Spanish Churros

Joy of Spanish Cooking
by Joy of Spanish Cooking
35 churros
30 min


Hope you are enjoying the weekend.

This past weekend I was at the bakery and I smelled something that reminded me of churros. And of course my first thought was, I have to make them because I haven’t had one in years! I couldn’t believe it. Churros are really, really good. In Spain, it is very common to see food carts selling churros and they are called ” Churrerias”. You can smell them from a mile away. That smell is so unique.

We usually eat churros for breakfast, (I would say mostly Sunday morning). They are dipped in hot chocolate or with a latte. Or as I would say in Spanish, “café con leche”. A churro is basically deep fried dough, crunchy on the outside, and usually sprinkled with sugar. You can also find churros dipped in dark chocolate which are super yummy too!

This recipe, besides being very easy, is also very cheap. All you really need are water, flour and sugar, and a couple extra ingredients.

Recipe details
  • 35  churros
  • Prep time: 15 Minutes Cook time: 15 Minutes Total time: 30 min
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  • 2 cups water
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 Tbsp Butter
  • 1/8 tsp Vanilla extract (optional)
  • 2 cups All Purpose flour
  • 2 cups vegetables or canola oil
  • 1/2 cup granulates sugar To sprinkle the churros

In a sauce pan combine the water, salt, butter and vanilla (if using) and cook on medium heat.
Once it starts boiling, add the flour. Using a wooden spoon, keep stirring! Don’t get distracted because you will have a big ball of dough very soon.
Once you have a big ball of dough, place it into your your piping bag (if you don’t have one, just use a Ziploc bag and cut the corner of the bag).
In a deep pot heat the oil for frying to 375F (you can also use a fryer). Once the oil is HOT, pipe 5 inch long straight line of dough (or any size you desire…) into the hot oil using the pastry bag fitted with a medium star tip.
Note* You can also pipe the dough on a sheet and then fry the churros.
Cook until they get a nice golden brown color (Do not overcrowd the oil) . Remove from the pan and place on a plate lined with paper towels to remove the excess oil.
Roll drained churros in sugar.
Bon profit!
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