Bring the festive feel of a street fair to your next special gathering with homemade churros.
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
- 1 cup water
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup flour
- Vegetable oil for frying
- 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.
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.
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.
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.
Prepare chocolate sauce
Melt chocolate in a double boiler. Stir in cinnamon and cream until smooth. Serve warm.