Churros are piped choux pastry – deep-fried to a golden brown, peppered with cinnamon sugar and dipped into luscious chocolate sauce…so, so yummy!
Have you tried making churros at home? This is my first time and I must say, I’m quite surprise at how easy it was to make and way more delicious than what I’ve had before.
I think because the oil is fresh in the first place plus the chocolate sauce is thicker and more chocolatey.
Deep-fried food is so delicious, so addictive when it’s still warm and fresh. Why did I even think of making this in the first place?
As expected, I’ve eaten more than what I should, there goes my promise to myself that I won’t eat too much sweets/dessert anymore.. wahh 😩
But I’m not done with deep-fried sweets yet, bomboloni (Italian doughnut) is next on my list..I have to make use of that oil one more time before I discard it. 😋
I should blame those foodies who posts mouthwatering photos on facebook or maybe I should unsubscribed from them eh?! lol Just kidding, I love food!
so addictive and so easy to make..
Make the dough: Boil water, butter, salt in a saucepan
add the flour and..
continue mixing and cooking until it pulls from the sides of the pan and comes together
transfer to a bowl to cool a bit then add eggs, one at a time
..when you first add the egg, it’ll look like this and feels slimy, it seems that it will not come together but just continue mixing it with a wooden spoon until you get a consistency like a mashed potato, when you add the next egg, the same thing happens..
by the third egg..it’ll have a better consistency..perfect for piping
To make sure, I did a test, I put a little in the pastry bag with star nozzle and see if it will pipe through easily..it did! 😊
blot excess oil on the paper towels, roll in the bowl of cinnamon sugar while still warm
then serve with chocolate sauce..delicious!!
Churros con Chocolate
- 1 cup Milk or water
- ⅓ cup Butter salted / or unsalted is fine
- 1 pinch Salt
- 1 cup All Purpose Flour
- 3 pcs Eggs
- 3 cups Corn Oil grapeseed oil / or lauric oil for frying
- 4 ounces Bittersweet Chocolate
- ¼ cup Heavy Cream
- 2 tbsps Butter
- 1 dash Cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon Instant Coffee Powder
- 1 dash Cayenne Pepper optional
- ¼ cup Sugar
- 2 tsps Ground Cinnamon
- 1 pinch Salt
- In a small saucepan, combine the water (or milk), butter and salt and bring to a boil.
- Lower heat then add the flour and whisk to combine using a wooden spoon.
- Cook the dough until it pulls away from the sides of the pan about 3 to 4 minutes.
- Remove from heat.
- Beat eggs one at a time into mixture, stirring until smooth after each addition.
- Put the batter in a pastry bag fitted with a large star tip.
- Set aside while you make the sauce and prepare the cinnamon sugar.
- Combine the chocolate, heavy cream, butter in a heavy-bottomed pan.
- Heat over medium low fire stirring occasionally until the chocolate is melted.
- Make sure all the ingredients are well combined.
- Transfer chocolate sauce to a small bowl.
FOR CINNAMON SUGAR:
- Combine the sugar and cinnamon in a medium bowl.
- In a large saucepan heat the oil to 325 degrees F.
- Pipe the dough into the hot oil in sticks or desired shapes.
- Fry the dough until it is brown and crispy on all sides, 60 to 90 seconds total, turning as they brown.
- Fry in batches.
- Remove the churros from the oil, blot on paper towels for a second and then toss in the cinnamon sugar.
- Be sure to do this while the churros are still hot.
- Serve immediately, while churros and melted chocolate are warm.