Churros is a pastry dish and a common snack served in many countries of Spanish influence. In walking the streets of such countries, churros is commonly sold by local vendors. Although the texture and density are slightly different, one could draw similarities to that of a doughnut. Churros is often served with a chocolate dipping sauce or rolled in a tasty mixture of sugar and cinnamon.
It’s one of my all time favourite snacks as it’s so simple to make. You only need a few simple ingredients to form the dough, vegetable oil for frying, and a couple of ingredients for the coating. The entire family will love this tasty little treat. Give it a try and let us know what you think.
You can use any type of oil for frying churros, but vegetable oil seems to work about the best. Some recipes use eggs, but we find leaving them out is less of a hassle and the outcome is pretty much the same. The oil should be about 350 F (177 C). If you don’t have a thermometer, a good way to tell is to toss a bit of flour into the oil. If it begins to sizzle, you’re ready to fry. They fry up nicely in about 2 or 3 minutes, but keep an eye on them as you want them a nice golden brown. Many people dip the Churros in a chocolate dipping sauce, but I find they are nice only rolled in the sugar cinnamon mixture.
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- 1 cup of water
- 2 tbsp of white Sugar
- 2 tbsp of vegetable oil
- 1 cup of all purpose flour
- 2 tbsp of sugar
- 1/2 tsp of cinnamon
- Oil for frying
- Add the water, 2 tbsp of sugar, and 2 tbsp of vegetable oil to a medium size pot. Bring to a boil over medium high heat.
- Remove the mixture from the heat and add in the flour. Stir constantly until a doughy ball forms.
- Allow it to cool a little and add the mixture to a piping bag with a fairly large, starred tip. You can divide the dough and put in piping bag to make it easier to squeeze.
- Heat the oil to 350 degrees.
- Pipe out a 3 to 4 inch section of the dough, snip it off with scissors, and drop it in the oil. Continue this process until the top of the pot is covered and allow them to fry for 2 to 3 minutes or until golden brown. Repeat the process for the remaining batches.
- Mix the sugar and cinnamon together.
- Allow the churros to cool until you can handle them. Roll them in the sugar mixture until well coated and set them aside.
- Serve and enjoy you churros.