Homemade Churros

Posted: March 25

Time: 45 minutes

Yield: 16 servings

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Homemade Churros are irresistible confections. Let’s face it: there's nothing better than crispy fried dough covered in cinnamon sugar! These treats are the perfect finale to any Mexican dinner recipe, or you can even have them as a sweet snack. Pro tip: dip the Homemade Churros in melted chocolate for extra deliciousness!


1 cup water
6 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon kosher salt
2 large eggs
vegetable oil, for frying
cinnamon sugar


Step 1

Combine the butter, water, and sugar in a saucepan over medium heat.

Step 2

Once boiling, add the vanilla.

Step 3

Cut the heat, then add the flour and salt.

Step 4

Stir until the mixture begins to thicken, then allow to cool for up to 8-10 minutes.

Step 5

Beat the eggs into the cooled mixture one at a time using a hand mixer.

Step 6

Using a rubber spatula, transfer the mix into a piping bag with a star tip.

Step 7

Add enough oil to a large pot, over medium heat, to where it comes halfway up the sides.

Step 8

Ensure the oil temperature stays at 375 degrees F.

Step 9

Carefully pipe 5-inch long churros into the hot oil. Use kitchen scissors to cut each churro off as you pipe the dough into the oil.

Step 10

3-4 churros can be added to the oil at a time, allowing enough space so they don't stick to one another.

Step 11

Fry them for 4-5 minutes until golden brown.

Step 12

Between each batch, ensure the frying oil is back to 375 degrees F to avoid burning.

Step 13

Remove the churros with a slotted spoon and immediately roll them in cinnamon sugar.

Step 14

Place the churros onto a wire rack to allow them to cool.

Step 15

Serve once cooled.

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