Churros are simple fritters that are long, straight or slightly curled lengths that have ridges; often referred to as “big french fries”. Wether you fancy a sweet breakfast or a quick mid-day snack or a snack on the way home at night, Churros are the answer to your cravings. One can buy them at cafes and street vender´s carts, and is served heated, drizzled with honey or sugar, and best of all, they are quick and easy to make.
1 cup white flour
1/4 tsp baking powder
1 cup of water
1 Tbsp vegetable oil
1/8 tsp salt
1 tsp granulated sugar
oil for frying
extra sugar and honey to sprinkle over the finished dish
In a medium sized saucepan, add a cup of water. Add oil, salt, sugar and stir. Bring to a boil.
While the water is boiling, take a mixing bowl and add a cup of flour and mix it with the baking powder.
Once water is boiled, add it to the mixing bowl little by little stirring it with a fork until you have a smooth dough without lumps. Please be aware that the dough should not be runny but rather a sticky dough.
When dough is ready, get a large heavy frying pan and add around 2 inches of oil and bring it to a boil. The frying pan needs to be big enough for the churros to float freely while frying.
While the oil is brought up to 180C, put the dough into a Churrera (a large cookie press) or pastry bag.
As soon as the oil is hot enough, squeeze the dough into the hot oil and fry it until its golden brown.
Remove the Churro from the pan with a slotted spatula and let it drain on a paper towel.
Cut the Chorros into smaller pieces and sprinkle with sugar or honey.