As you already know, churros are a tradition in Mexico, and you can find them almost anywhere freshly made! unfortunately, not here in the US! That's why today I want to share this recipe for churros that everyone in the family will enjoy, and the best thing is that it is very simple. You can make them as long or short as you'd like, but our family thinks short churro bites are just the right size.
- 2 cups flour
- 2/3 cup water
- 3 oz butter
- 1 tablespoon vanilla
- 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 1 egg
- Vegetable Oil
- First, put the water, butter, sugar, vanilla, and cinnamon in a sauce pan on the stove with the heat on medium.
- Once the butter is melted, remove from heat and let cool for 2 minutes.
- Add the flour and mix very well.
- Once well mixed, add the egg and mix again. The result will be a very smooth mixture.
- Put the mixture inside a bag with a star-shaped frosting tip (as if you were going to frost some cupcakes).
- Add enough vegetable oil to a frying pan to be able to cover your churros. Turn the heat on medium for 4 minutes.
- Once the oil is hot, add the mixture to the oil by holding the bag directly above the oil and cutting the mixture at the desired length.
- You will know that it is ready because it will look fried and have a yellow color. Normally it will not take more than 1 and a half minutes to 2 minutes. Remove once ready and place on paper towel to absorb excess oil.
- Once you've cooked all your churros, mix cinnamon and sugar in a bowl.
- Roll churros in cinnamon-sugar mix.
In Mexico it is very common to eat them with cajeta (dulce de leche). If you've never purchased cajeta here in the US, you can find it in Walmart in the Hispanic products aisle. They also go great with sweet condensed milk, liquid chocolate, or jam.
I hope you can enjoy this recipe as much as we do!
With love, Nayeli
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