Homemade Churros

    20 minutes

    These are a great Mexican fritter that is similar to donuts and popular at fairs and for street stalls. The recipe is surprisingly easy to make.

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    Serves: 4 

    • Batter
    • 1 cup water
    • 2 1/2 tablespoons white sugar
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
    • 1 cup plain flour
    • To Cook
    • 2 litres oil, for frying
    • 1/2 cup caster sugar, or as required
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

    Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:20min 

    1. Batter: In a small saucepan over medium heat combine water, sugar, salt and vegetable oil. Bring to a boil and remove from heat. Stir in flour until mixture forms a ball.
    2. To Cook: Heat oil for frying in deep fryer or deep saucepan to 180 degrees C. Pipe strips of dough into hot oil using a pastry bag. Fry until golden; drain on paper towels.
    3. Combine sugar and cinnamon. Roll drained churros in cinnamon and sugar mixture.

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    delicious! very fun and easy to make! I would roll the churros in cinnamon sugar and not let them drain unless very oily because the cinnamon does not stick very well. I will defiantly make them again!  -  09 Apr 2016


    So easy, I made it will less oil for cooking still worked amazingly and less wastage.  -  20 Jul 2016


    We had no vegetable oil so used 1 tablespoon of olive oil and followed everything else correctly the recipe was delicious! Instead of piping i layed over glad wrap and used cookie cutter and made into shapes. This went down fantastic with people and now asked as a party favour. I do believe vegetable oil would still be alot better though so will buy some before i make these again very soon im sure! 😊  -  02 Mar 2018