Churros

Churros Image by: Churros Author: Canadian Living

Churros, from Spain and Mexico, are deep-fried lengths of choux-type pastry coated in sugar and sold warm by street vendors. Mexican churros are firmer and drier than these, which are easy to pipe.

  • Portion size 18 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 eggs lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 4 cups canola oil for deep-frying, enough to submerge food
  • 4 cups safflower oil for deep-frying, enough to submerge food
  • 4 cups vegetable oil for deep-frying, enough to submerge food
Topping:
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

Method

Topping: In shallow dish, mix sugar with cinnamon; set aside.

In saucepan, bring water, sugar and salt to boil over medium-high heat. Stir in flour all at once; cook, stirring, until dough forms ball and thin film forms on bottom of pan, 3 to 5 minutes.

Transfer to stand mixer with paddle attachment; beat for 30 seconds to cool slightly. On medium speed, beat in eggs, scraping down side, just until stiff dough forms, 2 minutes. Beat in baking powder.

Fit piping bag with 1/2-inch (1 cm) star tip. Pipe 6-inch (15 cm) lengths of dough onto lightly floured surface.

Meanwhile, in wide shallow saucepan, heat 2 inches (5 cm) oil until deep-fryer thermometer reads 375°F (190°C). Fry churros, 3 at a time and turning once, until golden brown and puffed, 4 to 5 minutes. With tongs, transfer to paper towels to drain. While still hot, roll in sugar mixture. Makes about 18 pieces

Nutritional facts Per serving: about

  • Sodium 88 mg
  • Protein 2 g
  • Calories 134.0
  • Total fat 8 g
  • Cholesterol 21 mg
  • Saturated fat 1 g
  • Total carbohydrate 13 g

%RDI

  • Iron 4.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 12.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 1.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 1.0
  • Vitamin C 0.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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