Churros

Ingredients

  • 1 cup water (240 ml)
  • 6 tbsp unsalted butter (85 gm)
  • 1 tbsp sugar (13 gm)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup all purpose flour (120 gm)
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Vegetable oil for frying

Cinnamon Sugar –

  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tsp cinnamon

Chocolate Dipping Sauce –

  • 2/3 cup chocolate chips
  • 2/3 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tsp cinnamon

Method –

  1. In a large saucepan, bring the water, butter, salt and sugar to a rolling boil over medium-high heat. When it boils, immediately take the pan off the heat.
  2. Stirring with a wooden spoon, add all the flour at once and stir hard until all the flour is incorporated, 30 to 60 seconds.
  3. Return to the heat and cook, stirring, 30 seconds.
  4. With a hand mixer, mix at medium speed. With the mixer running, add 2 eggs, 1 egg at a time, as well as the vanilla. Stop mixing after each addition to scrape down the sides of the bowl. Mix until the dough is smooth and glossy and the eggs are completely incorporated. The dough should be thick, but should fall slowly and steadily from the beaters when you lift them out of the bowl. If the dough is still clinging to the beaters, add the remaining 1 egg and mix until incorporated.
  5. Heat oil
  6. Use a pastry bag fitted with a large star tip.
  7. Pipe 3 inch pieces using a large closed star tip. It’s best to fry about three at a time.
  8. Fry on either side for 90 seconds to 2 minutes or until golden brown.
  9. Remove with tongs and allow to drain on a paper towel for about thirty seconds before placing in the cinnamon sugar. Spoon sugar over, remove excess and serve.

To make the chocolate dipping sauce –

  • Put the chocolate chips, cinnamon and heavy cream in a bowl above a pot of barely simmering water and stir occasionally until melted and thoroughly combined.

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