Churros are a famous pastry that is typically found at Spanish restaurants and street fairs. You can find them in both sweet and savory versions, but they're most commonly served with cinnamon and sugar as a dessert. These delicious treats are made by frying dough into long strips until they're golden brown on the outside and fluffy on the inside. This homemade churros recipe is easy to make at home using only a few common ingredients!
This recipe is easy to make delicious churros that taste better than those you get at a restaurant. It's delicious and will make your party a hit. You can make these churros in advance and freeze them so they're ready when you are.
What Do You Need to Make Homemade Churros?
To make churros, you'll need the following:
- Churros dough
- 1/4 teaspoon of salt
- Oil for frying
- Flour for dusting (all-purpose or pastry)
- Sugar and cinnamon to top the churros (optional)
- 1/2 cup of water
- 3 tablespoons of unsalted butter, melted and cooled to room temperature. If you make churros by hand, you can use lard or shorten them instead of butter.
What is Churro Dough Made Of?
The churro dough is made of a few ingredients. First, you'll need baking powder, salt, and water. Then add the flour, followed by vanilla extract. After that comes a little bit of oil so it won't stick to the pan when frying in hot oil.
How to Make Homemade Churros?
To make the churro batter: In a large bowl, mix together all ingredients for about 1 minute until it forms a dough ball. Transfer to a clean working surface (preferably marble) and knead for another 2 minutes until smooth and elastic. Cover with plastic wrap and let rest at room temperature while preparing other ingredients such as filling, dipping sauce, etc., this way it'll be easier to work with later on in the baking process because it won't stick onto your hands too much due to excess moisture content left inside still wet dough balls after resting period which could lead into a sticky mess!
Prep time Cook time Total time
The prep time is relatively quick, no matter what kind of churros you're making. All you need to do is mix the flour and water together until it forms a dough ball, which will take about three minutes. Then let the dough rest for 10 minutes before rolling it into ropes about 3/4 inch thick and cutting them into pieces. Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 15 minutes, turning over halfway through cooking, so both sides get golden brown.
Once everything has cooled down a bit, dip each piece in cinnamon sugar (or whatever other toppings), then serve warm! If you want to give yours an extra kick of sweetness but don't want to use granulated sugar or honey in your recipe, try using maple syrup instead—it'll give a subtle flavor that makes these treats over-the-top delicious!
Easy Churro Dipping Sauces
If you're hosting a party and want to ensure your guests get the most out of their time, consider serving up some easy churro dipping sauces. Dipping sauces are a great way to add flavor and variety to your churro. There are so many options, and it's hard to choose just one!
Churro Sauce: This is the classic recipe we've all grown up with, but it's still amazing. It's simply churros, chocolate, and melted caramel. You can adjust this recipe to fit your tastes or use different flavors like cinnamon or orange zest.
Churro Dipping Sauce with Rum: This recipe is inspired by the Mexican dessert horchata. It's made with a simple syrup base, cinnamon, and vanilla. Add some cornstarch at the end of cooking to make it extra thick.
Caramel Sauce: We're big fans of caramel sauce on everything, but it's incredibly fantastic on churros. The best part about this recipe? You don't have to heat up the caramel to dip your churros! Instead, just add some cold caramel into your dipping bowl and stir!
Orange Peanut Butter Dip: This one is our favorite because it tastes like an orange creamsicle (which we love). It also comes together quickly, is easy to make, and can be made vegan if you want.
Serve with Disposable Plastic Bowls
You could also serve your churros in disposable plastic bowls if you like. You can get a variety of colors and sizes, so it's easy to find one that matches your party theme. The plastic bowls are great because they're sturdy enough to hold a full serving of churros, but they're not too heavy or awkward to carry either. Plus, they can be used again for other foods or even as containers for leftovers after the party is over!
What Can I Use Instead of Cinnamon in Churros?
If you're looking for a substitute, try using ground nutmeg, ginger, cloves, or allspice. Cardamom will also work as a substitution for cinnamon in this recipe.
How to Make Churros Fluffy?
The key to making a fluffy churro is to use a stand mixer. First, add the flour, sugar, and salt to the bowl of the mixer. Next, add the eggs and mix with a paddle attachment until combined. Next, add the butter and mix until combined (you may need to scrape down the sides). The dough should be soft but not sticky or wet!
Now you're ready to roll them out!
Are Churros Always Fried?
There are several ways to make churros without frying them. You can bake them in the oven or use your air fryer or waffle iron! They're also great options if you have a donut maker or churro maker. Some people like to make their dough ahead of time and store it in the fridge until ready to use, which makes these recipes even more effortless.
Churros are a great addition to any party or event because they are easy to make, and everyone loves them. You can make them ahead of time, store them in an airtight container and reheat them when needed. Just remember that since these are fried, don't leave them out for too long, or they will get soggy!