Sometime you can find them at the fair, or amusement parks, or even in the freezer section at the grocery store. Those churros are just ok, but the best ones I’ve ever had have been made fresh in front of me down in Mexico from a street vendor. Delicious!
I’ve never actually ever tried to recreate homemade churros successfully because I always thought they would probably be really hard to do, but come to find out, they aren’t!
The original recipe is from Laura in the Kitchen and can be found here.
1 cup of Water
1 cup of All Purpose Flour
3 Tbsp of Unsalted Butter
1 Tbsp of Vegetable Oil
1 Tbsp of Granulated Sugar
½ tsp of Salt
1 tsp of Vanilla Extract
Canola Oil for frying
½ cup of Granulated Sugar for dipping
1 Tsp of Ground Cinnamon
You will need a large pot. Begin by bringing the water, oil, sugar, salt and butter to a boil.
Add flour and reduce heat to low, as you incorporate all the ingredients together. You should have a large ball of dough now. Cook for a few minutes to remove the “raw flour” taste.
Move the dough to a bowl, and add the vanilla. Stir it together and let it cool for a couple minutes. Then add the eggs in, one at a time until incorporated.
This is called Pate a Choux. It it also uses to make cream puffs and benigets.
Put the dough into a pastry bag, fitted with a large star shaped tip. If you don’t have this, you can use a set of pinking shears to cut the tip off the bag, or even use a large zip top bag instead of a pastry bag.
Make sure you use a deep pot, and heat your oil to about 350*, or when a small bag of dough is dropped into the oil, it sizzles and begins to fry immediately. If the oil is too cold you won’t get a crispy result, you’ll get a soggy greasy ball of dough.
Pipe the dough into the hot oil, and using a pair of scissors, cut the dough at about 3-5 inch increments.
When the churros are golden brown, about 2-3 minutes, remove and set on a paper towel lined plate to drain. Roll in a cinnamon and sugar mixture and enjoy!
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