Saturday, April 16, 2011

A Taste of Home

I have been searching for a recipe for Churros for a long time and finally found one. If any of you know what it means to have a real churro, then you know what I am talking about. You know the kind that has the crunchy outside and the soft gooey inside. Mmmmm.......Well if you know what you have been missing please try this recipe at home.

1 cup water
rind of 1 lemon
6 tbsp butter
1/8 tsp salt
1 cup all purpose flour
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon, plus extra for dusting
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
3 eggs
olive oil - for frying
5 tbsp sugar

Place water and lemon in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, add the butter and salt and cook until the butter melts. Add the flour all at once with the cinnamon and the vanilla. Immediately remove the pan from the heat and stir rapidly until it forms the conssistency of mashed potatoes. Beat in the eggs one at a time, using a wooden spoon until the mixture is smooth. Heat 1 inch oil in a skillet until it is hot enough to brown a cube of bread in 30 seconds. Place the batter in a pastry tube with a wide nozzle, then squeeze out 5 inches lengths directly into the hot oil making sure to keep the churros are about 3-4 inches apart, as they will puff up as they cook. You may need to fry them in 2-3 batches. Cook them in the hot oil for about 2 minutes on each side until golden brown. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels. Dust generously with sugar and sprinkle cinnamon to taste. Serve either hot or at room temperature. Serves 4



  1. I am so tired and it is late....I apologize for the misspelled words....=)