Hi, I’m Stephanie!
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Welcome to Teach Me at the Castle! My name is Stephanie and I am a 3rd grade teacher in Southern California. I am also a diehard Disney Parks lover! When I am not in my classroom, you can find my kids and I hanging out at Disneyland. We are annual passholders who love just being in the parks, surrounded by the sights and sounds that bring magic to us all.

Here in this blog space, my goal is to bring that magic to not only my classroom, but to yours. I can never seem to take my teacher hat off! When I am in the parks, I find teaching inspiration all over the place. This blog is a collection of that inspiration. It is my hope that you will be inspired by my lessons and observations to bring a little Disney to your own students.
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Disney Churros to Make at HOME!

Keeping my own kids entertained and engaged during this quarantine has been a challenge.  So when our favorite Disney snack recipe was released by the powers that be at Disney, we jumped at the chance to make them!  Now, I will preface this blog post by saying that we are NOT bakers.  We can follow directions though, and that is just what we did.

Disney churros made easy! One family's attempt to make this Disneyland favorite.
Gathering the ingredients, we found that they were basically things that were already in our cupboard.  Score one for us!

You will need:

  • 1 cup water
  • 8 tablespoons butter
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ teaspoon ground cinnamon, divided
  • 1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 ½ cups vegetable or canola oil
  • ½ cup sugar

Then, we got to work following the recipe from the Disney Parks Blog.  We found this recipe rather easy to follow.  It is clear and to the point.


Basically,  we combine water, butter, salt, and 1/4 tsp cinnamon in a saucepan and bring to a boil.  Reduce the heat and add in the flour.  Stir until you have a dough.  Add eggs in one at a time until it is combined.

Disneyland Churros inspired by the Disney Parks Blog

Then, take the dough and put it into a piping bag with a star tip.  We had neither of these things.  We used a plain Ziplock bag and no tip.  So our churros didn't look as pretty, but they tasted just the same.   We squeezed little strips of the dough into 350 degree oil and let them fry up.

At first, our oil was too hot.  This caused the churros to look bubbly and burn quickly.  We turned down the oil and it fixed the problem right away.

Disney Churros are easy to make at home, thanks to the recipe from the Disney Parks Blog!  Here is one family's attempt.Finally, we fished the cooked churros out of the oil, let them drain out on a paper towel, and then dredged them in a cinnamon and sugar mixture we had set aside in a bowl.   We served them with some chocolate sauce....and those things went faster than ever!  My kids couldn't get enough of them.  They were a bona-fide hit!

Have you made the churros?  Any tips for dipping sauces or other things you have tried with them?

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