Churros Recipe

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup water
  • 8 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon, divided
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups vegetable or canola oil
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Combine water, butter, salt, and 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon in 1 1/2-quart saucepan over medium heat. Bring the pot to a rolling boil.
  2. Reduce heat to low.
  3. Add flour and stir vigorously until the mixture forms a ball. Remove from heat and let rest for 5-7 min.
  4. Add eggs, one at a time, and stir until combined. Set aside.
  5. Using caution, heat oil in a medium skillet or 1-quart saucepan over medium-high heat or until temperature reaches 350˚F.
  6. Spoon dough into a piping bag fitted with a large star tip. Pipe 1-inch strip of dough over the saucepan, cut with a knife, and drop into the hot oil. Repeat until churro bites fill saucepan with room to fry.
  7. Fry churro bites until golden brown. Remove with a slotted spoon or mesh spider strainer.
  8. Drain churro bites on paper towels.
  9. Mix sugar and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon in a medium bowl. Toss in churro bites until coated. Place on serving plate and serve with favorite dipping sauce.

DONNA’S NOTES

  1. This recipe has been converted from a larger quantity in the restaurant kitchens. The flavor profile may vary from the restaurant’s version. As a reminder, while preparing this recipe, please supervise children who are helping or nearby.

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