Homemade Churros

Whenever I go to my grandmother’s village, I have churros for breakfast!

When freshly made, churros are deliciously crispy on the outside and tender on the inside.

A Typical Breakfast In Spain

Here in Spain, the way to eat them for breakfast is plain or coating the churro in sugar. At breakfast we don’t usually dip it in hot chocolate, it might be too heavy to start the day. We like to accompany them with coffee instead. This is a time to time breakfast in Spain, not daily.

Churros with Chocolate

We like to accompany churros with hot chocolate when we celebrate special moments such as New Year’s breakfast or special family evenings. Also, churros with hot chocolate is the perfect afternoon snack to eat in the cold winter evenings.

What Is The Origin Of Churros ?

The origin of churros is a bit uncertain. On one hand, it is said that Portuguese brought them from China to the Iberian Peninsula. On the other, there is a legend that claims that it was Spanish shepherds who invented this popular dish, as the dough was easy to make and fry during their long stays in the fields. The name churro could come from the churra sheep, a native breed of Castilla y León.

The churros tradition passed from the countryside to the small villages, where churros were made in churrerías (churros factory). In my view, there is no better smell in the morning than that of freshly baked bread and churros in the villages.

How to Make Churros

As a child, I saw these delicious figures as impossible to make; however, I never imagined that I would learn how to make churros.

What are Churros Made of ?

Churros is fried dough made of flour, water and salt; in addition, we are going to add egg whites since churros come out delicious this way!

Believe it or not, churros are very easy to make. For this reason I have carefully broken down each step of this recipe, so your churros come out perfect the first time. Plus, you can make them in the shape of a ribbon, a walking stick or a stick; it depends on your creativity and your skill with the churro maker.

Easy Churros Recipe

1. In a saucepan, add 1/2 cup of milk, 1/2 cup of water and a pinch of salt. Heat over medium flame until it starts to boil.

2. Sift 1 cup of all-purpose flour into a small bowl; then, add the flour to the saucepan with the milk and water. Cook the flour in the saucepan for one and a half minutes over medium heat. Stir with a wooden spoon until the dough does not stick to the sides of the pan.

3. Remove the saucepan from the heat, place the dough in a bowl and then add an egg white to the mixture. Keep stirring. You can knead the dough with your hands but be careful not to burn yourself.

Tip for this third step: Knead until the dough absorbs the egg white. You will know the dough is well done when you can shape it without pieces sticking to your hands.

4. Let the dough rest for 10 minutes.

5. Meanwhile, pour plenty of soft olive oil (> 200 ml) in a 9 inch frying pan and put it over medium heat for 8/9 minutes until it reaches  356°F ( 180°C ). I use a cooking thermometer to measure the temperature.

10 minutes later…

6. Once the oil is ready, load the dough into a churro maker. Then, pipe lines about 4″ long.

Tips for this sixth step:

  • You can pipe the dough either directly into the hot oil or onto a piece of parchment paper before frying.
  • I recommend using a churro maker to make churros. If you don’t have one, another way to make churros is using a piping bag with a star-shaped nozzle.

7. Fry the churros for 3 minutes on each side until golden brown. Total time in the pan: 6 minutes approx.

8. Remove the churros from the pan with a skimmer and place them on a plate with kitchen paper to absorb the excess oil.

9. In a small bowl, add 100 grams of sugar and coat the freshly made churros in. Et voilà… you have churros for breakfast or afternoon snack!

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Authentic Spanish Churros Recipe

With this recipe you will learn how to make authentic Spanish churros. You can make them in the shape of a ribbon, a walking stick or a stick. The ingredients are: flour, water, salt and egg white. You will love these churros!
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 6 mins
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine Spanish
Servings 10 units
Calor. 63 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup full-cream milk
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1 egg white

Instructions
 

  • In a saucepan, add ½ cup of milk, ½ cup of water and a pinch of salt. Heat over medium flame until it starts to boil.
  • Sift 1 cup of flour into a small bowl; then, add the flour to the saucepan with the milk and water. Cook the flour in the saucepan for one and a half minutes over medium heat.
  • Remove the saucepan from the heat, place the dough in a bowl and then add an egg white to the mixture. Keep stirring. You can knead the dough with your hands but be careful not to burn yourself.
  • Let the dough rest for 10 minutes.
  • Pour plenty of soft olive oil (> 200 ml) in a 9 inch frying pan and put it over medium heat for 8/9 minutes until it reaches  356°F ( 180°C ).
  • Once the oil is hot, load the dough into a churro maker. Then, pipe lines about 4″ long.
  • Fry the churros for 3 minutes on each side until golden brown. Total time in the pan: 6 minutes approx.
  • Remove the churros from the pan with a skimmer and place them on a plate with kitchen paper to absorb the excess oil.
  • In a small bowl, add 100 grams of sugar and coat the freshly made churros in. Et voilà… you have churros for breakfast or afternoon snack!
KEYWORDS churros, homemade churros
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Sobre Blanca

Sobre Blanca

Hi, I’m Blanca and I love desserts! By day I work as an Interior Architect and by night I’m a mother of two angels. In my spare time I make desserts and write about it on my blog.

Hi you all, we are Blanca and Víctor!

We are two dessert lovers and the way we met could not be otherwise, eating around the stove. We strive everyday to make sure that the desserts you make at your home are de-li-cious.

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