Easy And Fun Recipe For Churros! Quick Fun For The Kids And So Good!
Easy and Fun! They Are A Great Treat To Try With Your Kids!
This easy and fun recipe can be made in your kitchen with very few ingredients. They are cheap to make and everyone loves churros! You need one simple tool to make them look authentic. A large star tip that cake bakers use. I also use a large pastry bag, but you can just as easily use a large ziploc bag with a hole cut out of the bottom corner. The kids will love shaking the churros in a baggie filled with the cinnamon and sugar and they will eat them as quickly as they come out of the frying pan. This recipe uses everything that you probably always have on hand. That is one of the great things about this dessert or treat with breakfast!
If you want, you can also dip the churros in some warm chocolate!
Easy Churros Recipe!
- 2 and 1/2 cups of water
- 4 ounces or 1 stick of butter
- 1 teaspoon of salt
- 1/4 cup of sugar
- 2 teaspoons of vanilla
- 1/4 cup of canola oil
Place the ingredients in a pot. Bring the ingredients to a boil while stirring. Remove from heat and immediately mix in:
- 2 and 1/2 cups of flour
Allow this mixture to cool a little. Mix it up and spread the dough in the pot so that the steam escapes. Mix in:
- 4 eggs, one at a time on the low speed of your mixer
Transfer the dough into a pastry bag fitted with a star pastry tip. Heat 2 cups of canola oil in a frying pan. Hold the handle of a wooden spoon in the center of the frying pan. You will know it is the right temperature when little bubbles come from the wood. Pipe in the churros about 5-6 inches long. Don't overcrowd the pan. We make 3 or 4 at a time. Cut each churro with scizzors as you reach the 5 to 6 inch mark. Using your kitchen scizzors makes it easy to detach each churro from the pastry tip. Allow them to brown on each side. Remove the churros to a paper towel-lined cookie sheet. Dip them in cinnamon sugar or even better, put 1 cup of sugar and about 3 teaspoons of cinnamon ( I use more because I love cinnamon!) into a large baggie and shake them while they are still warm. Remove the coated churros from the baggie onto a plate.This will have to be done in about 5-6 batches and that is why it is so much fun!
As the adult, you will man the frying pan and the kids can handle the shaking of the baggie! They are also responsible for putting the churros onto the plate without eating them all. It is a huge responsibility and very difficult to resist the temptation to eat them as they are being removed from the baggie! There is nothing better than home made churros, warm and fluffy. They almost melt in your mouth!
This recipe will make about 18 churros, so you may find it necessary to make two batches if you have a few kids or more than two adults with a sweet tooth.