Saturday, February 16, 2008

Spanish Churros

One of my blog readers Yatie was asking me for the recipe for Churros and I decided to make some yesterday. This is very popular snack in the Latin American country. The traditional churros is coated with sugar but in Buenos Aires, Argentina you will find the sugary churros dipped into hot melted chocolate and the best of all churros with dulce de leche (the famous traditional Argentinian sweet caramel cream). You can often find churros at bakery, café or from the street vendors.

Ingredients :

260 ml of water
6 tbsp of butter
1/2 tsp of salt
2 tbsp of sugar
1 3/4 cup of flour
1 tsp of baking powder
3 eggs
Some sugar, cinnamon for coating the churros

1. Mix the flour with baking powder and set aside. Bring the water, butter, sugar and salt to a boil in a saucepan. Turn off the heat and add the flour all at once and stir vigorously with a wooden spoon until smooth and form a ball.
2. Cool the dough and transfer to dough to a mixer. Add in the egg one at a time and beat on medium speed until well combined.
3.Transfer the dough into a pastry bag equipped with a 3/8-inch star tip or a decorating tool.
4. Heat some oil for deep frying. When the oil is hot squeeze about 4-5" lengths of dough through the pastry bag into the oil.
5. Reduce the heat to medium-hot and fry until the churros puff and turn to golden brown
6. Drain on paper towels and dredge them in sugar or cinnamon sugar while they are still warm.


Note: Please be careful not to burn yourself when you squeeze the pastry into the hot oil. Do not over fried the churros as they should be crunchy outside and still soft within.

25 comments:

singairishgirl said...

Wow, I love churros and I remember them from Disneyland. They are made from choux pastry? Yours look lovely.

Little Corner of Mine said...

What a yummy looking snack, not sure whether I had this before.

beachlover said...

Gert,I love Churros,whenever I go to Six Flag,Disney or any park,I will buy this snack.I like the cinnimon flavor..Thanks for sharing:))

MULAN said...

different version of cream puff ka? drooooolinggg... yum yum.. gotta try la..

Brilynn said...

Those are so pretty! I've never had them before but I imagine they're pretty tasty.

Zue Murphy said...

My favorite churros is from Costco. They sell it 12 inches for $1. Next time I'll give your recipe a try.

Jun :) said...

dah lama simpan 1 resepi churros ni..dont know how it taste..x pernah mkn kt sini (x sure ade k x..or i dh ketinggalan, heheh)..nampak sedap..should put in my list again la..
btw, i tried ur wat tan hor, used mee instead of kuetiaw..hbby said, 'tapau 3 mee!' hehe..maknanyer sedap la..tq dear!

I Cook4Fun said...

Singairishgirl, yeah is choux pastry :)

LCOM, it taste like doughnuts

Beachlover, make some when you come home.

Mulan, for me it taste more like donuts.

Brilynn, thanks for your comment and it is tasty :)

Zue, my neighbor Nancy told me about the churros at Costco but she said mine taste better :) :)

Jun, are you making some for your kids? Is easy and I am glad you suka the wat tan hor recipe :)

Yatie_T said...

Gert,
the Churros looks so pretty and I am sure it taste so good too. I love to eat Churros with dulce de leche in the middle. I can taste it now... so soft, a little crunchy part and sweet too. Ummmm... yummy. Thanks for posting this recipe with beautiful pictures. I'll say again Gert... Thank you, Thank you and Thank you and million more thank yous.

I Cook4Fun said...

Yatie, you are most welcome. So when are you going to make this :)

Yatie_T said...

Gert,
First I have to go buy this pastry bag and secondly I have to make sure my baby Joshua will help me making it.Probably in a few months... Yesterday was his first day at daycare and he loves going there. Huhuhu... my baby is growing up but he's only 4 1/2 months.

I Cook4Fun said...

Yatie, you can just used ziplog bag and put a star tips at the corner. You don't need a pastry bag for it. Wah, you have to wait for so many month before Joshua can help you. Well, you can make now and make it again when he is older. By the way, can hantar me some pictures of Joshua tak? I bet he is a cutie :) :)

Yatie_T said...

Gert,
I don't have your email address. Can you email me at ythaler@youbeyou.com I will email you some of his pictures.

BMNS said...

Having lived in Spain for most of my life I have to say I've never seen recipes of churros that include eggs in Spain. In Madrid we eat them with a very thick and rich hot chocolate.
The basic recipe we always used consisted of 1 litre of water, 1/2kg flour, 1tsp baking powder, 4tbsp of sugar and 1tsp salt. They were fried in very hot olive oil (about 1/2 a litre).

HN said...

Thanks for sharing this recipe! My husband loves Churros!!! I will give him a surprise this weekend : )

p/s: You have a wonderful food blog!

Teresa said...

They look nice, but in Spain churros are made without eggs. Just flour, a pinch of salt and boiling water. Then dipped fried in olive oil. Getting the texture right is a real art.

Erica said...

Mmmmm, churros! Some of my husband's family is from Argentina and I'd love to make these for them - can you fill them with dulce de leche, or do you just dip them?

camille said...

Hey, I'm making these right now, and I realized you didn't mention how much sugar to put in the actual recipe - like to go in the pot with the water and butter and salt - other than for dredging at the end! I'm going by what the other commenter said from his recipe, so I hope 4 tbsp is ok!

ICook4Fun said...

BMNS, thanks for the tips. I will try out without the eggs the next time.

HN, thank you.

Teresa, I will try out without the eggs the next time.

Erica, my husband is from Argentina too and he just love dulce de leche.

Camille, I just realized that I didn't put the amout of sugar in my recipe. So sorry about that. Its supposed to be 2 tbsp. Hope it turn out ok.

camille said...

Turned out delicious! I'm taking them to a birthday party tomorrow and I'm sure they'll be a hit. Thanks - I'll be posting about them on my own blog soon, sometime when it isn't 1 am...

Jaime said...

I've never thought of making these at home. I imagine they are completely in another category than those things you buy at the fair. They look wonderful.

Karli said...

Oh I like me some Churros. I WILL make these for sure!!!

Memória said...

So, if Spanish churros do not contain eggs, should these be called Spanish churros or Argentinean Churros?

Anyway, they look very good. I want some right now.

Anonymous said...

My son has a spanish project and we are goin to make churros. But he has to give a presentation about the churros in Spanish. Can someone who speaks spanish help us with the translation into Spanish?? We just want to say (please translate for us) : Churros are a traditional spanish treat. Churros are a very popular snack in the Latin American country. The traditional churros is coated with sugar but in Buenos Aires, Argentina you will find the sugary churros dipped into hot melted chocolate. You can find churros at bakery, café or from the street vendors. The ingredients are flour, butter, salt, eggs, water and cinnamon sugar.
Thank you so much - Meggie

rara said...

i love churros...back in 1993, when i took my then very young kids to Disneyland, i introduced churros to them...they love it too!

Hmmm...i think I will make some now....