Updated: Mar 21, 2019
Origin - Spain
What are the best on-the-go snacks you can get at Disneyland? That's right, Churros! These deep-fried doughy sticks of goodness are sprinkled with powdered sugar and cinnamon, and taste even better when dipped in warm chocolate sauce! Yum!
However, enjoying churros as a snack on the street is not traditionally accurate. Fresh churros are meant to be served as a breakfast treat in many Hispanic countries!
[ Fun Fact ]
Spanish and Mexican Churros are very similar. Spanish Churros are coated in sugar and served with a thick dipping chocolate sauce. Mexican Churros are coated in cinnamon sugar mixture and served with chocolate, caramel, or whipped cream.
[ History ]
The history of churros is very unclear, making it almost a mystery. One theory begins with the Portuguese bringing the culinary techniques of youtiao (油条), a savory Chinese doughnut stick, back to Europe as they returned from China. The new pastry soon crossed the border to Spain where it became the Churros we know today.
Another theory suggests that the churros were made by Spanish shepherds. As the shepherds pass through villages across the country, the locals all over the lands quickly discovered the joy of Churros. The name Churros, is said to have been named after the Churra sheep, whose twisted horns have a similar shape to that of Churros!