Churros are a popular Mexican dessert made with a simple choux pastry fried in hot oil and coated in cinnamon sugar.
- 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.