Time: 45 minutes
Yield: 16 servings
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!
Combine the butter, water, and sugar in a saucepan over medium heat.
Once boiling, add the vanilla.
Cut the heat, then add the flour and salt.
Stir until the mixture begins to thicken, then allow to cool for up to 8-10 minutes.
Beat the eggs into the cooled mixture one at a time using a hand mixer.
Using a rubber spatula, transfer the mix into a piping bag with a star tip.
Add enough oil to a large pot, over medium heat, to where it comes halfway up the sides.
Ensure the oil temperature stays at 375 degrees F.
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.
3-4 churros can be added to the oil at a time, allowing enough space so they don't stick to one another.
Fry them for 4-5 minutes until golden brown.
Between each batch, ensure the frying oil is back to 375 degrees F to avoid burning.
Remove the churros with a slotted spoon and immediately roll them in cinnamon sugar.
Place the churros onto a wire rack to allow them to cool.
Serve once cooled.