What is the difference between Mexican Churros and Spanish Churros?
Churros originate in Spain and Portugal, but made their way to Mexico and other former Spanish colonies and settlements as well. Spanish churros and Mexican churros are very similar. Spanish churros are coated in sugar and served with a thick dipping chocolate. Mexican churros are coated in a cinnamon sugar mixture and served with chocolate, caramel, or whipped cream or eaten plain.
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Homemade Mexican Churros
- 4 cups vegetable or canola oil for frying
Pâte à Choux Churro Dough
- 1 cup water
- 1/2 cup salted butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 3 large eggs
Cinnamon Sugar Coating
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- Heat the oil in a large pot to between 350 and 375 degrees.
- Meanwhile, make the dough by heating water, butter, vanilla, and salt in a large saucepan. Once the butter is completely melted and the mixture begins to simmer, remove from heat and stir in the flour with a wooden spoon.
- Add in the eggs one at a time, stirring and mashing the dough together until the egg is fully incorporated.
- Transfer the mixture to a large pastry bag fitted with a large star-shaped tip.
- Working in batches of 3 to 5, pipe the dough directly into the hot oil using scissors to trim to the desired length.
- Cook until dough puffs and turns golden brown, turning halfway through so all sides evenly cook. This should just take 2 to 4 minutes total.
- Carefully remove churro from oil using tongs and place on a paper towel-covered plate to drain, 1-2 minutes.
- Once the churros have cooled enough to handle, put the sugar and cinnamon into a resealable plastic bag. Put the churros in one or two at a time and gently shake until churro is coated.
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