We do a lot of cooking in our kitchen and most nights, I have helper with me. The kids were psyched when I told them we were making homemade churros in celebration of Cinco de Mayo!
Here is the super easy recipe we used:
- 1 cup water
- 1/4 cup unsalted butter, diced into small cubes
- 2 Tbsp granulated sugar
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 large egg
- 3/4 tsp vanilla extract
- Vegetable oil (for frying)
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
Heat about 1- 2 inches of vegetable oil in deep skillet (or large pot) over medium-high heat
Add water, butter, sugar and salt to a large saucepan, bring to a boil over medium-high heat
Reduce heat to medium-low and add flour. Stir constantly with a rubber spatula until mixture is smooth.
Pour mixture into large bowl to cool
- While mixture is cooling, whisk together 3/4 cup sugar and cinnamon in a separate shallow dish, for coating.
Add vanilla and egg and blend with an electric mixer until mixture is smooth (the first few minutes, it will separate, but with continuous mixing, will come together)
Transfer to a 16-inch piping bag fitted with an open start piping tip (I like the open star because it makes the churros a little larger)
In 6-8 inch lengths, carefully pipe mixture into preheated oil (I cut the end of each with clean scissors)
Fry until golden brown (watch closely, you may need to flip over to other side)
Place on paper towel to absorb excess oil, then immediately transfer to cinnamon sugar mixture and roll to coat all sides
- Repeat until all dough is fried (be sure not to overload your skillet or pot with too many at once. The dough should not be touching.
- Serve warm and enjoy!
Check out our baking in action here. Have you ever tried homemade churros?