Churros are made from butter, water, flour and eggs. Instead of a raising agent, Churros use the high moisture content to create steam during cooking to puff the pastry. This tasty Churro recipe from Laura is a great for any party or gathering or anytime you want a tasty snack.

Homemade Churros Recipe

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 6 Churros

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Water
  • 1 cup All Purpose Flour
  • 3 Tbsp Unsalted Butter
  • 1 Tbsp Vegetable Oil
  • 4 Eggs
  • 1 Tbsp Granulated Sugar
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • Canola Oil for frying
  • ½ cup Granulated Sugar for coating
  • 1 Tsp Ground Cinnamon

Instructions

  • In a large dutch oven, add enough canola oil to fill the pan about half way, heat it over medium heat to heat it to 375 degrees. You can also use a deep fryer for this.
  • In a large saucepan, add the water, butter, vegetable oil, 1 Tbsp of sugar, vanilla and salt, bring to a boil. Turn the heat down to low and add the flour, stirring constantly until the mixture turns into a ball, cook this mixture for about 1 minute. (Remember to constantly stir)
  • Add the dough into the bowl and add one egg a time and mixing well after each addition to make sure the egg is well combined.
  • Spoon the dough into a piping bag fitted with a large star tip.
  • Pipe 5 inch ropes into the hot oil (be very careful) and make sure you only cook a few at a time so you don’t bring down the temperature of the oil. Cook them for a few minutes on each side or until deeply golden brown.
  • Drain them on paper towels to remove excess oil and then dip them in the cinnamon sugar. Repeat with your remaining batter and serve right away!

Notes

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