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Homemade churros with chocolate sauce

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Make your own churros at home

Bring the festive feel of a street fair to your next special gathering with homemade churros.

Make your own churros at home

Churros are easier to make than you might think and use inexpensive ingredients you likely have at home. Their sugar coating and chocolate sauce make a beautiful (and delicious) presentation for a special breakfast, brunch or dessert.

Homemade churros with chocolate sauce recipe


Churro dough

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup flour
  • Vegetable oil for frying

Sugar mix

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

Chocolate dipping sauce

  • 4 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon



Prepare the dough

In a medium saucepan, combine water, sugar, vegetable oil and salt and bring to a boil. Quickly remove from heat and stir in flour until it forms into a ball. Allow dough to cool for a few minutes and spoon into a pastry bag fitted with a large star tip.

Make your own churros at home


Pipe the dough

Heat a large saucepan filled with 2 inches of vegetable oil to 365 degrees F. Use a candy/deep-fry thermometer to monitor the temperature. Pipe dough into heated oil in 4-inch strips cut with a knife.

Make your own churros at home


Fry the dough

Fry a few strips at a time until golden brown, approximately 2 minutes on each side. Never leave hot oil unattended. Using a slotted spoon or tongs, transfer to paper towels to drain.

Make your own churros at home


Roll in sugar

To prepare sugar mix, combine sugar, cinnamon and salt and pour onto a small plate. Roll warm churros in sugar mix on all sides.

Make your own churros at home


Prepare chocolate sauce

Melt chocolate in a double boiler. Stir in cinnamon and cream until smooth. Serve warm.

Make your own churros at home

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