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Churros

So, you know those churros at Disneyland?  I think thats the only reason my kids want to go there sometimes.  But, sadly I can’t afford to take them to Disneyland whenever a churro craving hits.  So I learned how to make my own, and you know what?  These are better than the ones at Disneyland.

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You start by making a choux dough, which is the same dough used for cream puffs.  Don’t let the fancy  name scare you, its just a cooked dough.

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Once your dough is made, then you need to fill your pastry bag or ziplock bag with the dough.  I used a star tip at the end.  The easiest way to do this is to place your bag in a mason jar or big glass so it stands upright for you when you are filling the bag.  I have another super easy tip for testing if your oil is ready or not too!  I’m just full of easy tips today!

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An easy way to tell is your oil is hot enough is to place the handle of of wooden spoon in your oil.  If it bubbles its ready.  I learned this years ago when Sarah Moulton had a show on the Food Network.

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Then just pipe your dough into the hot oil.  I had to have a helper cut the dough coming out of the pastry bag for me.

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Toss the churros in some cinnamon sugar and dig in!  I served mine with chocolate sauce and dulce de leche.  Dig in!

Churros
 
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Churros
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Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons, plus ½ cup sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • vegetable oil
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
Instructions
  1. In a medium saucepan, combine the water, 2 tablespoons, sugar, salt, and 2 tablespoons vegetable oil.  Bring to boil.  Stir in flour.  Keep stirring until a big ball forms.  Let cool slightly, then stir in the eggs.  Place to dough in a pastry bag fitted with a star tip.
  2. In a large high sided skillet, preheat your oil over medium heat.  Test with wooden spoon trick.
  3. Once oil is hot, pipe the dough into the hot oil in 4-6 inch long snakes. Cook until golden brown.
  4. Stir together the remaining sugar and cinnamon.  Toss hot churros in cinnamon sugar.
  5. Eat!

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