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Churros

May 19, 2014Danita

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For a while it seemed as if every other recipe here was something “Mexican”.  I wondered if you were thinking that’s all I knew how to cook, or if that’s all my poor family ever had to eat. Well, it’s not ALL we eat, but we do have it pretty often.  I decided to post other things and now it’s time for more Mexican recipes…YEAH!  

A couple of weeks ago was Cinco de Mayo, and although it may not be what you think it is, we did see it as a great opportunity to eat some Mexican food.  My son had been asking for Churros for a while and I just hadn’t gotten around to making them.  

I got this recipe a couple of years ago from Buddy, the Cake Boss….you know, the guy from Hoboken, NJ with the amazing bakery and reality TV show?  I’m not sure he still does, but for a time he had another cooking show and the one time I watched he was making Churros! I love Churros, and so does everyone in my family.  Quickly, I hit record on the TV, knowing I was never going to be able to write as fast as he was talking.  I watched, stopping and starting the show several times before I finally got it all down.  I was so excited about having the recipe I watched the whole show again with my girls….who were also excited.  

The recipe is a basic cream puff batter but instead of baking it, you pipe it into hot oil and fry it.  I know, I know, some of you are thinking, “Man, she fries A LOT of food!”  To that I offer only one explanation….I’m from the South.  That’s what we do.  I’m trying to cut back…really I am.  

These Churros aren’t hard to make and they are best eaten warm.  

Here’s the Recipe:

  • 1 cup water
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 2 Tbsp packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • Oil for frying
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • large pinch cayenne

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In a saucepan over medium heat, bring water, butter, brown sugar and salt to a boil

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Add all flour and stir with wooden spoon until ball forms and all dough pulls away from sides of pan

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Remove from heat and allow to cool just a minute before adding eggs

Add eggs one and a time and stir until well incorporated before adding next egg

Add vanilla and stir again

Heat about 3 inches of oil in a large skillet (or deep fryer) to 375 degrees

Combine cinnamon, sugar and cayenne and set aside

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Prepare a pasty bag with a large star tip

Fill with dough

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When oil is ready, pipe strips of dough about 4 inches long into oil

I use a knife to get it off the tip, otherwise it won’t come off

Fry about 2 minutes, turning once

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Remove from oil and drain on paper towel

Immediately sprinkle with cinnamon sugar mixture

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Best when dipped in Mexican Chocolate Sauce!

 

Churros
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Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
45 min
Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
45 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 cup water
  2. 1/3 cup butter
  3. 2 Tbsp packed brown sugar
  4. 1/2 tsp salt
  5. 1 cup all purpose flour
  6. 3 eggs
  7. 1/2 tsp vanilla
  8. Oil for frying
  9. 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  10. large pinch cayenne
Instructions
  1. In a saucepan over medium heat, bring water, butter, brown sugar and salt to a boil
  2. Add all flour and stir with wooden spoon until ball forms and all dough pulls away from sides of pan
  3. Remove from heat and allow to cool just a minute before adding eggs
  4. Add eggs one and a time and stir until well incorporated before adding next egg
  5. Add vanilla and stir again
  6. Heat about 3 inches of oil in a large skillet (or deep fryer) to 375 degrees
  7. Combine cinnamon, sugar and cayenne and set aside
  8. Prepare a pasty bag with a large star tip
  9. Fill with dough
  10. When oil is ready, pipe strips of dough about 4 inches long into oil
  11. Fry about 2 minutes, turning once
  12. Remove from oil and drain on paper towel
  13. Immediately sprinkle generously with cinnamon sugar mixture
Notes
  1. I use a knife to get batter off the tip, otherwise it won't come off
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 This post linked at Bloggers Brags, Merry Monday, What’d You Do This Weekend, Inspire Me Monday, Bewitch Me and Titi, Treasure Box Tuesday, Worthwhile Wed.

 

 

 

 

 

27 Comments

  • Mama and the City

    June 3, 2014 at 9:56 PM

    pinning this. As Mexican, I always ate my curro from a mix. I’m glad I can see how to make these fresh though.

  • Marlys (This and That)

    May 28, 2014 at 5:01 AM

    These look so good. Thanks for linking up to my Almost Wordless Wednesday.

  • Dana (@Prudentwisdom)

    May 27, 2014 at 7:53 PM

    Thanks so much for linking up at the Pintastic Pinteresting Party!!

