Homemade Churros with Dipping Sauce
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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- 1 1/2 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 1 cup water
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 quarts oil for frying
- Cinnamon Sugar
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- Chocolate dipping Sauce
- 3/4 cup chocolate chips or chopped chocolate
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper (optional)
- Combine 1/2 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, 1 1/2 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!
WOW!! I have try this recipe,México and me going to adopt you…..te queremos Amanda!!!
Thank you so much, Adriana <3 You are the sweetest!!
OMG! These are making my mouth water! I’m so excited, planning on making these really soon! I’ve been thinking about making homemade churros a lot for the past few weeks. I love them, (who doesn’t?!), and in the past I’ve always gone to Disneyland to eat them. In my opinion, Disneyland sells them the best! But at the same time nothings beats a homemade treat!
I love the churros at Disney!! So delicious 😀 thank you, Fathima!
OMG These look to die for! I LOVE churros and recently read someone’s recap of Disneyland, which reminded me of eating churros there as a kid. How’d you know I’ve been craving them?! haha
Thank you so much, Brittany! I hope you try and enjoy them as much as we did 😀
This looks so good – I pinned it after the first pic! Can’t wait to try on my own!
Thank you so much, Portia! I hope you enjoy 😀