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Churro Bites

One of my favorite sweet foods is Churros. I always thought they would be hard to make. This led me to only ever eating them at a fair or Del Taco. The other day I really wanted some, and I really didn’t want to have to leave my house to get them. I decided that it was time I learned how to make churros. The best part is that it was actually quite simple to make. However, I did run into an issue. I didn’t have a piping bag or a star tip. Luckily, I was able to use a large ziplock bag, but no matter how many times I tried to cut the tip, it wouldn’t become a star. I decided after some trial and error to make churro bites instead. This way it would cook more evenly.

Another thing I was not prepared for how much patience I needed to have. Frying food in a pan takes a lot of patience to make sure it cooked all the way through. I have patience when it comes to a lot of things, but waiting for food to cook is not one of them. However, I knew if I wanted the churro bites I would have to wait. The best part is how simple the dough is to make. You just need to make sure you move quickly while make it.

Items Needed:

Ziploc Bag or Piping Bag
Star Tip
Frying Pan
Medium Sized Pot

Churro Bites

I started out by boiling water, sugar, and butter together in a medium sized pot. Once the water started to boil I added the flour in quickly. I let that sit for ten minutes to make sure the egg wouldn’t scramble once it was added in. After ten minutes I quickly added in the eggs. It takes a bit for the dough to come together, so don’t get discouraged.

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While the dough is cooling for the egg I heat up oil in a frying pan. If I had an actual fryer I would probably use that. I might even try this next time with my air fryer. If I do I will make another recipe for you!

Once the oil is hot enough, I test this by adding a tiny piece of dough, I put my dough into the ziploc bag. I start piping bite size pieces into the oil, and wait until they are golden brown. I flip the churro bites once. Make sure you check the inside. The inside is gooey when not cooked enough. You don’t want that. Once finished I get rid of the excess oil on a paper towel, and I roll them in a mixture of cinnamon and sugar. They are best served warm. I love eating them with the salted caramel I make for my brownies with salted caramel drizzle.

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Do you like churros? Do you have your own recipe?

 

 

 

Churro Bites

Ingredients

  • 2/3 c Flour
  • 2 tbsp Butter
  • 1 c Water
  • 3 tsp Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • Oil - for frying
  • Cinnamon - for coating
  • Sugar - for coating

Instructions

  1. Bring the water, butter, and sugar to a boil.
  2. Add flour, mix vigorusly until completely blended together
  3. Remove from heat - let cool around 10 minutes
  4. Add egg, mix as quickly as possible to prevent the egg from scrambling. It will take a bit before the dough comes together
  5. Heat oil in a frying pan on medium heat
  6. Fill a piping bag (with a star tip) with the dough (I use small batches at a time)
  7. Pipe dough into oil and cut to desired size - I used kitchen scissors, but you can also use a fork
  8. They are ready when they are a nice golden brown color
  9. Remove excess oil with a paper towel
  10. Roll in cinnamon sugar mixture while still warm
  11. Enjoy!
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