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It's Foodie Fare Friday and we're focused on the magic of a Disney recipe from The Polynesian's Kona Cafe at The Walt Disney World Resort.
When I think of The Kona Cafe I think of their coffee, it is the best authentic Kona Coffee and the famous Tonga Toast.
Warning! If you choose the Tonga Toast, you better be hungry. It is very filling! There are more than enough carbs to last you awhile and you may have a sugar rush. I like to split Tonga Toast with my husband or son. Even splitting one serving will hold me over till lunch time and more.
Kona Cafe is not the only restaurant on property that offers Tonga Toast. The Rainforest Cafe has it on their menu but from what I've heard it doesn't come close to the Kona Cafe recipe.
The recipe below is very easy to follow and I've included a video that I wish had a scratch and sniff button because it looks like it smells delicious.
Kona Cafe, Disney's Polynesian Resort
3/4 cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon
4 large eggs
1 1/3 cup whole milk
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
Tonga Toast Ingredients:
1 quart canola oil, for frying
1 loaf sourdough bread (uncut, 12 inches long)
2 large bananas, peeled
1. Mix sugar and cinnamon in medium bowl (large enough to roll toast) with a fork until thoroughly blended. Set aside.
1. Whip eggs in medium bowl (large enough to dip toast) until well beaten. Add milk, cinnamon, and sugar. Mix well and set aside.
For Tonga toast:
1. Preheat oil to 350 degrees F in a large pot or a deep fryer. (If using a large pot, use a candy thermometer to make certain the oil does not get any hotter or it will burn.)
2. Slice the bread into four three-inch-thick slices.
3. Cut each banana in half crosswise, then each piece lengthwise.
4. Place a bread slice flat on the counter and tear out just enough from the middle (do not tear all the way through) to stuff half a banana into; repeat with each bread slice.
5. Dip stuffed bread into batter, covering both sides, allowing excess batter to drip off bread and place carefully into hot oil.
6. Cook 4-5 minutes until golden brown. If needed, turn toast over after 2 minutes and cook for another 2 minutes on other side. Remove and drain excess oil.
7. Roll toast in cinnamon-sugar. Repeat for each piece of toast.
I'm a visual kind of person so whenever I see a video of someone preparing a recipe I try to include it in my post. Here is Chef Searl from the Polynesian's Kona Cafe demonstrating with Pam Brandon, Disney Parks Food Writer.
What's your favorite Disney breakfast food?
This post is linked up to the Favorite Food Friday Blog Hop hosted by my Disney Foodie Friend Sean at Disney Day By Day. If you didn't get here from there, hop on over and find out about more fabulous Disney foods!