Homemade Churros

Who doesn’t love a churro!! I mean, nothing but fond memories of these beauties from my days as a kid at Disneyland! But I’ve now started making them on my own… because Homemade Churros are just the right thing to do!

Homemade Churros from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

While these are a great idea no matter what time of year – they were particularlly perfect as the finishing touch on my Paella Party menu!

Homemade Churros

Homemade Churros


    For the churros:
  • 1/2 cup white sugar plus 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar (divided)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 quarts vegetable oil
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • For the chocolate sauce + dulce de leche :
  • 3 1/2 ounces dark chocolate, chopped
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • Store bought dulce de leche
  • Equipment:
  • a cloth pastry bag and a large star pastry tip


    To make the churros:
  1. Combine 1/2 cup of white sugar with the cinnamon on a plate. Set aside and line another plate with paper towels.
  2. In a small saucepan over medium heat, whisk together the water, 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar, salt and 2 tablespoons vegetable oil. Bring the mixture to a boil then remove it from the heat. Stir in the flour, mixing until it forms a smooth ball.
  3. Heat 3 to 4 inches of vegetable oil in a large, heavy-bottomed pot set over medium-high heat until it reaches 375ºF.
  4. Transfer the dough to a cloth pastry bag fitted with a large star tip and pipe the dough over the pot of oil to a length of about 4 inches, then using scissors or a sharp knife, cut it so it releases into the oil. Pipe two to three churros into the oil at a time, frying them until they're golden brown and cooked through. Transfer the churros to the paper towel-lined plate to drain for 2 minutes. Then roll them in the cinnamon-sugar mixture. Repeat the frying and coating process with the remaining dough.
  5. Serve the churros with the warm chocolate sauce (recipe below) and the dulce de leche which can be bought from the store.
  6. To make the chocolate sauce:
  7. Place the chopped chocolate in a small bowl.
  8. Warm the heavy cream in small saucepan and pour the heavy cream over the chopped chocolate. Let it sit for 1 minute then stir to combine. Transfer the chocolate sauce to a small serving bowl and serve with the warm churros.
  9. To prep the Dulce de Leche
  10. Remove the store bought dulce de leche from the can and transfer to a small serving bowl. Serve with the warm churros and pretend you made it yourself 🙂

Photo by Matt Armendariz / Food Styling by Adam Pearson / Recipe adapted from Just a Taste

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