggs (3 each)

Egg Yolks (6 each)

Stage 3:                                                          Stage 4:

Chocolate, 64% Noel (12 oz.)                         Egg Whites (12 oz.)
Egg Yolks (6 each)                                         White Sugar (2 oz.)

Preparation

Base Mix:

-Place Stage 1 ingredients in stainless steel bowl and mix well with whip to dissolve any lumps. Set aside.

-Bring half & half (Stage 2 ingredient) to a boil

-Slowly add the hot half and half to the egg mixture (Stage 1 ingredients) stirring constantly. Once combined return to sauce pot and place back on stove. Cook on stovetop stirring constantly and bring to a boil; remove from heat.

-In a separate bowl combine the chocolate and yolks (Stage 3 ingredients). Slowly add the hot pastry cream mixture to the chocolate and egg yolks, continue stirring until the chocolate is completely melted and mixture is smooth.

-Cool mixture to approximately 120 degrees before attempting to add the whipped egg whites.

Soufflé:

-Place egg whites and sugar (Stage 4 ingredients) in separate mixing bowl. Beat at medium speed for approximately 5-7 minutes until stiff peaks form, being careful not to over mix

-Fold the whipped egg whites into the chocolate mixture in 2 parts: Half of the mixture to loosen/lighten the base and the remaining gently fold in lightly making sure to incorporate well.

-With a pastry brush, coat soufflé dish with whole butter.

-Place 1 TBL of sugar in soufflé dish, coat and discard excess sugar.

-Ladle soufflé mix into soufflé dish, gently tap dish on hard surface to remove / disperse excess air pockets.

-Place in 375 degree convection oven for 15-16 minutes or until done.

NOTE: 3 oz. base plus 6 oz. whipped egg whites = 1 Soufflé; Recipe yields 16-18 portions

Baking not your thing? Head on over to Shula’s Steakhouse and let the talented chefs there whip up this fabulous signature dessert on your next Walt Disney World vacation!


09
Feb 13

Coffee Drinkers Rejoice as Disney Replaces Nescafe with Joffrey’s Property Wide

Mickey Mouse Disney Coffee MugOne of the biggest gripes I hear at the Walt Disney World Resort is about the coffee that is served.

Never Rarely have I heard…”Mmmm…that Nescafe coffee really hit the spot!”  In fact, the coffee has been dubbed Nes’crap’e by most guests who visit on a regular basis.  Coffee drinkers can get some relief at a few non-Disney owned locations throughout the resort currently.  And I’ve never seen so much caffeine fueled revelry as when the Starbucks announcement was made.

Here’s some more good news my java sipping friends! Nescafe is officially being evicted so that Joffrey’s can move in. How bout them apples?


09
Feb 13

Concept Art Released for Senses, A Disney Spa at Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort

Senses, A Disney Spa at Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort

Senses, A Disney Spa at Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort reopens this summer with a complete redesign. The Disney owned and operated facility will feature 10 treatment rooms offering a menu of water therapy, massage, facial, and manicure and pedicure services. Just as Saratoga Springs in New York flourished around the discovery of the healing mineral waters of the springs, Senses will incorporate the springs, nature and the storyline of health in its design and theming. Rich textures and an earth-inspired color scheme blend with rustic rock work, setting the stage for a relaxing retreat for Walt Disney World Resort guests designed to inspire serenity and tranquility associated with nature.


08
Feb 13

Plan a Mother Daughter Spa Day on Your Next Walt Disney World Vacation

Princess Pedicure Disney Grand Floridian

Even young princesses at Walt Disney World Resort enjoy a little pampering – especially with mom — at Senses,  A Disney Spa at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort.  The Magical Manicure and Princess Pedicure are a perfect respite from a day at the theme parks.  Treatments at the newly redesigned spa offer a perfect blend of indulgence with well-being. With massages, skin care treatments and water therapy, the full-service spa caters to couples, brides and girlfriends on a getaway. With an elegant tan-and-green color palette and a design complementing Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort, Senses offers 15 treatment rooms plus a manicure and pedicure room with a playful Mad Hatter pedicure chair for kids. The spa menu for youngsters: the Magical Manicure ($30) and the Princess Pedicure ($45). For bookings call 407-WDW- Spas.

Magical Manicure disney grand floridian


08
Feb 13

Cirque du Soleil La Nouba Offers Discounts to Florida Residents and Emergency First Responders

La Nouba Cirque du soleil

WHAT:        La Nouba by Cirque du Soleil announces special offers for Florida’s Emergency First Responders and Florida residents.

Seen by more than 8 million guests, La Nouba features high wire and flying trapeze acts, stunning acro-gymnastic performances and other dynamic displays of coordination and strength. La Nouba is performed exclusively at Downtown Disney West Side at Walt Disney World Resort.

WHEN:       This offer is available for performances Tuesdays through Saturdays – January 29 through March 9.

TICKETS:    Florida’s Emergency First Responders can purchase tickets in Category 3 at 35% off the regular price.  Discounted tickets are $48.75 for adults and $39.00 for children (plus tax).

Florida residents can purchase tickets in Category 2 at 25% off the regular price.  Discounted tickets are $69.75 for adults and $55.50 for children (plus tax).

Tickets are available for purchase online at cirquedusoleil.com/lanouba, by phone at (407) 939-7328 or at the box office located on the plaza level of the theater.  Group discounts are available by calling (702) 352-0197.

REGULAR PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE:

Tuesdays through Saturdays at 6 p.m. and 9 p.m.  The theater is dark Sundays, Mondays and select times throughout the year.