Churros con Chocolate

Churros (625x825)-frameYes, I know I said I would post some healthier recipes, but I just had to post these Churros con Chocolate. A pretty fancy term, huh? It means Churros with Chocolate. You know I wouldn’t post something if it weren’t madly luscious! Right? These were crazy delicious. Have your ever tried Costco’s Churros? If you have, you know what I’m talking about–a hot crunchy exterior with a soft chewy center rolled in cinnamon and sugar. This Churro recipe has an added bonus though–it involves chocolate. Lots of it. Pure chocolate-dunking heaven.

My daughter was given the assignment in her Spanish class to make Churros! And you know how it is, when kids are given these kinds of assignments, the parents do too! Sometimes I feel like I’M going through Junior High all over again.

We made some Churros with just sugar and others with cinnamon and sugar. AUTHENTIC Churros in Spain are made with just sugar, but the cinnamon adds a delicious flavor, don’t ya think? The dipping chocolate is also authentic to Spain–not to mention it is CHOCOLATE people. I’m in love. Kudos to our Jr. Chef.

Prep time: 20 mins
Cook time: 20 mins
Yields: 1 plateful

Ingredients

For Dough

  • Vegetable 0r olive oil
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon (optional)

For Chocolate

  •  4 ounces dark chocolate, chopped
  • 2 cups milk, divided
  • 1-2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 4 tablespoons sugar

Instructions

  1. On a plate, mix together the sugar and cinnamon (or just sugar if preferable). Set aside.
  2. On medium high, heat water, butter and salt to a rolling boil. Stir in flour until mixture thickens. Reduce the heat to medium low and add the flour. Stir until mixture thickens. Remove from heat and add the eggs. Beat until mixture is smooth.
  3. Spoon mixture into a Decorator Press using a large star tip (#8B).
  4. In a large sauce pan, pour about 1 to 1/2 inches of oil into the pan and heat on medium high to 360 degrees Fahrenheit.
  5. Squeeze 4-inch strips of dough into the hot oil and fry until golden brown and crunchy, turning once (about 2 minutes on each side).
  6. Remove Churros and drain on paper towels. Transfer to cinnamon/sugar mixture (or just sugar, if preferable) and roll the Churros in sugar until coated. Eat now or make chocolate mixture for dunking!

For Chocolate

  1. In a small sauce pan on medium heat, melt the chopped chocolate. Add one cup of milk and stir (should look like chocolate milk!). Mix in the  sugar. Dissolve the cornstarch in the remaining milk and add to the chocolate mixture. Continue to stir on medium heat until sauce has thickened. Add extra cornstarch, if needed, if it doesn’t start to thicken.
  2. Remove from heat, transfer to bowls for Churro-dunking heaven! Do not pour over Churros.
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Spanish
Serves: 1 Plateful
Ingredients
  • For Dough
  • Vegetable or olive oil
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon (optional)
  • For Chocolate
  • 4 ounces dark chocolate, chopped
  • 2 cups milk, divided
  • 1-2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
Instructions
  1. On a plate, mix together the sugar and cinnamon (or just sugar if preferable). Set aside.
  2. On medium high, heat water, butter and salt to a rolling boil. Stir in flour until mixture thickens. Reduce the heat to medium low and add the flour. Stir until mixture thickens. Remove from heat and add the eggs. Beat until mixture is smooth.
  3. Spoon mixture into a Decorator Press using a large star tip (#8B).
  4. In a large sauce pan, pour about 1 to 1/2 inches of oil into the pan and heat on medium high to 360 degrees Fahrenheit.
  5. Squeeze 4-inch strips of dough into the hot oil and fry until golden brown and crunchy, turning once (about 2 minutes on each side).
  6. Remove churros and drain on paper towels. Transfer to cinnamon/sugar mixture (or just sugar, if preferable) and roll the churros in sugar until coated. Eat now or make chocolate mixture for dunking!
  7. For Chocolate
  8. In a small sauce pan on medium heat, melt the chopped chocolate. Add one cup of milk and stir (should look like chocolate milk!). Mix in the sugar. Dissolve the cornstarch in the remaining milk and add to the chocolate mixture. Continue to stir on medium heat until sauce has thickened. Add extra cornstarch, if needed, if it doesn't start to thicken.
  9. Remove from heat, transfer to bowls for Churro dunking! Do not pour over Churros.
About Jen

Jen is author, owner, and creative mind behind Bakerette.com. She loves anything chocolate and cheese!

Comments

  1. Oh my goodness, if these are healthy, sign me up. :) I haven’t made churros since I was a kid but I ate some recently at a food blogger conference and have been dying more more ever since. Happy New Year!

  2. Jen,

    I think it is a good thing I am GF or I would make these and eat them all myself!!!
    Having said that…….Do you think these would turn out good GF?

    Tracy

    • Gah! That would be really hard for ME to be GF–I love wheat too much! If you try them GF, I’d love to hear how they turn out!

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