Homemade Churros

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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

5 from 1 vote
Course Dessert
Cuisine Mexican


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


  • a cloth pastry bag and a large star pastry tip


To make the churros:

  • Combine 1/2 cup of white sugar with the cinnamon on a plate. Set aside and line another plate with paper towels.
  • 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.
  • Heat 3 to 4 inches of vegetable oil in a large, heavy-bottomed pot set over medium-high heat until it reaches 375ºF.
  • 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.
  • Serve the churros with the warm chocolate sauce (recipe below) and the dulce de leche which can be bought from the store.

To make the chocolate sauce:

  • Place the chopped chocolate in a small bowl.
  • 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.

To prep the Dulce de Leche

  • 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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