How-To Make Churros Without a Deep Fryer
Most remember the childhood theme park treat known as the churro! Now you can make them in your own home, with, or without a deep fryer! Treat your family and friends to an unexpected dessert.
Tips For Deep-Frying With Oil!
- Avoid cooking too many items in oil at once can reduce the temperature and create soggy churros.
- Avoid causing the peanut oil used to smoke. Remove from heat momentarily if oil starts smoking and lower heat slightly.
- Keep an eye on the temperature of the oil! Using a thermometer will ensure you cool your deserts like a professional!
- Remember that you need to exercise caution with hot oil at all times. Also remember that rubbing ice cream on third-degree burns will not help. This will only waste ice cream.
- Don't dump your oil down the drain. Wait for it to cool and dispose of it in the trash in some used sealed containers. Using a funnel to pour the oil for disposal is suggested, but not mandatory.
Theoretically how many churros could you eat?
Roll Your Churros!
- 375 mL water
- 15 mL granulated sugar
- 2 mL salt
- 425 mL all-purpose flour
- 2 eggs, lightly beaten
- 5 mL baking powder
- 1 L peanut/canola/safflower/vegetable oil
- 125 mL granulated sugar
- 1 mL cinnamon
- 1 Oil Thermometer, See Bottom of Hub!
- In a wide, shallow dish mix 125mL granulated sugar with cinnamon. Set aside.
- In saucepan, bring water, sugar and salt to boil on medium heat.
- Stir in flour. Cook, stirring until the dough forms into a ball and a thin film forms on the bottom of the pan. This will take only about 3-5 minutes.
- Transfer to stand mixer with paddle attachment. (if you don't have this, beating with a whisk is fine)
- On medium speed beat in eggs, scraping down sides until stiff dough forms. Beat in baking powder.
- If you have a piping bag, it is perfect for the job! Use a star tip and make 6-inch lengths of dough onto a lightly floured surface. However if you do not have a piping bag (like me) you can simply roll out pieces of your dough onto a lightly floured surface.
- For this step, it would be easiest to use a deep fryer, but there is a substitute if you don't have one. In a wide shallow saucepan, heat 2-inches of oil until deep fryer thermometer reads 375°F.
- Fry churros until golden brown and puffed. With tongs, transfer them to paper towels to drain.
- While still hot, roll churros in sugar/cinnamon mixture.
|Serving size: 10 churros|
|Calories from Fat||666|
|% Daily Value *|
|Fat 74 g||114%|
|Saturated fat 20 g||100%|
|Unsaturated fat 49 g|
|Carbohydrates 119 g||40%|
|Sugar 20 g|
|Fiber 2 g||8%|
|Protein 7 g||14%|
|Cholesterol 17 mg||6%|
|* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.|
Oil For Deep Frying!
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