Hello everyone!!!! It’s Gina from Kleinworth & Co. again. I’m so excited to be here today. A little bit ago Kristyn mentioned that she was hoping I could share a Disney themed recipe for today. I was so THRILLED because I grew up about 10 minutes from Disneyland. Up until I moved away from Orange County, Disneyland was a weekly occurrence for me. I marched in the parades there on more than one occasion. I sang with my choir there multiple times per year. It was our place to go – even if just for dinner & to catch a couple rides on a slow Tuesday evening. So when thinking about what Disney themed recipe I would love to recreate – my favorite – Disneyland Churros came to mind.
My son – who is obsessed with all things cinnamon – was beyond happy that I was making these. He could smell the cinnamon/sugar mixture from down the hall in his room & emerged just in time to help me.
Normally one would make these with the ultra-large 1-1/2″ star tip on the piping bag. That would result in the regular Disney sized churros. Well – I thought for sure in all the mountains of cake decorating supplies I brought back home from my mom’s- that I had that exact tip. Apparently I do not- so I used the 1″ instead. Made for a smaller churro diameter.
They still taste just as good as I remember – always best while still warm.
Growing up you didn’t get any sort of dipping sauce when you bought your churro. You went to the guy pushing the cart & that was all you got. Now you can get chocolate sauce for dipping them. It’s quite tasty & I think a very good addition to an already yummy treat.
So I decided to jazz up my churros a little – Dulce de Leche for some, Toasted Coconut Hot Fudge, Triple Berry Sauce, Peanut Butter Sauce & Mocha Dulce de Leche. Each one was great with these churros. My mind is already swirling with ideas of what I would like to dip them in or top them on next.
- ½ cup milk
- ½ cup water
- 3 Tbsp butter, diced
- 2 tsp granulated sugar
- ¼ tsp + ⅛ tsp salt
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- canola oil, for frying
- ¾ cup granulated sugar (to start - I kept adding more sugar as the mixture moistened from the heat)
- 3 tsp ground cinnamon
- In a small mixing bowl, whisk together ½ cup granulated sugar and cinnamon. Set aside.
- Heat 1½ inches of oil in a large pot over medium heat to 360 degrees (Watch this closely - though the entire cooking process - important to maintain your temperature).
- In a separate medium saucepan combine milk, water, butter, 2 tsp sugar, and salt and bring mixture just to a boil.
- Once boiling, remove from heat and immediately stir in vanilla and flour.
- Stir together with spatula & smooth any lumps. Stir until mixture comes together and is smooth. Transfer to a piping bag fitted with a large open star tip
- Pipe 2-4 inches of dough out into oil
- Cut dough & to allow dough to drop into oil
- I recommend working in small batches as the dough likes to travel in the oil & come together. Allow churros to fry until golden brown - remove with a wire strainer
- Drain on a wire rack for a couple minutes.
- Toss warm, drained churros into sugar mixture to evenly coat.
- Serve warm with dipping sauce if desired.
If you want to make some of the dipping sauces I used with these churros – try these.
Thank you for visiting with me today.
Hugs – Gina
Oh, my!! These Disneyland Churro Bites look SOOO good! They look so cinnamon and sugar-y AND delicious!
Thank you, Gina!! And I’ll have to try the recipe now so I don’t have to go to Disneyland every time I crave a churro!!
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