Homemade Churros

Every country has its version of tasty deep-fried comfort food. In Mexico, their preferred fried dough dessert is called churros. This deliciously crunchy treat can be found all around the world at carnivals and even restaurants, but the truth is it tastes so much better when made at home. Besides, churros require very few ingredients: milk, eggs, butter, flour, salt, sugar and cinnamon are very simple pantry staples that you probably already have at home at any time.

Churros

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To make churros at home, you will need very few ingredients and tools. In a saucepan over medium heat, combine water, milk, butter, sugar, and salt. Once the mix starts to boil, remove it from heat and immediately stir in one cup of flour with a wooden spoon. Then, bring the saucepan back to the stove for another two minutes while stirring constantly. At this point, the dough should look smooth and form a thin film on the bottom of the pan.

Transfer the dough to a large mixing bowl and, using an electric mixer, beat for minutes in order to allow the mixture to slightly cool down. Then, add four eggs, incorporating one at a time. Once all ingredients are fully incorporated into the dough, heat some vegetable oil to 350˚F. While the oil heats up, transfer the dough to a pastry bag. Then, pipe the churros into the hot oil and cut them with scissors. Each side should be fried until golden brown, then flipped with tongs. Place the fried churros onto a paper towel-lined tray to remove excess oil, then roll them in cinnamon sugar.