Monday, January 17, 2011


Churros are fried dough pastry snacks that originated in Spain and are very popular all over Latin America and other countries in Europe, like Portugal. In Colombia they are sold by street vendors in form of a ring and sprinkle with sugar and ground cinnamon. They are normally dipped in melted chocolate or dulce de leche.

Ingredients for 15-20 churros

1 cup all purpose flour
1 cup water
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/3 cup butter
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon brown sugar

1/4 cup sugar
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon

Vegetable oil to fry

In a sauce pan mix the water, butter, brown sugar and salt and bring to boil. Remove from the heat and stir in the flour, Mix until it makes a well incorporated dough.

In a separate bowl beat the egg with the vanilla and add to the flour mix. incorporate well.

In a plate, mix the sugar and the ground cinnamon and set aside.
Heat the oil to 350 F in a medium heavy pan or deepfryer. Fill a decorating pipe using the largest tip with the flour mix, and squeeze the pipe into the oil forming 5 inches churros. Fry for 5 minutes or until golden brown. They must be crunchy in the outside and soft in the inside.

Drain the churros over paper towel and still warm roll the churros over the sugar-cinnamon mix. Serve warm with melted chocolate to dip.