Originating from Mexico, these perfectly tender bites that taste like sweetened breadsticks are one of the world’s favorite desserts. They are irresistible when paired with melted ganache or hot dipping chocolate. If you’ve never tried your hand at these, don’t be nervous. They are really simple to make and are literally no fail, so go ahead and enjoy.
Note: The dough can be made in advance, but once fried they are best eaten fresh.
Yield: 20 churros
1½ cups water
3½ tablespoons + ¾ teaspoon sugar
¾ teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons oil
1½ cups flour
Oil, for frying
¾ cup sugar
1 tablespoon cinnamon
Combine water, sugar, salt and oil in a pan over medium heat. Bring to a boil.
Remove from heat and add in flour. Mix until you get a ball.
Place the dough in a pastry bag fitted with a medium-sized star tip.
Heat oil to 375°F.
Pipe strips into the oil, approximately 5 inches long.
Fry until golden, about 1 to 2 minutes per side. Drain.
Combine the topping ingredients and toss churros in the mixture.