Churros con chocolate are one of my many favorite guilty pleasures. Crunchy, fried dough, rolled in cinnamon sugar, and a silky chocolate dipping sauce make for one amazing treat on Cinco de Mayo, or anytime. These churros are great for parties and can be made ahead of time and reheated just before serving. Recipe follows or you can find it here: Churros con Chocolate
Churros con Chocolate:
Churro Choux Dough:
1/2 cup whole milk
1/2 cup water
pinch of good salt
5T unsalted butter
2 tsp sugar
1 cup AP flour
In a heavy bottom sauce pot, heat the milk, water, salt, sugar and butter until the butter is melted. Then bring the mixture to a boil. Remove from heat to add in the flour all at once and mix quickly. Return to the heat and cook until the paste thickens and comes away from the sides of the pan. About one minute. Do not overcook.
Place the mixture into the bowl of a stand mixer with the paddle attachment. Mix on low until slightly cooled. Add in two eggs and mix until fully incorporated. then add the remaining two eggs one at a time and beat on medium-high until a smooth glossy paste is formed. Place into a piping bag with a star tip.
Prepare the cinnamon sugar using 1 tablespoon of cinnamon for 1 cup of granulated sugar, or 1 1/2tsp cinnamon and 1/2 cup of sugar if making a smaller batch.
Heat a heavy bottom pot of canola oil to 360-370F degrees. Pipe the churro dough directly into the oil, using scissors to cut the dough into the appropriate size as you pipe (you may need an extra set of hands for this). Fry until golden brown and cooked thru, about 3 minutes. Remove churros from the hot oil and *immediately roll in cinnamon sugar. Allow to cool a few minutes before serving. *Alternatively, allow to cool completely, without rolling in the sugar if making them ahead of time. Reheat in a 425F degree oven for a few minutes, then roll in the cinnamon sugar mixture and serve.
1/4 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup chocolate chips
pinch of good salt
Heat the cream in a small bowl for about 30 seconds in the microwave, until steaming hot. Add chocolate chips and salt. Allow to sit for a minute. Whisk until smooth. Can be thinned if desired using additional warm cream.
Home cook, Mom, wife, and crafty creative, Mandy is from California and has traveled the world and lived in lots of places. She has fallen in love with Dallas, TX and calls it home.