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CHURROS

Updated: Dec 1, 2022




According to Wikipedia, Churro is a Spanish pronunciation, that is a type of fried dough from Spanish and Portuguese cuisine. They are also found in the cuisine of the Philippines, Latin American, Southwestern United States and France. They are normally eaten for breakfast but can be served with lunch or a snack. Churros are sometimes dipped in Cinnamon Sugar or served with Chocolate or Carmel sauce.


Churro dough is quite easy to make consisting of flour, water, salt, sugar, eggs, and butter. I was curious about these, so I decided to make them for my family. I combined the ingredients for the Churros which only took about 5 minutes, I heated the oil and began to fry them, my only challenge was the piping bag. I had a cheaper made plastic piping bag which burst on the side when I put the dough in it. So, I ended up using a zip loc bag and cutting a whole in the bottom corner and putting the star piping tip in the hole, which to my surprise worked out very well. I have since brought a professional piping bag.


However, I did prepare the Churros for my family and rolled them in Cinnamon Sugar, and we loved them, I even saved a few for the next day and ate them when I had my morning coffee. Next time I make these I am going to try them with either a Carmel or Chocolate dipping sauce. The quick and easy recipe for this delightful snack is below and the video so you can see how easy it is to prepare these Churros. Enjoy!!!




CHURROS



INGREDIENTS


1 Cup of Water

6 Tablespoons Butter

3 Tablespoons of Sugar

1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract

1 Cup of All-Purpose Flour

1 Teaspoon Salt

2 Eggs

Vegetable Oil for frying Churros

To Coat Churros – Mix in separate bowl – Set Aside.

1 Cup of Sugar

2 Tablespoons of Cinnamon


DIRECTIONS


In a saucepan over medium heat add water, butter, and sugar. Bring to boil and add vanilla, turn off heat and add the flour, and salt stir well until the dough forms a ball, let stand for about 5-7 minutes to cool down.


Using a hand mixer, add eggs one at a time and mix until all ingredients are combined, then spoon mixture in a piping bag with a star-tip fitted at the end. Heat oil to 350F and squeeze dough from piping bag into oil clipping each one off with kitchen sears.


Cook Churros until golden brown, turning as necessary, remove Churros and roll in the Cinnamon Sugar to coat and place on a wire rack to cool. You can serve these with either Chocolate or Carmel dipping sauce. Enjoy!!!

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