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Make Disney's World Famous Tonga Toast at Home

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The famous recipe is finally here so you can make this at home for your family
Toast With Strawberries
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This iconic toast from Disney's Kona Cafe has been the mouth-watering fantasy of every kid who's ever visited Disney and tasted the marvel of the Tonga Toast. Finally, we bring you our own rendition of the dish, which you can make in your kitchen.

Ingredients

For the toast:

  • 1 loaf white bread
  • 2 Cups sliced bananas
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 Cup heavy cream
  • 2 Tablespoons sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 Teaspoon clove
  • 1/2 Teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 Cup cinnamon sugar
  • 1/2 Cup sliced strawberries for serving
  • maple syrup, for serving
  • vegetable oil

For the strawberry jam:

  • 2 Cups chopped strawberries
  • 2 Tablespoons sugar
  • 1 lemon, zested and juiced
  • 1 star anise
  • 1 Teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Directions

For the toast:

Slice the bread into four large pieces and make a slit through one side of each piece.

Stuff the banana slices into each piece of bread.

In a medium-sized bowl whisk the eggs, milk, sugar, cinnamon, and vanilla. Take your stuffed bread and dunk it into the mixture, making sure the whole thing is coated.

In a large skillet, add the vegetable oil and heat on a medium flame. Add your battered bread and sear until the toast is golden all over. 

Drain the excess batter from your toast on a wire rack.

In a large shallow bowl, add your cinnamon sugar and toss the warm toast in it, making sure it's heavily coated.

For the strawberry jam:

In a small saucepan over medium heat, add the strawberries, sugar, lemon zest, lemon juice, star anise, and vanilla extract. Bring the mixture to a light simmer for about 10 minutes.

After the mixture has thickened and the strawberries have broken down, remove from the heat. Remove the star anise and mash the remaining strawberries until they become smoother.

Garnish your toast with the strawberry jam, fresh strawberries, and maple syrup.