Homemade Cinnamon Churros are surprisingly easy to make. Serve them with chocolate dipping sauce for a delicious treat!
Blogging has given me so much. To say that it has been a great journey would be an understatement. It has opened so many channels for me. I have had most fun trying new recipes, learning food photography and just being a part of this amazing blogging community. I have met a lot of like minded foodies in the last 2 years and have developed a friendship with several of them. To be honest, I didn’t know that friendship also came as a part of blogging! BONUS!
It’s amazing how encouraging, helpful and tightly knit this blogging community is. I love how everyone’s always celebrating each other’s success, honestly it’s what keeps a lot of us going. I am so excited to be sharing today’s post with you guys because today we are celebrating our dear friend David (from Spiced Blog) and his wife Laura’s baby shower! They are having a baby boy! Yieee I am so excited. It was hard to keep a secret but I can say it now SURPRISE David! Happy Virtual Baby Shower!
I met David (virtually of course) at the beginning of this year and since then I have been hooked onto his blog. Not only is David a wonderful baker, cook but also an amazing writer. His blog is one of the first I read every morning with my morning chai. Other than the fact that we both love to bake, we also share the love for cinnamon. So when Chris from Shared Appetite contacted me for this baby shower, I knew what I was making. It had to be something with cinnamon.
The question was what?!! I know that David loves cinnamon but there were so many things to cook/bake and 1000 ideas were churning in my head. I finally decided to go ahead with cinnamon churros with chocolate dipping sauce. Have you guys ever had churros? If you live in the US and go to fairs, then you most probably would have tasted these delicious snack. Churros are nothing but fried pastry dough, they are popular in countries like Spain, Mexico, Portugal. The dough is basically choux pastry, while making this dough I was reminded of my French pastry class!
The way I like and want my churros to be – crisp from outside and light/airy from inside and I have to say I achieved just that with this recipe. Churros are served with chocolate dipping sauce and you cannot skip it. Yes I insist you don’t skip the sauce. Churros are great as such but they become absolutely wonderful when you roll them in cinnamon sugar, I am sure David would agree?!
David and Laura, I wish you guys all the best! I hope you enjoy my recipe and all others as well! We are all so happy for you and so excited for this virtual baby shower. I hope that the little one fills your life with immeasurable happiness. Here’s to good times!
To a pan add butter, water, salt, sugar and vanilla extract.
Let the butter melt and mixture come to a boil.
Remove the pan from heat, add flour and baking powder, stirring continuously.
Mix till it forms a smooth dough. Let the dough cool down for 2-3 minutes, add then add the egg yolk.
Mix using a spatula till well combined. If your dough isn’t looking smooth, smear your hands or spatula with little oil and give a quick knead. It will be smooth.
Heat enough oil in a pan on medium heat. Transfer dough to a pastry bag fitted with french star tip. This is what is commonly used while making churros but you can obviously use any tip. Once the oil is hot, squeeze the dough into the hot oil directly. I kept my churros small so squeeze accordingly. [Be very careful while doing this step, the oil is hot!]
Once you are sure you have squeezed out the required length of the dough, cut it using a scissor.
Deep fry the churros in the hot oil till they turn golden brown in color.
In a plate mix together sugar and cinnamon powder. Roll the fried churros immediately in the cinnamon sugar mixture.
To make the chocolate sauce, heat cream, milk and chocolate chips in a pan. Whisk till combined.
Add dark chocolate and mix till the chocolate melts.
Add cinnamon powder, orange zest and mix.
Serve the cinnamon churros immediately with chocolate dipping sauce!
* Churros taste best when served immediately. They are crisp and perfect then. I highly recommend serving them immediately.
* I have used dark chocolate in my sauce and this sauce wasn’t too sweet. For a sweeter sauce, use milk chocolate or add sugar to the sauce.
And don’t forget to check everyone’s awesome recipe for this Virtual Baby Shower. They are all incredible!
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- 1 cup water
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon granulated white sugar
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- ¼ teaspoon baking powder
- 1 egg yolk large
- oil for deep frying [i used canola]
- ¼ cup granulated white sugar
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon powder
Chocolate Dipping Sauce
- ½ cup heavy cream
- ½ cup milk
- ½ semi-sweet chocolate chips or milk chocolate
- 2 oz dark chocolate
- zest of half orange
- ¼ teaspoon cinnamon powder
Chocolate Dipping Sauce
- To make the chocolate sauce, heat cream, milk and chocolate chips in a pan. Whisk till combined.
- Add dark chocolate and mix till the chocolate melts.
- Add cinnamon powder, orange zest and mix.
- To a pan add butter, water, salt, sugar and vanilla extract. Let the butter melt and mixture come to a boil.
- Remove the pan from heat, add flour and baking powder, stirring continuously.
- Mix till it forms a smooth dough. Let the dough cool down for 2-3 minutes, add then add the egg yolk.
- Mix using a spatula till well combined. If your dough isn't looking smooth, smear your hands or spatula with little oil and give a quick knead. It will be smooth.
- Heat enough oil in a pan on medium heat.
- Transfer dough to a pastry bag fitted with french star tip.
- Once the oil is hot, squeeze the dough into the hot oil directly. I kept my churros small so squeeze accordingly. [Be very careful while doing this step, the oil is hot!]
- Once you are sure you have squeezed out the required length of the dough, cut it using a scissor.
- Deep fry the churros in the hot oil till they turn golden brown in color.
- In a plate mix together sugar and cinnamon powder. Roll the fried churros immediately in the cinnamon sugar mixture.
- Serve the cinnamon churros immediately with chocolate dipping sauce!
58 thoughts on “Cinnamon Churros”
I love your recipes. I have been trying different dishes. I just came across this which I want to try making! Can I skip the eggs for this recipe or what can be the alternate ingredient to replace the egg? Thank you!
Hello! I have not made choux pastry without eggs so really can’t say how this will work without eggs. It will be better to google a eggless choux pastry recipe and try that 🙂 sorry about that.
These churros… they are a thing of beauty!!! LOVE! Screw going to a fair for churros… I want you to come over and make me a big batch to inhale! Thanks so much for bringing such a great recipe to the party!
haha thanks Chris!
I love churros! Specially the Spanish type, they aren’t covered in sugar but they are dipped in a very thick and sweet chocolate, just like yours. I have never made churros, this looks like a good recipe to start.
Thank you Azu, I love these!
Crisp from outside and light and airy from inside is exactly how I like churros too, Manali. So so delicious!
They are perfect that way, thanks Bach!
You are so right! The blogging buddies we make are the best part! These churrors look just perfect!
Awww. You’re a good blog friend, Manali! And making churros is the best idea, especially when yours look completely authentic and professional! Congrats to your buddy on his baby!
Thank you Mir! 🙂
The blogging community is awesome! Congrats David and Laura! Love the churros you made! Gorgeous pictures!
very true, thanks Mira!
Amazing photos, Manali! I LOVE churros and I feel like face diving into my screen to grab one of these! I’ll never turn down fried dough and what better way to eat it than with cinnamon sugar and chocolate sauce! Yum!
Thank you dear! lol true how can anyone turn out fried dough!!