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Video:How to Make Churros

with Lisa & Tony Sierra

Churros are long, ridged fritters, that are the Spanish equivalent of doughnuts. They are eaten while warm, with sugar or honey on the top. Churros are easy to make and are delicious with Spanish hot chocolate or coffee for breakfast or a snack.See Transcript

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Transcript:How to Make Churros

Hello. I'm Tony Sierra for About.com and today we are going to prepare Churros. Churros are fritters that people in Spain eat for breakfast with a café con leche or hot chocolate, or in the middle of the afternoon.

You'll need:

  • 1 cup white flour
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp granulated sugar
  • oil for frying
  • sugar to sprinkle

Making the Churros

We're going to need a medium size bowl, a cookie press. We will be using the disc with a star-shaped hole, which will give the churros their traditional ridges.

In a medium sauce pan, we pour the water, add the oil, salt and sugar, and bring to a boil.

While waiting for the water to boil, pour vegetable oil to 1-inch deep in a large frying pan and heat on high.

While the water and the oil are heating, we are going to mix the flour and baking powder. Now that the water is boiling, pour it into the mix, and we stir with a fork to make a gooey dough. Now we are going to load the cookie press.

We test the oil with a little piece of dough. When it is ready, we start with our churros, squeezing in the dough. You can do it two ways. You can either do it in small lengths, or you can make them long pieces and cut them after frying. I prefer to do it individually, but you can do either.

We wait until the churros are golden on one side to turn them over. It will take 2 or 3 minutes. What we want to achieve here is to have the churros golden and crispy on the outside and soft on the inside.

How to Serve Churros

Once they are ready, we take the churros to a plate with a paper towel on it to drain.

Once the churros have drained, we transfer them to a plate. We are going to sprinkle some sugar over them, or honey…. And they are ready to eat!

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