Melissa's Cuisine: Churros

Thursday, October 13, 2011


When I was in high school, every fall our youth group would go on a mission trip to Chicago.  One of our traditions was to visit a Mexican store so we could enjoy foods we typically couldn't get up here. One of the foods I fell in love with is churros.  If you've never enjoyed a churro before, you're certainly missing out! 

A churro is basically a crispy fried donut, sprinkled with sugar.  Some people dip theirs in a thick hot chocolate, while others fill their churros with chocolate, caramel, or fruit fillings.  Me? I prefer to leave them plain and enjoy them in their fried deliciousness.

This is one of the recipes I made for our Fiesta party.  They were a huge hit!  In fact, I contributed the recipe to a recipe box for one of my friends who is getting married in May.  Give them a try--I know you'll love them too!

As a side note--I'm working on making my blog more the next few weeks look for an easier to navigate label area, better recipe categories, and a whole new blog look!  If anything isn't working, or you have any suggestions, please let me know!


Makes 25

You will need:
1 cup water
2-1/2 Tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 Tablespoons canola oil
1 cup flour

Canola oil for frying

1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon

1.  In a small saucepan, combine water, sugar, salt, and 2 T. oil.  Bring to a boil and remove from heat.

2.  Stir in flour until the mixture forms a ball.

3.  Remove dough from pan and allow it to cool so you can comfortably handle it.

4.  Heat oil for frying in a deep fryer or deep skillet to 375 degrees.

5.  Roll dough into 2 inch strips about 1/2 inch thick.  Fry until golden brown, mine took about 4-5 minutes.*

6.  Set on paper towels to drain. 

7.  Combine sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl.  Roll drained churros in cinnamon sugar mixture.

*I worked in batches for steps 5-7.  While a batch of churros was frying, I would roll the previously fried batch in the cinnamon sugar mixture.  I find that it sticks better when the churros are still warm.


  1. Oh yum! I remember getting these. They were always so delicious!

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