Churros are delicious fried dough treats that are popular treats in Spain and Latin countries. They are typically dipped in chocolate sauce and sometimes filled with a caramel.
2 ½ tablespoons granulated sugar
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup water
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 cup flour
Vegetable oil for frying (about 1 large bottle or more, depending on size of pot) Cinnamon sugar topping:
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
In a saucepan, combine the first 3 ingredients and bring to a boil. Remove from heat and add the flour and stir to make the dough. It should quickly combine to resemble a ball shape.
Place the dough in a piping bag or Ziploc baggie with the tip cut off. If using the piping system, use a star shaped tip.
Pipe the dough onto a plate in 5-inch long strips.
Heat the bottle of vegetable oil in a large pot. You may need more depending on the size of pot you use. Heat until the oil reaches 375F. You can check with a candy thermometer for best results.
Using a slotted spoon or tongs, gently place the dough strips into the oil and fry for about 3 minutes or until golden brown. Remove and place on a large plate lined with paper towels to absorb excess oil. Then quickly roll in the cinnamon sugar mix until coated.
Serve warm as is or with chocolate sauce.
½ cup powdered baking chocolate
1 cup sugar
Pinch of salt
½ cup water
2 teaspoons vanilla
Combine the powdered chocolate, sugar and salt until well mixed. Add the water and bring to a boil over medium heat. Then, reduce to a simmer and stir constantly until well blended. Remove from heat. When cool, add vanilla.
The sauce will thicken as it cools.