Churros are a delectable Spanish and Mexican pastry that entices with their golden, crispy exteriors and soft, doughy interiors. Made from a simple dough of flour, water, and salt, the mixture is piped through a star-shaped nozzle, creating the signature ridged appearance. These doughy delights are deep-fried until they achieve a satisfying crunch. Once cooked, churros are often dusted in a mixture of cinnamon and sugar, imparting a sweet and aromatic coating. Served piping hot and accompanied by a dipping sauce, such as chocolate or caramel, churros offer a delightful combination of textures and flavors, making them a beloved treat at fairs, festivals, and dessert tables around the world.
Try this delicious churros recipe to enjoy fried dough coated in sweet cinnamon sugar at home.
- 1 cup water
- 2-1/2 tbsp white sugar
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 tbsp vegetable oil
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 quarts oil for frying
- 1/2 cup white sugar or to taste
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine water, 2-1/2tablespoons sugar, salt and 2 tablespoons vegetable oil. Bring to a boil and remove from heat. Stir in flour until mixture forms a ball.
- Heat oil for frying in a deep fryer or deep pot to 375°F (190°C). Pipe 5- to 6-inch strips of dough into the hot oil using a sturdy pastry bag fitted with a medium star tip. Do not overcrowd the oil. Fry until golden; drain on paper towels.
- Combine 1/2 cup sugar and cinnamon. Roll drained churros in cinnamon and sugar mixture.