Churros Churros

Churros | Food styling by Claire Stubbs | Prop styling by Alanna Davey Image by: Yvonne Duivenvoorden

These traditional Spanish fried pastries are often served con chocolate (with chocolate). Accompany them with our rich milk chocolate sauce, or take it up a notch and add a mug of hot chocolate for dipping.

  • Prep time 1 hour
  • Total time 1 hour


Cinnamon Sugar:
Milk Chocolate Sauce:


Milk Chocolate Sauce: Place chocolate in heatproof bowl. In small saucepan, bring cream to boil; pour over chocolate and whisk until smooth. Set aside.

Cinnamon Sugar: In shallow bowl, mix sugar with cinnamon. Set aside.

Churros: In saucepan, bring milk, butter, sugar, salt and 1/2 cup water to boil over
medium-high heat until butter is melted. Remove from heat. Add flour, stirring vigorously with wooden spoon until mixture forms smooth ball that leaves side of pan.

Cook over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, for 1 minute. Transfer to bowl. Let cool for 5 minutes.

Beat in eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition; continue beating until dough is smooth and shiny.

Meanwhile, in Dutch oven or heavy-bottomed saucepan, add enough oil to come 2 inches (5 cm) up side; heat until deep-fryer thermometer reads 375°F (190°C).

Spoon batter into piping bag fitted with 1/2-inch (1 cm) star tip. Working in batches, pipe batter in 4-inch (10 cm) lengths into oil (use paring knife to cut each length of batter cleanly from piping bag). Fry churros, turning once, until golden brown, 4 to 5 minutes. Using tongs, remove to paper towel–lined plate to drain. While still warm, roll in sugar mixture. Serve warm with chocolate sauce.

Tip from The Test Kitchen: As you're frying, it's important to maintain a consistent oil temperature. Adjust the heat up or down as necessary.

Makes about 15 pieces.

Nutritional facts per piece: about

  • Sodium 64 mg
  • Sugars 7 g
  • Protein 3 g
  • Calories 188.0
  • Total fat 14 g
  • Potassium 65 mg
  • Cholesterol 62 mg
  • Saturated fat 6 g
  • Total carbohydrate 13 g


  • Iron 5.0
  • Folate 9.0
  • Calcium 3.0
  • Vitamin A 9.0
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