Disney Epcot Garden Festival pop up Restaurants Copy Cat Recipes
Back in March I got to attend an amazing blog bootcamp at Walt Disney World. I hadn’t been to Walt Disney World in YEARS (10 years), but it’s seriously one of my favorite places ever. I went BY MYSELF and squeezed in as much as I could!
The first afternoon a bunch of us bloggers meet up at Epcot and enjoyed walking around the Garden Festival! It was of course lovely, but the BEST part was the pop up restaurants in each land! I picked my favorites and have been trying to recreate them, copy cat recipes!
First up Lemon Scones from England! These scones were SO good (and OH MY WORD the smell was AMAZING, we could smell them from Canada!) I actually went back and got another batch that night AND 2 days later I got yet ANOTHER batch!
The scones by themselves are nice, but with the Berry Coulis and Creme Fraiche??? SERIOUSLY GLORIOUS! OR these are AMAZING with a lemon sugar glaze. It’s nice and sweet and extra lemon-y, Mmmm.
- 4 1/2 C flour
- 2/3 C sugar
- 2 Tbsp baking powder
- 1 tsp salt
- Finely grated zest of 2 lemons
- 6 Tbsp cold butter, cut into 1/4-inch pieces
- 1 1/2 C heavy cream
- 1 egg yolk, beaten slightly
- 10 Tbsp freshly squeeze lemon juice
- Heat the oven to 400°.
- Sift the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt into a large mixing bowl.
- Add the lemon zest and mix again.
- Using pastry whips or a pastry blender cut the butter into the mixture until it's become fine crumbs.
- Pour in the cream, the yolk, and the lemon juice and blend it together until the dough holds together.
- Scrape the dough onto a flour-dusted surface and then, using floured hands, knead it gently three or four times.
- Create 4 equal sized balls
- Flatten the balls into a disk about 3/4-inch thick, then cut it as you would a pie into 6 wedges.
- Bake the scones in the center of the oven until golden brown, about 16 to 18 minutes. Serve with Berry Coulis and Creme Fraiche
These scones are SUPER easy to make! After I used my zester on my lemons I also chopped them up REALLY finely, I didn’t want any long strings of lemon zest in my scones. Or instead of a zester you can use a fine grater.
I wasn’t sure what my kids would thing, as they are used to my chocolate chip scones, but they loved them too! They didn’t care for them plain, like I do, and they weren’t sure about the creme fraiche, but they loved the coulis and the glazed versions!
Copy Cat Epcot Pop up Restaurants Recipes
England – Lemon Scones
America – Bacon Cupcake with Maple Frosting
Morocco – Lamb Slider
Italy – Lemon Ricotta Cheesecake
France – Gnocchis with mushrooms and Goat Cheese
Mexico – Chocolate Flan
Japan – Hanami Sushi with Shiso Violet Sauce
Epcot bonus pop up – Ghost Pepper Dusted Tilapia
Epcot – Cronut
Hollywood Studios, Brown Derby – Grapefruit cake