What’s more magical than Disneyland churros?!
A day at the Disney parks isn’t complete without a good churro. Bring that nostalgic treat home with a copy cat recipe! One bite and you’ll be transported to Main Street, they’re that good!
Ashley Craft shares the easy how-to. She shares some ideas for delicious churro dips, and how to get the signature shape just right. She also shares why it’s a good idea to freeze your churro dough before you fry it.
Copycat Disneyland Churros
- 1 cup room-temperature water
- 3 tablespoons plus 1/2 cup granulated sugar, divided
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3 tablespoons plus 4 cups vegetable oil, divided
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- Line an ungreased baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
- In a large saucepan over medium-high heat, add water, 3 tablespoons sugar, salt, and 3 tablespoons oil. Stir until mixture reaches a boil, about 4 minutes, then remove from heat.
- Add flour and stir until combined.
- Scoop dough into a large piping bag fitted with a large star tip. Let dough cool until you are able to hold the bag comfortable, about 3 minutes.
- Pipe dough into 6″ lines onto prepared baking sheet. Place sheet into freezer to set 15 minutes.
- In a large, heavy-bottomed pot over medium-high heat, add remaining 4 cups oil. It should measure to a depth of about 3″. Heat until oil reaches 375 degrees F. Line a large plate with paper towels and set aside.
- In a shallow medium bowl, combine remaining sugar and cinnamon. Set aside.
- Carefully slide on Churro into hot oil. Flip while frying until golden brown, about 2 minutes total.
- Remove from oil with tongs and place in bowl with sugar-cinnamon mixture. Turn to coat Churro thoroughly, and transfer to lined plate to cool. Repeat with remaining Churros.