Friday, January 10, 2014

Sommerfest Nudel Gratin

If you are in Epcot you have got to try the food in Germany. I have eaten in Germany and I can not wait to go back. Biergarten has some of the best food and the atmosphere inside is really neath. They have almost recreated a small town and every 30 minutes or so they even come out and put on a little show. At Christmas is is even Christmas themed! You can even go down to the floor and dance. (Darleen piping in here: Keep in mind that this restaurant has "family seating". In other words the tables are ALL set for 8 guests, so unless you are a party of 8, you will almost always be seated with other Disney lovers. For some folks this is a lot of fun and you can make new Disney friends, for others, it's an unusual situation and not a "good thing". Just keep this in mind if you are considering this wonderful restaurant.) Now, if you don't want to spend a few hours at a buffet you have another choice located right next door to Biergarten. It's called Sommerfest. It has some of the items that you would get in the buffet, but "to go", and a little bit cheaper on the pocket book.

Last month during the Holiday we got to try this really yummy thing called nudel gratin. It's similar to macaroni and cheese, but a little more dense. So, I asked for the recipe! Did you know if you want to make something at home, all you have to do is ask and it will either be given to you or emailed to you at most restaurants in Disney.

This is the recipe for nudel gratin from Germany.

2 cups of heavy cream
2 eggs
1/4 tsp salt
pinch of white pepper (Darleen again... white pepper is a little milder than black pepper and is used in recipes where specs of black would be undesirable. Black pepper may be substituted.)
pinch of nutmeg
4 oz of swiss cheese
4 oz of white cheddar
1lb of elbow macaroni

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Using a 13 x 9 inch dish, spray lightly with Pam or any butter spray.

Combine cream, eggs, salt, pepper, and nutmeg in a bowl. In another small bowl, combine the cheeses, reserving one cup aside for later.

Stir the cheeses in to the cream mix, minus the one cup you reserved for later.

Cook macaroni until tender, drain, add cream and cheese mix and stir together. Pour into baking dish, cover with foil and bake for 30 min.

Remove the foil and sprinkle the reserved cheese on top and bake for 15 more minutes.

Remove from oven and let cool for at least 10 min. Cut into squares and serve. This is best when served hot, or warm.

In the park this cost 3.49 and I felt it was a good price for what we got.

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