Churros Recipe | Easy Homemade Churros with Chocolate Sauce and Cinnamon Sugar

Churros Recipe | Easy Homemade Churros with Chocolate Sauce and Cinnamon Sugar

My Churros Recipe is as authentic as it gets and comes straight from my Mexican friend Marianna! We followed her authentic Churros recipe to the letter and it couldn’t have been easier.

This churros recipe created piping hot elongated doughnuts that we served as part of our New Years Eve dinner and were a perfect Mexican influenced dessert.

What could be better than an authentic (and easy) churros recipe? Soft and doughy in the inside, crispy on the outside and served with melted chocolate and the obligatory dusting in cinnamon and sugar (with a dollop of ice cream on the side)…

Check out a selection of other Mexican recipes.

The melted chocolate was a nice touch but you can’t go wrong with freshly cooked churros. I’ve had churros before from the odd street stall and although nice were always served cold and I don’t want a cold churro!

– I want a hot Churro, the sort that make you pull a face like a chimpanzee with all the ‘ooo-ooo’ sound affects as you try to eat without burning the roof of your mouth. Once you’ve tried a freshly cooked authentic churro there is just no going back..

A good churros recipe is hard to find. I’ve tried these quite a few times and they’ve never seemed to work; but these ones were great and so so easy!

Churros Dough
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A few notes on my churros recipe:

  • The dough mixture is sticky and really thick – thicker than you think it should be. Check out my small video clip to get an idea of what it looks like.
  • Deep frying – obviously be careful because it’s bloody hot and you can burn yourself. But the main thing is just be calm and steady. Think of hot oil as a slightly rabid dog; as soon as you start to get jumpy or make sudden movements it will bite. 
  • Cook them, they do need a good 5-7 minutes cooking to get the churros nice and fluffy on the inside and crispy on the outside – oh, and using a piping bag with one of those star nozzles isn’t just for show; it also increases the surface area of the churro to help it cook and crisp up.

Churros Recipe – Ingredients:

150g plain flour

Pinch Salt

1 tbsp baking powder

60g unsalted butter

200-250ml boiling water (plus some extra)

Vegetable oil for deep frying

Cinnamon Sugar Dusting Recipe:

1cup demerara sugar (you can use white caster sugar)

3 tbl ground cinnamon

Mix together and then place onto a tray.

Chocolate Sauce Recipe:

100g dark chocolate (min 70% cocoa)

100ml milk

Add chocolate and milk to a bowl and microwave for about 30 seconds or until the chocolate has just started to melt – mix quickly until a smooth consistency is reached (add more milk if required).

Churros Recipe Method:

  1. Mix the flour, salt and baking powder together in a large bowl.
  2. Pour just-boiled water into a jug, add the butter and mix until melted.
  3. Pour all the liquid into the flour mixture and turn a few times to combine (don’t over mix) – it will seem to thick, but check out my video to see what the consistency should be like.
  4. Heat vegetable oil in a large frying pan – you want it hot enough that a piece of bread (or a small piece of the dough) sizzles immediately when dropped in the oil and turns golden after about 30 seconds (give or take).
  5. When the oil is ready, pipe the churro dough straight into the hot oil. You can see from the images that you can create whatever shape you want; circles (my favourite); squiggly lines; what-the-hell, make letters and write your name!
  6. Cook your churros for a good 5-7 minutes; once they start to float and are a deep golden colour turn them over and do the otherside.
  7. Once done, pop them onto a papertowl to remove some of the excess oil and roll in the sugar cinnamon mixture for a good dusting.

That’s it. You’ve followed my authentic churros recipe and taken a bite of Mexican utopia!

Now before you go gallivanting into the kitchen ready to start making some churros, you want to eat these golden tubes of crusty heaven while still warm, so make your chocolate sauce first.

Churros Recipe - easy homemade churros recipe with chocolate sauce and cinnamon sugar.

I want a hot Churro, the sort that make you pull a face like a chimpanzee with all the 'ooo-ooo' sound affects as you try to eat without burning the roof of your mouth.

Ingredients

Churros Recipe - Ingredients:

  • 150 g plain flour
  • Pinch Salt
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 60 g unsalted butter
  • 200-250 ml boiling water plus some extra
  • Vegetable oil for deep frying

Cinnamon Sugar Dusting Recipe:

  • 1 cup demerara sugar you can use white caster sugar
  • 3 tbl ground cinnamon
  • Mix together and then place onto a tray.

Chocolate Sauce Recipe:

  • 100 g dark chocolate min 70% cocoa
  • 100 ml milk
  • Add chocolate and milk to a bowl and microwave for about 30 seconds or until the chocolate has just started to melt - mix quickly until a smooth consistency is reached add more milk if required.

Instructions

Churros Recipe Method:

  1. Mix the flour, salt and baking powder together in a large bowl.
  2. Pour just-boiled water into a jug, add the butter and mix until melted.
  3. Pour all the liquid into the flour mixture and turn a few times to combine (don't over mix) - it will seem to thick, but check out my video to see what the consistency should be like.
  4. Heat vegetable oil in a large frying pan - you want it hot enough that a piece of bread (or a small piece of the dough) sizzles immediately when dropped in the oil and turns golden after about 30 seconds (give or take).
  5. When the oil is ready, pipe the churro dough straight into the hot oil. You can see from the images that you can create whatever shape you want; circles (my favourite); squiggly lines; what-the-hell, make letters and write your name!
  6. Cook your churros for a good 5-7 minutes; once they start to float and are a deep golden colour turn them over and do the otherside.
  7. Once done, pop them onto a papertowl to remove some of the excess oil and roll in the sugar cinnamon mixture for a good dusting.
  8. That's it. You've followed my authentic churros recipe and taken a bite of Mexican utopia!

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2 thoughts on “Churros Recipe | Easy Homemade Churros with Chocolate Sauce and Cinnamon Sugar”

    • Hi Lily, thank you for bringing this to my attention! I’ve just re-tested the recipe and (although I wouldn’t go so far as to say awful!) the measurements are slightly out. I’ve amended it and added a small video to show the consistency. Thanks again.

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