churros recipe

making churros at home is a delightful way to bring a taste of Spanish cuisine into your kitchen. Here’s a straightforward recipe to help you make delicious churros.


  • 1 cup of water
  • 2 tablespoons of white sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil
  • 1 cup of all-purpose flour
  • Oil for frying (a liter or so, depending on the size of your pan)
  • 1/2 cup of white sugar, or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup of heavy cream
  • 1 cup of chopped dark chocolate or chocolate chips


  1. Make the Dough:
    • In a medium saucepan, combine 1 cup of water, 2 tablespoons of sugar, salt, and 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil. Bring to a boil and then remove from heat.
    • Stir in the flour until the mixture forms a ball.
  2. Heat Oil for Frying:
    • Heat oil in a deep fryer or deep pan to 375°F (190°C). You’ll need enough oil for the churros to float freely while frying.
  3. Pipe Churros:
    • Load the dough into a pastry bag fitted with a large star tip. Squeeze out strips of dough into the hot oil, cutting with scissors at your desired length.
    • Fry until golden; then drain on paper towels.
  4. Cinnamon Sugar:
    • Combine 1/2 cup sugar with 1 teaspoon cinnamon. Roll drained churros in the mixture while still warm.
  5. Make Chocolate Sauce (optional):
    • Heat the heavy cream in a small pot until it starts to simmer.
    • Remove from heat and stir in the chopped chocolate until smooth.
  6. Serve:
    • Enjoy your churros warm, dipped in the chocolate sauce, if you’ve made it.

Tips for Perfect Churros:

  • Consistency of Dough: The dough should be firm and smooth. If it’s too stiff, you can add a little more water; if too runny, add a bit more flour. The right consistency will make piping easier and result in better churros.
  • Frying Temperature: Maintaining the oil at the right temperature (375°F or 190°C) is crucial. If the oil is too hot, the churros will brown too quickly without cooking through. If too cold, they’ll absorb too much oil and become greasy.
  • Piping Tips: Using a star-shaped tip not only gives churros their traditional appearance but also increases the surface area, making them extra crispy. If you don’t have a pastry bag, you can use a plastic bag with a corner snipped off (though you won’t get the traditional ridges).
  • Safety First: When frying, work in batches to avoid overcrowding and reduce the risk of the oil temperature dropping too much. Also, be cautious as the oil is very hot, and always keep a kitchen fire extinguisher nearby as a safety precaution.


  • Flavored Sugars: Instead of plain cinnamon sugar, feel free to experiment with other flavors. Adding a bit of ground cardamom, nutmeg, or even pumpkin spice mix can create a unique twist on the classic churro.
  • Filled Churros: For an extra decadent treat, you can fill your churros with chocolate, dulce de leche, or fruit jams. To do this, make a small hole in the cooked churros using a skewer or the back of a thin spoon, and use a pastry bag with a narrow tip to pipe the filling inside.
  • Churro Bites: If you prefer bite-sized treats, pipe the dough into smaller lengths. These mini churros are perfect for parties and make for a delightful, shareable dessert.

Serving Suggestions:

While churros are fantastic on their own or with chocolate sauce, they can also be paired with a variety of other desserts and drinks. Serving them with a side of fruit compote, caramel sauce, or whipped cream can add an interesting twist. For beverages, churros go wonderfully with hot chocolate, coffee, or even a glass of cold milk.

This recipe yields light, crispy churros that are perfect for a treat. Adjust the amount of sugar and cinnamon for coating according to your taste. Enjoy your cooking!

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churros recipe

churros recipe

  • Author: Marie Lavigne
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • Oil for frying
  • 1/2 cup white sugar, or to taste, for coating
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, for coating

For the Chocolate Sauce (optional):

  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup chopped dark chocolate or chocolate chips


  1. In a medium saucepan, combine water, 2 tablespoons sugar, salt, and 2 tablespoons oil. Bring to a boil, then remove from heat. Stir in flour until mixture forms a ball.
  2. Heat oil in a deep fryer or deep pan to 375°F (190°C).
  3. Load the dough into a pastry bag fitted with a large star tip. Squeeze out strips of dough into the hot oil, cutting with scissors. Fry until golden; drain on paper towels.
  4. Mix 1/2 cup sugar and cinnamon. Roll warm churros in the mixture.
  5. (Optional) For the chocolate sauce, heat heavy cream until simmering, then remove from heat and stir in chocolate until smooth.
  6. Serve churros warm, with chocolate sauce for dipping.


  • Adjust the sugar and cinnamon quantities for coating according to taste.
  • Ensure the frying oil is at the correct temperature for the best results.
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes


  • Serving Size: 4 churros
  • Calories: Approx. 300 per serving (without chocolate sauce)
  • Sugar: 15g
  • Sodium: 300mg
  • Fat: 15g
  • Saturated Fat: 2g
  • Carbohydrates: 40g
  • Protein: 4g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
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