Ever wondered how to make churros? Then follow this quick churros recipe!
Spain is living one of the hardest winters in years. Many cities are covered in snow and temperatures are way below zero in many parts of the peninsula. In Tips and Tapas we’re big believers in the saying: “if life gives you lemons, make lemonade”. And if life gives you a hard winter, make churros.
All we needed was a good excuse to prepare ourselves a good cup of chocolate and some churros so that’s what we did while it was snowing outside. Nothing better than that to feel cozy at home. We ran out of churros quickly, but the snow hadn’t stopped, so we started writing this post with our recipe in case you don´t know how to make churros.
We know that this is not the healthiest recipe on this blog by a long shot, but you do deserve a treat now and then, right?
Now, where this dish comes from is under a lot of debate. Some say that it comes from China, while others say it was created by Spanish shepherds…and we could go on and on. As usual, our goal is not to provide the most accurate information about the origin of all our dishes, but to show you how to make them. And yes, we know that churros are not only eaten in Spain, but in many other parts of the world as well. But we decided that was no reason to not include them on our blog.
We also suggest that you grab a cup of hot chocolate to dunk your churros in. Can it get any better than that?
- 500 ml water
- 250 gr flour
- 2 teaspoon salt
- 25 gr sugar
- sunflower oil
- Heat the water in a saucepan. Add salt.
- Turn the heat off as soon as it starts boiling. Add the flour and mix well with a wooden spoon until the dough is uniform.
- Place the dough in a bowl and let it cool down for about 5 minutes.
- Heat a frying pan full of oil. It has to be very hot. In the meantime place the dough in a piping bag. If you don't have one, fill a normal plastic bag with the dough, cut off one of the corners and just squeeze it to release it. Fry the churros as soon as the oil is hot. making 15-20 cm pieces with the piping bag. You can cut the pieces with a pair of scissors.
- Make sure the churros don't stick together and remove them from the oil as soon as they start to brown. Let them on some paper towels so that as much oil as possible gets drained.
- Add sugar on top.