Aren’t churros one the best desserts? Lovely, crispy and flavorful! Plus, honestly, even thought they seem difficult, they aren’t too hard to make. Let me show you how.
The churros are a choux dough, very similar to the dough you make cream puffs and eclairs from. Boil water, butter, sugar and salt together.
To this, mix your flour. It will seem really hard to mix and won’t look like it will come together, but it does. This takes a minute or 2.
I also pressed the dough, as shown in bottom photo, to get all the flour chunks to mix in.
Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly.
I like to mix the vanilla with the egg.
turn mixer on and start mixing dough before you add the egg mix. You don’t want the egg to cook as soon as it hits the dough. If you are already mixing, it will lessen the chance of this happening.
Mix until it is smooth. This takes a minute or 2. Fill a piping bag with large star tip.
You can pipe directly into the oil, but I didn’t want to take my chances. I was scared :). These can also be baked.
Drop them slowly into hot oil.
Cook them until they are a deep golden brown. Some people cook their’s to a light golden brown, but I like mine to be pretty crispy, so I go a little darker.
Roll in cinnamon sugar.
They can be served with a chocolate ganache or ice cream. Plus there are also plenty of other serving options. I like them all!
- 1 cup water
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- Add water, butter, sugar and salt to pan. Bring ingredients to a boil. Add flour to mix and stir well for several minutes until dough is smooth. Remove from heat. Let dough cool for several minutes. I moved mine to a bowl for easier mixing. In small bowl, combine egg and vanilla. I used a hand mixer, but you could also use a stand mixer for this. Start mixer and add egg mixture while it is mixing the dough. Mix until it is smooth. . Scoop into piping bag with large star tip. From here, you have several options- Pipe directly onto a baking sheet and bake. I like to bake mine about 385 degrees. Or you can deep fry, like I did. There are very few fried foods I make and eat anymore, but these are certainly one of them! So, you can pipe directly into oil, or pipe onto another surface and then transfer into oil. I piped mine directly onto my countertop and then dropped into the oil. If you prefer to pipe directly into oil, just pipe it to the length you want, the cut it off with a knife. Which is what I did on the countertop. I piped mine into about a 6 inch churro, not as long as the churros you generally see, but the best size for me!Fry until they are a very deep golden brown. Most people like to do a light golden brown, but I like it a darker brown, so it's super crispy!Remove from oil and place on a paper towel lined plate. Allow it to sit for just a few seconds to cool slightly, then roll in cinnamon sugar. If you let them sit too long, the cinnamon sugar won't stick to them.Next, sit back and enjoy. You deserve it! These churros were a lot of work!Or top it with a chocolate sauce and ice cream, caramel sauce, etc. There are so many great ways to enjoy them! Next roll in cinnamon sugar.