Crazy Good Chocolate Churros

July 17, 2012

These chocolate churros from Mommie Cooks are a crazy good confection.  Churros are no longer something you purchase at the fair or an amusement park, you can make these in your very own kitchen!  The dough is infused with cocoa powder to add additional richness and flavor (plus, cinnamon and chocolate are a classic flavor duo in Latin cooking).  The key to a delicious churro is in frying.  I recommend investing in a thermometer to keep the oil temperature steady throughout the cooking process.  Serve your chocolate churros alongside a bowl of melted bittersweet chocolate.

Chocolate Churros

Ingredients:

1 cup Water
3 tablespoons Butter
2 tablespoons Brown Sugar
1/4 teaspoon Salt
1 cup Flour
2 tablespoons Cocoa
2 teaspoons Cinnamon
1 teaspoon Vanilla
1/4 cup Sugar
Oil for Frying
 
Directions:
 
Start out by adding your water, butter, brown sugar, and salt to a pot and let it come to a rolling boil.
 
While your water is heating up, grab the flour, 1 teaspoon of the cinnamon, and the cocoa. Mix it all together.
 
Once your water is boiling, remove it from the heat and add in the chocolaty flour mixture.
 
To finish up the batter, you'll add in the eggs and vanilla. Mix it together well to finish off your dough.
 
Grab up your pastry bag and load it up with the dough. I find that if I stick the pastry bag inside a glass and roll the edges of the bag down around it, I have a much easier time filling up. For the tip I used a size 1M from Wilton. You can find it at your local craft store in the cake and candy making section. Mine was $1.49, so not too big of an investment. You can also just pipe them out by just cutting a corner from your bag. You simply won't have the classic star shape that you usually see associated with churros.
 
Grab a fryer if you have it, or simply grab a large pan and fill it with about 1" of cooking oil. Turn your heat on medium high and give it a good five or so minutes to heat up.
 
Once your oil is good and hot, you can start piping your churros into the oil. I found that cooking about 3 to 4 at a time worked well.
 
Cook the churros for about a minute on each side and then pull them out and allow them to cool and drain.
 
Mix together the white sugar and remaining teaspoon of cinnamon. Grab up your cooled churros and spin them around the mixture in order to get them good and coated.
 
Serve with chocolate sauce for dipping.

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