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The Best Homemade Churros Recipe

by Nellie

Have you ever been to a restaurant and eaten Churros? You’re going to love making your very own homemade Churros from home! You can enjoy these crunchy sweet sticks anytime! 

The first time I was introduced to Churros was on the L train. There was a lady there every single day selling churros from her cart. People couldn’t get enough!

It wasn’t until I was at a fair that I finally tried them, I can finally see what all the hype is about!

For this recipe, you are going to need some basic kitchen equipment like a heavy bottom saucepan, cast iron skillet, piping bag, and a rubber spatula.

Don’t forget you will also need a stand mixer with a whisk attachment. If you have all of these items, then you can start prepping your ingredients. 

Homemade Churros Ingredients

Every time I eat Churros at a restaurant, I wonder how I can make them at home. I have made it a point to make sure I learn this recipe and now I’m passing it on to you.

Churros are actually a whole lot easier than I ever thought they’d be. Let’s talk about the ingredients needed to make these. 

Cold water – I love that you can go to your kitchen sink and get an ingredient to make churros. 

Unsalted butter – You may have some unsalted butter sitting right in your fridge. You are going to need it. 

Granulated sugar –  You cannot make churros without having granulated sugar on hand. 

For this recipe, you are also going to need salt, flour, egg, vanilla extract, and a cinnamon and sugar mixture. However, as yummy as these ingredients are, you are also going to make a chocolate sauce to go with these! 

Once you are done with the churros and you dip in the chocolate sauce, you are going to be in dessert heaven. If you’ve never known that you can make these right at home in your own kitchen, then you have been missing out. 

How to Store Homemade Churros

Once you’ve made these homemade churros, you may be wondering HOW to store them. I have always placed my churros in an airtight container.

You can leave them on the counter for storage. The chocolate sauce will need to be stored in the fridge. Wait to pour the sauce on when you decide to serve the churros. 

The Best Homemade Churros Recipe

The Best Homemade Churros Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 cup water
  • 1⁄4 cup cold unsalted butter, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1⁄2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup All Purpose Flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1⁄2 cup granulated sugar + 2 tbsp cinnamon
  • Chocolate Sauce
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Instructions

Add in the flour and mix until a thick dough forms with a rubber spatula. Add the dough to a mixing bowl and let cool for 5 mins. 

Using a whisk attachment, add egg and vanilla and mix until a looser dough forms. It will resemble pate a choux. 

Add your piping tip to the piping bag and cut off the opening at the end so that the dough will clear the tip. 

Preheat vegetable oil in skillet.
Pipe 5-6-inch-long strips of dough into the hot oil using a knife to cut off the end. Fry on all sides about 3-5 mins, until golden brown.
Drain on paper towels and toss in cinnamon sugar. 

To make the chocolate sauce.
Bring the heavy cream to a slight boil. Add in the chocolate and vanilla. Stir until chocolate has melted. Pour in serving dishes. 

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