Since this is Cinco de Mayo, I wanted to share another of my favorite Mexican dessert recipes with you. Churros. Like a doughnut, but in the shape of a strip which is deep fried and then rolled in sugar and cinnamon. Mmmm! They are really good! I don’t have pictures for you this time as I made these a while ago and didn’t think to take pics. But the recipe is pretty straightforward.
Like a doughnut, only long strips of dough are deep fried and then rolled in cinnamon and sugar. I love these simple but uniquely Mexican snacks.
- 1 cup water
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 Tbsp white sugar
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 cup butter or margarine
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 2 eggs
- oil for frying
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- In small saucepan over medium heat, combine water, vanilla, 2 Tbsp sugar, 1/2 tsp salt, and 1/4 cup butter or margarine. Bring to a boil, then remove from heat. Stir in flour all at once, until mixture forms a ball. Let cool for a few minutes, then beat in the eggs, one at a time, until mixture is uniform.
- Heat oil for frying in deep frying pan or deep fryer to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
- Spoon dough into pastry bag with large star tip. Pipe strips of dough into hot oil, cutting each to about 6 inches long. Fry until golden and drain on paper towels.
- Combine 1/2 cup white sugar and 1 tsp cinnamon. Roll drained churros in cinnamon and sugar mixture while they are still hot.
When we were in Mexico, we always looked for the churro truck, who usually rolled into the town square around supper time. People formed long lines to get these simple but delicious snacks. In Mexico, they often fill the churros with your choice of chocolate, vanilla or butterscotch filling. I haven't figured out how to do that, but if you want you can serve them alongside a bowl of chocolate sauce to use for dipping.