Mexican churros
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Mexican Churros

Mexican churros

Mexican Churros

Churros are a popular Mexican dessert made with a simple choux pastry fried in hot oil and coated in cinnamon sugar.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Course Categories
Servings 4 servings
Calories 300 kcal


  • 4 cups vegetable oil
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup salted butter
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup plain flour
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon


  • Heat the oil in a large pot to between 350 and 375 degrees
  • Meanwhile, make the dough by heating water, butter, vanilla and salt in a large saucepan. Once the butter is completely melted and the mixture begins to simmer, remove from heat and stir in the flour with a wooden spoon.
  • Add in the eggs one at a time, stirring and mashing the dough together until the egg is fully incorporated
  • Transfer the mixture to a large pastry bag fitted with a large star-shaped tip.
  • Working in batches of 3 to 5, pipe the dough directly into the hot oil using scissors to trim to the desired length.
  • Cook until dough puffs and turns golden brown, turning halfway through so all sides evenly cook. this should just take 2 to 4 minutes total.
  • Carefully remove churro from oil using tongs and place on a paper towel- covered plate to drain.
  • Once the churros have cooled enough to handle, put the sugar and cinnamon into a resealable plastic bag. Put the churros in one or two at a time and gently shake till churro is coated. Serve these churros with whipped cream.

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