Churros con Chocolate

Celebrate Cinco De Mayo with these hot, cinnamon and sugar-coated churros. Crispy on the outside, moist and pillowy on the inside, these churros are sure to put a smile on your face. With only five ingredients in this recipe, it is very easy to follow and the batter is pretty much fool-proof. Churro batter is piped directly into the hot oil and fried to a golden perfection. As if the cinnamon and sugar-coating wasn’t enough, dipping the churros into thick and rich chocolate sauce brings them to a whole other level! So what are you waiting for? These churros won’t make themselves! 😉

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Churros con Chocolate

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For the Churros:

  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 3 large eggs
  • vegetable oil, for frying

For the Cinnamon and Sugar Coating:

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon

For the Chocolate Sauce:

  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup sugar

Directions:

  1. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, bring butter, salt and water to a boil. Once mixture is boiling, add in flour all at once and stir vigorously with a wooden spoon until the dough comes together. Continue to stir and cook the dough for about 1 minute. Transfer to bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment and let sit for five minutes. Beat in the eggs one at a time, until each has been well incorporated before adding the next. Batter may look wet before it comes together, but keep mixing and a smooth dough will form.
  2. Transfer dough to a pastry bag fitted with a medium or large star tip.
  3. Add enough oil to a deep-sided pan to measure a depth of about 3 inches. Attach a candy thermometer to the side of the pan and heat over medium heat until the oil reaches 365 degrees. Have ready a plate lined with several paper towels.
  4. While the oil is heating, prepare the chocolate sauce. In a small bowl, whisk together the cornstarch and milk. Add mixture, along with chocolate and sugar, to a small saucepan. Bring just to boil, whisking occasionally, and cook until sauce has thickened. Remove from heat; set aside.
  5. Pipe 5-inch pieces of churro dough into the hot oil and cook until golden brown, then flip and cook until golden on the second side. Remove from oil and set on paper towels to drain, then toss into the cinnamon and sugar coating while they are still hot.
  6. Serve churros alongside chocolate sauce.

Yields: about 20 churros

Source: Baking Bites, originally from Food Network

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21 Responses to Churros con Chocolate

  1. Villy says:

    Devine!! Slurp!

  2. Yummm … if the food and margs. weren’t enough to convince me to celebrate cinco de mayo — I think i’ve just be convinced 😉

  3. These look amazing, especially with the chocolate sauce. Have a great Cinco de Mayo!

  4. Shelbi G says:

    These look so good and I’ve added them to my menu for Cinco de Mayo! Do you think if I prepared the batter before dinner, it would keep ok until I fry them after dinner?

  5. Happy Cinco de Mayo! These look awesome!
    ( sweets are my weakness… )

  6. Just in time for Cinco de Mayo. They look very delicious!

  7. ChgoJohn says:

    Now, this is my kind of churro! And that chocolate sauce ain;t so bad either! 🙂

  8. DeeDee says:

    I’m really grateful for this recipe as, after visiting Disney Epcot last weekend and sampling my first ever churro (with milk caramel) in ‘Mexico’ I’m a new convert/addict & craving more. Now all I need is a recipe for self control 🙂

  9. Wonderful! Great photos too.

  10. The Teenage Taste says:

    * Drooling*
    I need to make homemade churros…again. I tried them once and it was an epic fail, but these look absolutely perfect!

  11. Oh my! Homemade churros that are fried? Yes, please!

  12. These are so popular here – local bars sell them at the weekends and as a breakfast at 5am after a night of partying at a fiesta in the summer! We can also buy special chocolate bars which just have to be metled with milk and they contain vanilla, sugar and conrnstarch already.

  13. twisterfish says:

    Wen I saw this I knew my daughter would love them! She just started making them but found a problem. The directions do not include when to add the salt. We went back to the Food Network site and found it says to add the salt to the butter and water, before adding the flour. Yum!

  14. kat says:

    Oh yum! You did a wonderful job! And of course, beautiful photography 🙂

  15. Amy says:

    You must be in a deep frying mood between this and the donuts. Can’t say I mind! Love the chocolate sauce…yum!

  16. Yummy! I love churros 🙂

  17. Emi says:

    I made this yesterday, SO GOOD!! Delicious! I really didn’t want to share them 🙂

    Btw – You’ve been nominated for the Beautiful Blogger award!! Congratulations!! Click here – http://fourleaves92.wordpress.com/2012/05/06/the-beautiful-blogger-award/ – for the rest of the information!!!

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  19. schadah says:

    i am so in love with all of your recipes. I usually use them to help fundraise for a backpack project I am doing. I made churros today. They went soooo fast! Everyone loved them. They were so light and fluffy. Thanks a mil.

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