  • WholeHearted Home Judith Kowles

    May 27, 2014 at 11:41 AM

    This looks like a fun doable recipe!!

  • Megan Walker

    May 26, 2014 at 3:59 PM

    Woohoo, I love churros! And I don’t think there’s ever such a thing as too much Mexican food ; ) Thanks for sharing on Hump Day Happenings!

  • Karly

    May 24, 2014 at 3:29 PM

    What a fabulous treat! Thanks for linking up with What’s Cookin’ Wednesday!

  • Camille

    May 23, 2014 at 11:52 AM

    This is just what I’ve been looking for! My kids had churros at school the other day and my husband has no idea what they are! I love them and need to make some now. Thanks! I pinned it too.

  • Dana (@Prudentwisdom)

    May 23, 2014 at 10:41 AM

    We are having a girls trip soon and this looks like a wonderful recipe to take. Thank you so much for sharing over at Bloggers Brags!

  • Sarah Honey

    May 23, 2014 at 5:42 AM

    Looks amazing! My hubby will love this! Stopping by from Juggling Real Food party!

  • Cheryl

    May 22, 2014 at 5:38 PM

    Mmmmmm – churros! I’m swinging by from Family Fun Friday to check out your YUMMY looking post and invite you to my link up at The Yuck Stops Here. This week’s party is open until Sunday at 8pm ET and can be found at http://mommasangelbaby.com/?p=2463 and next week’s party starts on Tuesday at 8pm ET and can be found at http://mommasangelbaby.com/?p=2474. I hope to see you there! HUGS

    1. Danita

      May 22, 2014 at 6:31 PM

      Thanks! I’ll stop by.

  • Amy Hagerup (@amyhagerup)

    May 21, 2014 at 10:03 PM

    This looks really, really yummy. I love your photos too. blessings, Amy

  • pjkuhn

    May 21, 2014 at 3:05 PM

    All I can say is, Can I visit next year for the holiday? Nobody needs to feel sorry for your family. Ha!

  • Erlene

    May 20, 2014 at 10:43 PM

    I’ve made baked churros before, but I actually haven’t tried frying them. Pinned and will give this a try. Thanks for sharing on Merry Monday.

  • Alli

    May 20, 2014 at 9:38 AM

    Oh, my, doe these look good! Pinning! I love the statement, “I’m from the south. That’s what we do!” 🙂 Amen!

  • aimee fauci

    May 20, 2014 at 8:10 AM

    Never did I know this is how they are made!

  • Catherine Holt

    May 20, 2014 at 7:19 AM

    Oh, I love Churros but I have never made them. Great recipe, thanks!
    Would love you to share this at our Marvelous Monday linky party at Smart Party Planning 🙂

    1. Catherine Holt

      May 22, 2014 at 12:03 AM

      Thank you for linking up and sharing with us. Hope to see you again next week 🙂

  • Christine

    May 20, 2014 at 7:06 AM

    This looks so, so good! I can’t wait to make these next time we have Mexican!!!

  • Cherie @ In Cherie’s Words

    May 19, 2014 at 11:26 PM

    Now that’s what I’m talking about! We love churros and this is such a simple recipe. No more spending money on them, because I’m going to make a whole lot of these!! Thanks for sharing. Pinned!

  • merettig13

    May 19, 2014 at 11:39 AM

    Sounds yummy. I should bake more.

  • lifewithmylittles

    May 19, 2014 at 10:22 AM

    I always wondered how you could get the churro shape at home. Thanks for telling me it’s a piping bag!!!

  • Sarah @Snow Globe Shaken

    May 19, 2014 at 9:02 AM

    My son loves Churros, I will have to make these for him! Thank you for sharing.

  • Kathy Bornarth

    May 19, 2014 at 8:15 AM

    Oh wow! This sounds yummy! I have to admit I love friend foods too. I’ve never had Churros before. Are they similar to funnel cake?

    1. Danita

      May 19, 2014 at 11:10 AM

      Somewhat similar to funnel cake but maybe not quite as “airy”. Still really good! Thanks for stopping by.

  • Emily Thompson

    May 19, 2014 at 8:04 AM

    oh yum! Amazing!! sharing!!

  • Team Southerland

    May 19, 2014 at 7:38 AM

    Yum! Those look so good!

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