I have my friend to thank for sharing a Facebook post of a Tasty video (see below) showing how to make churros and churro inspired creations.   I made a slight adjustment to the churro recipe which you see below, and also learned a few lessons for next time.  

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of water
  • 2 tablespoons of granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of oil
  • 1 cup of flour
  • 2 whole eggs
  • 1-2 cups of canola oil

Churro coating

  • 2 tablespoons of granulated sugar 

Directions:

While bringing water to boil, add granulated sugar and oil.  Once boiling, add the flour and mix.   Make sure to cut the heat at this point.  Once the flour and water are mixed add the eggs.  Now, if you watch the video and review how they mixed the flour and eggs it seems pretty easy.  Well, I have to tell you, I didn’t find it so easy.  In fact, after struggling to mix the flour and egg mixture, I let the mix cool and laid the dough on a board sprinkled with flour and kneaded by hand.  Soon after, I seemed to have a consistency that matched the video and that’s when I prepared piping.  However, the dough seemed thick, and I’m not sure if the kneading was the cause of the dough to be tough to pipe or the fact I had let the mixture cool a bit to knead by hand.  Regardless, after a few churros were squeezed out of the pipe bag, I gave up on the look and simply rolled the dough.

Once I had my pieces, I heated the oil and placed a few at a time and turned the pieces occassionaly until they were floating and had a nice golden look to them.  I laid them onto a paper towel covered plate to cool a bit, and would then roll them while warm in the churro coating I made of granulated sugar and cinnamon.

As you can see from my photos, the churros were a bit small, and I believe that had to with the fact I had also only used 1/2 the amount of water, flour and eggs to make sample churros to see if the taste, texture and consistency were to my liking, which they definitely were!  So, I would recommend this recipe, but keep in mind, piping may not be as easy as it looks, and you know, they taste as good piped or not.  

Below is the original tasty video with other inspirations for you to try.


 

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