Churros Recipe: The Snack to Try at Home

Churros Recipe
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Whether you had your first taste in Disneyland or carnivals, churros have always been a public favorite snack. 

This snack has a long and complicated history that originates from Europe’s Iberian Peninsula. Nonetheless, the churros recipe has persevered to the modern world. Creativity has pushed people to come out with special churros of different sizes and flavors. 

Even with common ingredients at home, you can make a plate of simple yet delicious churros. This will be the perfect snack with your favorite dip for your Netflix movie night.  

Churros Recipe

Recipe by SunnyDifficulty: Easy
Prep Time

15 mins

Cooking Time

20 mins

Total

35 mins

Serving

2-4

Ingredients and tools

  • ½ cup of butter

  • 0.8 cup of water

  • 1.6 tbsp of white granulated sugar

  • 0.8 tsp of pure vanilla extract

  • 0.6 tsp of ground cinnamon

  • 0.4 tsp of salt

  • 1 cup of all-purpose/plain flour

  • 2 large eggs at room temperature

  • 1 ½ – 2 cups of oil (for cooking)

  • 1/2 cup of sugar (for coating)

  • 1/2 tsp of ground cinnamon (for coating)

  • Double lined pastry bag

  • One star tip nozzle

Instructions

  • Heat the butter in a medium-sized saucepan. Then add in water, sugar, vanilla extract, cinnamon and salt.
  • Mix occasionally and bring the mixture to a simmer for 5 minutes in low heat.
  • Add in the flour into the pan. Stir it consistently until everything is blended and the forms into a ball-shaped dough.
  • Take off the heat and let the dough cool for 10 minutes.
  • While cooling, pour the oil into a large pot and heat over a medium-high heat to 360.
  • Once the dough has cooled down, add in one egg into the mixture and beat it until fully incorporated. Add in the second egg and repeat the process.
  • Transfer the dough into the pastry bag with the nozzle already inserted.
  • Line a large plate/tray aside for the cooked churros. Place two layers of paper towel on top to absorb excessive oil.
  • Carefully pipe in 5- to 6-inch-long strips of dough into hot oil. You can use a pair of greased scissors to separate the dough. Try not to overcrowd your pot so the churros can be cooked evenly.
  • Fry until the churros turn golden brown. Once they are completely cooked, transfer to the plate/tray to cool them.
  • Repeat the same process with the remaining dough.
  • Combine the ½ cup of sugar and ½ teaspoon of ground cinnamon into a bowl for coating. Give a generous sprinkle of the sugar-cinnamon coating on the deep-fried churros.
  • Serve warm with condiments of your choice.

    Condiments for Churros

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    What are churros without a complementary dip? For this deep-fried long dough, it is best to pair up with something sweet.

    Here is a list of recommended condiments to match your churros:

    • Melted chocolate
    • Ice cream
    • Caramel sauce
    • Peanut butter
    • Nutella
    • Cream cheese

    You can also do a mix-and-match by dipping your churros in different sweet condiments. The sweet combo will ignite your taste buds along with the churros. Wait, there is more.

    You can visit LokaEats for other wonderful recipes.

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