Member recipe by nouraan
ServingsServes 1 - 15 Fingers
Golden brown and crispy on the outside, these little Mexican donuts are hard to resist. I also found them fun to make. The best part was putting the dough into my frosting decorator with the star tip (this little tool really is a must have for this recipe in my opinion) and squeezing them out into the hot oil. No really the best part was eating them.
- 1 cup water
- 2 Tbs brown sugar
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1/3 cup butter
- 1 cup white flour
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/2 to 1 tsp. ground cinnamon, depending on taste
- Preheat 1 1/2 to 2 inches of vegetable oil in a 10 to 12 inch frying pan to 375 degrees F. In a separate dish mix the 1/4 cup sugar and cinnamon and set aside.
- In a 3 qt. sauce pan add the water, brown sugar, salt, and butter and heat to a good boil. Remove from the heat and add the flour. Stirring in the flour will take some muscle. Mix it in until well blended.
- In a separate bowl, mix the eggs and vanilla together and then add this mixture to the flour mixture. Stir until well blended and all the egg is completely mixed in.
- Fill your decorating tool with the churro recipe dough and attach the largest star tip you have.
- Test your oil by placing a small amount of dough in it. The dough should bubble up right away or that means the oil is not hot enough and a soggy churro is on the way.
- Once the oil is hot enough, squeeze some dough (with decorator) into the oil about 4 inches long. I used my finger to release the dough from the decorator. Careful not to burn yourself.
- You should be able to cook 4 or 5 churros at a time. Cook them about 1 minute and turn them over with a slotted spoon. Cook an additional minute or two. You're looking for that nice golden brown color. Remove the churros with the slotted spoon and place them on a paper towel-covered plate to absorb excess grease.
- While still warm, roll each churro into the dish with the sugar and cinnamon until coated.
- You could serve this churro recipe with mexican hot chocolate topped with whipped cream. What a treat.