For the fourth time in its entire history, Disneyland is closed.
It's actually really great that they're closed, as we should all stay safe at home and practice social distancing — but ::in my best Winnie the Pooh voice:: I'm so rumbly in my tumbly for some of their delicious park snacks.
Well! Don't fret my pets, Disneyland is sharing the sweetness by releasing recipes to some of their yummiest dishes — like their churros!!
Yes! Their churros!! Get ready to sprinkle the magic all over your kitchen.
The recipe is quite simple (considering how much joy it will bring into your household) and doesn't take too many ingredients, here's what you'll need to have on hand:
You start by combining the water, butter, salt, and ¼ teaspoon cinnamon in a 1 ½-quart saucepan over medium heat. You bring the pot to a rolling boil.
Then reduce the heat to low and add the flour. Once that's in, stir like you've never stirred before until the mix forms a ball. Remove it from the heat and let it rest for 5-7 min.
After the 5-7 minutes, add the eggs one at a time and stir until combined. Set the whole thing aside.
In a medium skillet or 1-quart sauce pan, heat the oil over medium-high heat or until the temperature reaches 350 degrees.
Spoon the dough into a piping bag fitted with a large star tip. Pipe 1-inch strips of the dough over the saucepan, cut with a knife or spoon, and carefully drop them into the hot oil. Repeat that until the churro bites fill the saucepan with room to fry.
Fry the churro bites until they're that perfect, angelic golden brown and then carefully remove them with a slotted spoon or mesh spider strainer. Drain the churro bites on paper towels.
In a medium bowl, mix the sugar and half a teaspoon of the cinnamon. Toss in the churro bites into that magical little mixture until they're all coated.
The chefs at Disney suggest placing them on a serving plate, but personally I'll just be eating them out of the cinnamon sugar bowl. No point in dirtying another dish! We're among friends here, no one will judge you.
And there you have it! Bon apple tea everyone! And please wash your hands thoroughly and be mindful about licking off all the sweetness from your fingers!