Last Updated: June 7, 2020
It may be the happiest place on Earth, but even Disneyland and Disney theme parks aren’t immune to the effects of the global pandemic.
For the months of March and April, the Disney theme parks were closed. That meant no character shows, no rides, no parades and fireworks, and most importantly for us foodies, no Disney Park food.
Lucky for us, Disney Parks has released recipes for popular snacks, so that you can create magical moments at home for yourself.
Today, we’re trying out Disney Park Churros Bites, which means you can enjoy these golden-brown fried treats in the comfort of your home.
Preparation time: 15 minutes; Cooking time: 15 minutes
Feeds four to five
Step 1: Combine water, butter, salt, and ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon in a saucepan or pot over medium heat. Bring the pot to a boil.
Step 2: Stir until well-mixed, then reduce heat to low.
Step 3: Add flour and stir vigorously until mix forms a ball. Remove from heat and let it rest for 5 – 7 minutes.
Step 4: Add eggs, one at a time, and stir until combined. Set aside.
Step 5: Heat oil in medium skillet or saucepan over medium-high heat.
Step 6: Spoon dough into piping bag fitted with large star tip.
Step 7: Pipe 1-inch strip of dough over saucepan, cut with knife, and drop into hot oil. Repeat until churro bites fill saucepan with room to fry.
Step 8: Fry churro bites until golden-brown. Remove with slotted spoon or strainer.
Step 9: Drain churro bites on paper towel.
Step 10: Mix sugar and ½ teaspoon cinnamon in medium bowl. Toss in churro bites until coated, and serve.
Step 11: (Optional) Pair with your favourite dipping sauce.
I have to admit, mine turned out more like churros “fries”—I didn’t have the proper large star pastry tip, so I had to make do with a star pastry tip that was a tad smaller. As such, while the filling inside was quite fluffy, there wasn’t as much of it.
When frying, do take care to monitor the heat, and the churros bites. If the oil is too hot, your fried treats might get burnt before you manage to fish them out. If the oil is not hot enough, the churros bites might cook too slowly, and by the time the outside layer is crispy, the insides may no longer be fluffy.
Aside from that, this was quite a tasty and simple treat. You can switch things up and make your own dip to go along with the churros bites, as well. I recommend a fuss-free yet rich chocolate dip—simply use the double boil method to melt some chocolate chips or bars, and you’ll have a delicious churros dip.
Try out this Disney Park’s churros bites recipe, and share your experience with us! Experiment with your own churros dips, too. It’s certainly something different from the usual dessert recipes!
Expected Damage: S$5 – S$7 per portion (feeds 4 – 5 pax)