One of our favorite things about visiting Walt Disney World is definitely the food.
The park is packed with treats of all types and indulging in them as you wait in line and enjoy the sights and sounds of Disney is part of the magic.
One of our favorite Disney treat is the churro.
It’s a soft and crispy cinnamon-sugar pastry that is long and delicious. It’s easy to carry around the park and a filling option for waiting in line. It’s also ridiculously tasty.
Since we can’t visit Disney World anytime soon, I decided to bring the Disney magic home with a little Disney dessert night at home. Since it was Cinco de Mayo I decided to make Disney churros our first Disney at home treat.
They were surprisingly easy to make and didn’t take much time at all.
You can check out my recipe video here on TikTok: Disney at Home: Disney Churros Recipe Video
If you’re interested in making then yourself, checkout this easy to follow recipe: Best Churros Recipe
Here are a few tips from my experience to help you first time Disney churros makers succeed.
Disney at Home: How to Make Disney Churros Recipe
Use a pan that is deep and wide.
I used a wok for frying mine. I couldn’t cook as many at once (I did about four in the pan) and mine were shorter than what you see at Disney, but the fact that the pan was deep made it so that the churros cooked evenly all around.
Don’t make your fire too hot.
You want your churros to cook evenly all the way through without burning the outside. They’re perfect if they crunch a little when you bite into them, but have a soft inside like a donut.
Make sure your pastry bag is setup right.
I’ve always struggle with pastry bags but I did a little tutorial to make sure I got it right this time. There was no bursting or oozing and my dough came out of the bag perfectly.
Let your dough cool enough to touch before adding the eggs.
If you add them too soon they will cook. This is NOT what you want to happen. Give your dough about ten minutes to sit after you take it off the stove before adding the eggs.
Don’t overcook your churros.
They’re best if they’re a little soft on the inside with some crispy on the inside. They really only take a couple of minutes per side.
Dip in cinnamon sugar quickly.
After frying, lay your churros on a paper towel for just a few seconds and then put them directly into the cinnamon sugar mixture. It will stick to the better if they have a little oil on them still.
Serve with dipping sauces.
I only had Nutella on hand (hello, pandemic!), but other tasty ideas include dulce de leche, strawberry, or mango sauce.