Churro Recipe – How to Make Churros

easy homemade churros

What are churros?

Churros are simple snacks that are made from fried dough and can be eaten as breakfast with some chocolate dipping sauce, champurrado, dulce de leche, or hot chocolate. They can also be coated with cinnamon sugar. This churros recipe originated from Spain and Portugal and it is a common street food.

Homemade Churro Ingredients

churros ingredients
Churros ingredients
  • 1 cup of all-purpose flour
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup of milk
  • 6 tbsp of unsalted butter
  • 2 tbsp of sugar
  • 1/2 tsp of salt
  • 3 cups of olive oil
  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract

Cinnamon sugar coating

The ingredients need for the cinnamon coating are:

  • 1/2 cup of white sugar
  • 2 tsp of cinnamon powder

To make the cinnamon sugar for coating the churros, simply combine the white sugar with the cinnamon powder and stir.

Chocolate dipping sauce

  • 1/2 cup of heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup of chocolate, chocolate chips, or chocolate powder.

To make the chocolate dipping sauce, add the chocolate chips or crushed chocolate bars in a saucepan. Heat it up on low heat until the chocolate melts, turn off the heat, and add the heavy cream. Stir to combine and your chocolate sauce for dipping is ready.

How to make churros 

1) Making the churros dough

Mix all the ingredients to incorporate into the dough
Making the churro dough with a mixer. The vanilla extract is mixed into the dough.
  • To a saucepan, add 1/2 cup of water, 1/2 cup of milk, 6 tbsp of butter, 1/2 tsp of salt, and 2 tbsp of sugar.
  • Allow the butter to melt completely and bring to a boil.
  • Turn off the heat and then add the flour and stir to combine until you have a smooth dough. Cook the dough for 1 minute while stirring it continuously and then bring it down from the stovetop.
  • Using an electric hand mixer, beat the flour to help cool it down.
  • Next, break 3 eggs and add 1 at a time. Mix the egg and the dough using the hand mixer until you have added the whole eggs to the dough.
  • For flavoring, go in with 1 tsp of vanilla extract and mix again to combine. You can use a spatula to scrape the sides of the mixing bowl while mixing with the electric mixer to ensure all the ingredients are well combined.
  • Scoop the churros dough into your piping bag with a star-shaped nozzle.

2) Deep Frying

Frying of churros
Fry the churros until they are golden brown on both sides. You can turn them over with a skewer if one side is golden brown in color.
  • Add the frying oil to your pan. Allow it to heat up to a temperature of 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Pipe 6 inches of the churros dough into the hot oil, cut them using a pair of scissors. Do not overcrowd the pan.
  • Fry one side of the churro for 1 minute 30 seconds or until golden brown in color. Flip over to the other side and fry for 1 minute. You can use wooden skewers for flipping the fried churros or your frying spoon, whichever you like best.
  • Once all the sides of the churros are golden brown, remove them from the oil and drain them on a paper towel. Do this until you are done with all the dough.

Coating the churros in cinnamon sugar

Add the churros to a mixing bowl and sprinkle the cinnamon sugar over them. You can toast with a spatula or your clean hands and then remove them to a clean plate.

Homemade churros with chocolate dipping sauce
Easy homemade churros with chocolate dipping sauce.

Tips on making churros at home

  • Ensure the oil is exactly at 350 degrees Fahrenheit, you can use a thermometer to check this. Too much heat makes the churros turn dark brown quickly and they may get burnt. When the oil is not hot, the churro becomes soggy and oily.
  • The dough should be glossy, silky, and smooth before you pipe it. It shouldn’t be too runny or too firm.
  • When the churros are still hot, the sugar sticks better than when they are cold.
Homemade churros with chocolate dipping sauce

Churros Recipe - How to Make Churros

Bongdap Nansel Nanzip
Churros are simple and easy homemade snacks made from fried dough and can be enjoyed with some chocolate dipping sauce or coated with cinnamon sugar. The churros recipe is a common Spanish and Portuguese street food that is often eaten as breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Snack
Cuisine Portuguese, Spanish
Servings 40 pieces
Calories 171 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 whole eggs
  • ½ cup milk
  • 6 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 2 tbsp white sugar
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 3 cups olive oil - for frying the homemade churros.
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract - for flavoring.

Instructions
 

Churros dough

  • To a saucepan, add 1/2 cup of water, 1/2 cup of milk, 6 tbsp of butter, 1/2 tsp of salt, and 2 tbsp of sugar.
  • Allow the butter to melt completely and bring to a boil.
  • Turn off the heat and then add the flour and stir to combine until you have a smooth dough. Cook the dough for 1 minute while stirring it continuously and then bring it down from the stovetop.
  • Using an electric hand mixer, beat the flour to help cool it down.
  • Next, break 3 eggs and add 1 at a time. Mix the egg and the dough using the hand mixer until you have added the whole eggs to the dough.
  • For flavoring, go in with 1 tsp of vanilla extract and mix again to combine. You can use a spatula to scrape the sides of the mixing bowl while mixing with the electric mixer to ensure all the ingredients are well combined.
  • Scoop the churros dough into your piping bag with a star-shaped nozzle.

Frying the churros

  • Add the frying oil to your pan. Allow it to heat up to a temperature of 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Pipe 6 inches of the churros dough into the hot oil, cut them using a pair of scissors. Do not overcrowd the pan.
  • Fry one side of the churro for 1 minute 30 seconds or until golden brown in color. Flip over to the other side and fry for 1 minute. You can use wooden skewers for flipping the fried churros or your frying spoon, whichever you like best.
  • Once all the sides of the churros are golden brown, remove them from the oil and drain them on a paper towel. Do this until you are done with all the dough.

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Notes

Your easy homemade churros recipe can be enjoyed with chocolate dipping sauce, champurrado, dulce de leche, café con leche, or hot chocolate. Just take one churro, dip it into the chocolate sauce and enjoy the crunchiness; it is so tasty and delicious.
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Nutrition and Calories

1 piece of churro of about 6 inches contains about 171 calories and 20 grams of carbs, 2 grams of protein, and 9 grams of fat. Other nutrients include cholesterol of 51 mg, sodium of 84mg, and potassium of 24mg. There are vitamins A, often added to the flour. The nutrients are variable depending on what you add to your own churros recipe; the calories may be more than this if you use a dipping source or sprinkle some cinnamon sugar over them.

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