One of the most popular items sold at both
Disneyland and Disney World
is the Churro.
No one can resist walking past
the cart selling these crispy rods of fried dough
covered in cinnamon sugar.
And don't forget the chocolate sauce for dipping!
Now you can enjoy them at home
with this incredibly easy recipe.
*makes about 16 (6-inch) Churros
Cinnamon Sugar Topping Ingredients:
3/4 cups sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon
Mix cinnamon and sugar in a shallow dish until well incorporated. Set aside.
1 cup water
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 cup flour
In a medium-size saucepan, whisk together: water, salt, sugar and vegetable oil. Bring to a boil and then remove from heat. Slowly add the flour, a little bit at a time while stirring. Mix until the dough forms into a ball. Let cool.
Heat oil in a deep pan on medium-high heat. Line a plate with paper towels. Make an assembly line: the frying pan, the paper towel-lined plate and the cinnamon sugar plate.
Place the cooled dough into a large pastry/cake decorating bag (or gallon-size freezer bag) fitted with a jumbo star-shaped tip (Wilton 1M) if you want it to look like the traditional Churro (or you can simply cut a one-inch tip off the corner of the freezer bag).
Squeeze 6-inch long strips of dough into the hot oil. Cut off the end with a pair of kitchen scissors. Let cook until golden brown. Remove from oil and place on paper towel-lined plate. After a few seconds, transfer to the cinnamon sugar plate and carefully roll in sugar until completely coated. Move to serving dish.
Chocolate Dipping Sauce
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup milk chocolate chips (or dark, if you prefer)
Heat whipping cream in a small pot until hot, but do not allow to boil. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla. Add in chocolate chips and let them sit for 1 minute to melt. Now, stir until you have a thick, chocolatey sauce. Pour into small containers for dipping Churros. Enjoy!!
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