Churros is a fried-dough pastry which is very popular in Spain, Portugal, Mexico, France, the Philippines, Ibero-America and the Southwestern United States. Don’t worry though, there is no need to travel far to have a taste of this sweet treat. There is also no need to go to a nearby Mexican restaurant to try it. Here we give you a simple homemade churros recipe with chocolate dip for you to enjoy !
1/2 cup sugar
1 1/2 Tablespoons sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 cup water
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
2 quarts vegetable oil
1 cup all-purpose flour
3 1/2 ounces dark chocolate, chopped
1/2 cup heavy cream
Preparing the Churros
Combine 1/2 cup sugar with the cinnamon in a shallow bowl then set aside. Next, line a plate with paper towels.
In a small saucepan over medium heat, whisk together the water, 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar, salt and 2 tablespoons vegetable oil. Bring the mixture to a boil then remove it from the heat. Stir in the flour, mixing until it forms a ball.
Heat 3 to 4 inches of vegetable oil in a large, heavy-bottomed pot set over medium-high heat until it reaches 375ºF. Transfer the dough to a cloth pastry bag or heavy-duty plastic bag fitted with a large star tip.
Pipe the dough over the pot of oil to a length of about 4 inches, then using scissors or a sharp knife, cut it so it releases into the oil. Pipe two to three churros into the oil at a time, frying them until they’re golden brown and cooked through. Transfer the churros to the paper towel-lined plate to drain for 2 minutes, then roll them in the cinnamon-sugar mixture. Repeat the frying and coating process until no dough is left.
Preparing the Chocolate Dip
Place the chopped chocolate in a small bowl then warm the heavy cream in a small saucepan. Pour the heavy cream over the chopped chocolate and let it sit for 1 minute then stir to combine. Finally, serve the churros with the warm chocolate dip.
Enjoy your homemade churros!