A churro is a fried dough pastry. They are traditional in Spain and Portugal where they originated. They are a favoured sweet dough enjoyed all around the world.
A really great tasting churro that is not only easy to make, but taste fantastic. They are great rolled in cinnamon sugar and if you like chocolate sauce. They are crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside.
- 2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/4 cup caster sugar
- 1 cup plain flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- pinch of salt
- 1 Tbsp vegetable oil or canola oil
- 1 cup boiling water
- 2 cups vegetable oil or canola oil, for frying
- 1/2 cup dark chocolate
- 1/2 cup thickened cream
- Combine sugar and cinnamon in a shallow bowl, set aside.
- Mix flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl. Add oil and water and mix until just combined- it should be a thick, gummy batter, like a wet sticky dough, not thin and watery.
- Transfer dough into a piping bag with a 8mm/1/3″ star tip nozzle. Set aside while oil heats.
- Heat oil over medium heat in a small pot until temperature is 170C/340F, or until it takes 20 minutes for a small cube of bread to turn golden.
- Pipe 6″ lengths of dough into the oil, snipping with scissors. Snip close to the oil surface to avoid splash.
- Cook for 2-3 minutes or until golden and crisp, rolling occasionally.
- Place onto paper towel to drain. Then roll in cinnamon sugar. Serve hot. Serve with hot chocolate sauce.
- Chocolate sauce – place in heatproof bowl and microwave in 30 second bursts, stirring between until smooth. Set aside for 5 minutes to cool and slightly thicken.