Fried Churros

This dough is also known as choux pastry, a French recipe used to make cream puffs. For churros, the dough is squeezed through a pastry bag into hot oil and fried until crisp and golden, then rolled in cinnamon sugar.

Serves: 24Hands-on: 30 minutesTotal: 30 minutesDifficulty: Medium

Serves: 24

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup water
  • ¼ cup whole milk
  • ½ cup butter
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 1¼ tsp. ground cinnamon, divided
  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup masa harina
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups vegetable oil
  • ½ cup sugar

Directions

  • In heavy saucepan, combine water, milk, and butter; bring to a boil over medium heat. In small bowl, combine salt, ¼ teaspoon cinnamon, flour, and masa harina and mix well. Add all at once to butter mixture, beating with a wooden spoon. Cook mixture over medium heat until dough leaves the sides of the pan.
  • Remove from heat and, one at a time, stir in eggs, beating until dough is smooth and shiny. Set aside to let cool for a few minutes. Meanwhile, heat vegetable oil in a heavy skillet until it reaches 350°F. Combine sugar and remaining cinnamon in a small bowl.
  • Using a pastry bag or a churros maker, attach the star tip and spoon one-fourth of the dough into the bag. Press the dough into 4" strips directly into the oil, using a knife to cut off the dough and release it. Fry three or four churros at a time in the hot oil, turning once, until golden brown, about 1–2 minutes on each side. Remove to paper towels to drain.
  • While still warm, sprinkle with cinnamon-sugar mixture. Serve warm.

Recipe Information

Serves: 24

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup water
  • ¼ cup whole milk
  • ½ cup butter
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 1¼ tsp. ground cinnamon, divided
  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup masa harina
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups vegetable oil
  • ½ cup sugar

Directions

  • In heavy saucepan, combine water, milk, and butter; bring to a boil over medium heat. In small bowl, combine salt, ¼ teaspoon cinnamon, flour, and masa harina and mix well. Add all at once to butter mixture, beating with a wooden spoon. Cook mixture over medium heat until dough leaves the sides of the pan.
  • Remove from heat and, one at a time, stir in eggs, beating until dough is smooth and shiny. Set aside to let cool for a few minutes. Meanwhile, heat vegetable oil in a heavy skillet until it reaches 350°F. Combine sugar and remaining cinnamon in a small bowl.
  • Using a pastry bag or a churros maker, attach the star tip and spoon one-fourth of the dough into the bag. Press the dough into 4" strips directly into the oil, using a knife to cut off the dough and release it. Fry three or four churros at a time in the hot oil, turning once, until golden brown, about 1–2 minutes on each side. Remove to paper towels to drain.
  • While still warm, sprinkle with cinnamon-sugar mixture. Serve warm.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories100
Total Fat7g
Saturated Fat3g
Cholesterol25mg
Sodium30mg
Total Carbohydrate8g
Dietary Fiber0g
Sugars4g
Protein1g