Hi everyone! How are you? The other day I made churros with the set my sister got me for Christmas and they were DELICIOUS so I can’t wait to share with you how I went about doing it! 😋 The brilliant thing about this set is that you don’t specifically need it if you want to follow this recipe as well (you can use a piping bag or spoons) and so you can make and enjoy them too!
This was actually my second time using the set; the first time was with a friend and although through completely following the recipe they tasted amazing, they didn’t hold their shape or last long enough (but I suppose that last part wasn’t their fault! 😂) and so this time round I decided to make a few adjustments to the recipe provided with the set!
The first change I made was to most importantly double the ingredients 😏😂 (meaning the pump would be filled twice – it’s a very accurate recipe! 😂) and the second change was to put the pump filled with the dough in the fridge before the frying stage so that it could hold it’s own with it’s chosen shape (this didn’t effect the time it took to prepare the churros at all as i put them in the fridge whilst the oil was heating and so I kind of made more use of the time given 🤔😂).
Although I chose to make these changes I will share with you the original recipe so that the decision to do so is completely up to you!
To make the churros
- Water – 250ml
- Caster sugar – 3 tbsp
- Vegetable oil – 2 tbsp
- Salt – a pinch
- Plain flour – 125g
- Cooking oil – 2 litres (I chose corn oil as it’s probably the healthiest option…well as healthy as it gets when frying! 😂)
To decorate/enhance the flavour (optional)
- Caster sugar – 100g
- Cinnamon – 1 teaspoon
- Chocolate sauce
1. Heat up the water and add the salt, vegetable oil and caster sugar (the 3 tablespoons, not the 100g! It’s too early to be making mistakes! 😂). Once it begins to boil remove from the heat.
2. Gradually add the plain flour to the mixture and stir using a wooden spoon. After a while it will look like porridge and then it will be the spitting image of mashed potato (In that strange order! 😂).
3. Spoon the mixture into you’re chosen piping utensil (or even just prepare to spoon in) and be sure to fit a nozzle if you wish for the recipe to turn out like proper churros! I then popped it into the fridge so that it would hold better even though the dough was quite stable already.
4. Heat up the 2 litres of oil in a saucepan (or use a frying machine) and when you think it is ready, take the churros mix out of the fridge and test a piece of it in the oil. If it sizzles it’s ready to go!
5. Arrange a plate laid with kitchen towel to pat the churros dry after they come out of the oil beside the saucepan.
6. It depends on the size of the saucepan you’re using how many churros you will have frying in one go. It is important that you don’t overestimate the space available or else the churros will bunch together into one massive churro! (That’s not exactly a problem as it will still taste good but at the same time, it’s a problem if you intend to share! 😂).
7. After you have cooked all of the churro mix it is time to decide whether or not you wish to decorate them/eat them with added flavourings! The set advised either cinnamon sugar or the chocolate sauce that it came with which is so good! 😋
I enjoyed mine mostly dipped in cinnamon sugar (which is made by mixing the 100g of caster sugar and teaspoon of cinnamon together)! But many of the ones I shared with family were covered in the cinnamon sugar at one end and the chocolate sauce on the other! 😋
Thank you for reading! 😉 I hope this recipe works just as well for you as it did for me! 😋😂 Do you like churros? Let me know and have a lovely day! ❤