If there’s one thing I know I love it’s fried dough. dipped in sugar. then dipped in chocolate. 😛
What better way to celebrate Cinco De Mayo than with a homemade churro! Cinco De Mayo, is not Mexican Independence Day, like many may believe. It is the celebration of the Mexican Army’s victory over the French forces in the Battle of Puebla (thank you, Wiki :))
I remember making Churros for the first time when I was 17 or 18. It was when I was working at my family’s grocery store and a customer brought some in. She told me how easy they were to make, and shared her recipe. I have since lost that recipe (boo!) but I have come across several online and have made some adjustments to mimic the one I remember eating almost 10 years ago!
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- 1½ tablespoons granulated sugar
- 1 cup water
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 quarts oil for frying
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- 2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ¾ cup chocolate chips or chopped chocolate
- ½ cup heavy cream
- ½ teaspoon ground cayenne pepper (optional)
- Combine ½ cup sugar with the cinnamon in a shallow bowl. Set aside.
- Line a plate with paper towels.
- In a small saucepan over medium heat, mix together the water, 1½ tablespoons sugar, salt and 2 tablespoons vegetable oil.
- Bring the mixture to a boil then remove it from the heat.
- Stir in the flour. Mix until it forms a ball.
- Heat vegetable oil in a large, heavy-bottomed pot set over medium-high heat until it reaches 350 degrees.
- Transfer the dough to a cloth pastry bag fitted with a large star tip.
- Pipe the dough over the oil to a length of about 4 inches. Using a very sharp knife, cut the churro into the oil.
- Transfer the churros to the paper towel-lined plate to drain, then roll them in the cinnamon sugar mixture.
- Place the chocolate chips and cayenne in a bowl.
- Warm the heavy cream in small saucepan.
- Pour the warmed heavy cream over the chocolate. Let it sit for a minute then stir to combine.
- Serve and enjoy!