I think Sword in the Stone is one of the least plot driven movies in the Disney Universe. Arthur (Wart) basically has fun with Merlin until he randomly pulls out the sword and is king. End movie. It’s a fun movie though…although, it doesn’t have much food.
By Merlin’s Tea and Cookies!
The first food shown is when Arthur falls into Merlin’s place. He has some tea and cookies ready for him.
I wanted to make digestive cookies, because I really like those. However, I don’t think they existed in the 14th century. So I found a great recipe for shortbread cookies!
By Merlin's Tea and Cookies!
|2 1/4 cup||flour|
|1 teaspoon||almond flavoring|
- Cream butter & add sugar gradually.
- Mix in almond flavoring.
- Cream thoroughly.
- Add flour 1/4 cup at a time.
- Mix well.
- Divide dough into several portions.
- Flatten one portion at a time on lightly floured surface with hands.
- Roll out smooth with lightly floured rolling pin.
- Cut into desired shapes & place on ungreased cookie sheets.
- Bake at 325°F for 10-15 minutes until golden brown around edges.
Kay’s Turkey Leg
Keeping with the medieval times, Sir Kay is shown devouring a turkey leg.
I have made full turkeys before and didn’t want to make another, so I went to my supermarket and bought a pack of turkey legs. They were fun to cook and actually tasted better than the turkey legs you get at Disney parks (heresy, I know)
Kay's Turkey Leg
|1/2 cup||Chicken Stock|
|Salt/Pepper to taste|
- Preheat the oven to 350F
- Soften the butter
- Coat the legs in butter
- Coat the legs in spices
- Place drumsticks in baking dish with chicken stock
- Cook in oven for about an hour or until legs reach a temp of 180F
I JUST ATE A BUG!
I’m going to be a disappointment here. When Arthur is a fish, his fishy instincts gain hold of him and he eats a water strider perched on top of the moat.
I went out a few times to search bodies of water in hopes to catch a water strider and eat it, but I wasn’t able to find one (but I did get attacked by mosquitos). If I ever find one, I’ll cook it up and eat it.
Part of a meal shown in the movie was a full roasted pig.
They also show some ham and stuff, but of course, we’ve made that stuff before.
This was another kinda cop-out. I don’t have the resources to cook a full pig on a spit. However, there is a restaurant kinda near me in Chicago called Sun-Wah BBQ. They often have full roasted pigs hanging in the window.
So I went there and ordered some roast pig. It was delicious.
But if you so desire to roast a pig on a spit, you can find directions at this site.
Along with the roast pig, there is some kind of domed cake.
I wasn’t sure what it was, but after some research, I decided that Honey Cake was a popular medieval dish, so I made that. It didn’t turn out exactly how I wanted, but it was still tasty, albeit very sweet.
|1/2 tsp||Baking Powder|
|1||Extra Large Egg White|
- Preheat the oven to 350F (or 325 if using a glass bowl)
- Beat the eggs until extra frothy.
- Gradually add most of the honey to let mixture thicken.
- Fold in flour and pour mixture in a small cake tin. (I used a pyrex glass bowl to get the dome effect.)
- Cook for 45m-1hr. Use a toothpick to see if the middle has cooked
- Remove from heat
- Add honey frosting on top.
- Warm honey in a saucepan on low
- Combine the whites, salt and vanilla.
- Beat with a mixer on slow speed until the whites stiffen
- Pour the honey into the mixture
- Beat for 10 minutes on high until the mixture stiffens again
This week wasn’t the best overall week for food. The drumsticks were delicious and the shortbread cookies were tasty.
I thought the honey cake was too sweet and I didn’t get to eat the water strider (though that might have been a good thing.)
Shortbread Cookies – 9/10
Turkey Leg – 9/10
Water Strider – ?/10 – Sorry to disappoint 😦
Roast Pig – 9/10
Honey Cake – 7/10