The night started out with myself and bestie/blogmate Kelsi just wanting to have a fun girls night on some "netflix and chill" level. Next thing I know we were looking online for something delicious to cook up. Churros have always been a fav dessert (coming from a non-dessert type gal), but it's something I never thought of making myself. Turns out they aren't as complicated as one might think, and for our first time they ended up pretty delicious. What a great party snack! We looked at several recipes online and made some tweaks with what we had and went from there. (including a chocolate/nutella dip!) *cue drooling*
First things first gather your ingredients! **You will also need an icing bag with a large star pastry tip!**
- 1/2 cup plus 1 1/2 tbsp Raw sugar, divided (or white sugar)
- 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 cup water
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 tbsp veg oil (plus 2 quarts for deep frying)
- 1 cup flour
Chocolate Nutella dipping sauce
- 3 1/2 ounces bakers chocolate chopped
- 1/2 cup coconut milk
- 2 tbs
Making the Churros
- Combine 1/2 cup sugar with the cinnamon on a plate.
- In a small saucepan over medium heat whisk together the water, 1 1/2 tbsp sugar, salt and 2 tbsp veg oil.
- Bring the mixture to a boil, remove from heat.
- Stir in the flour and continue mixing until it forms a ball of dough.
- Heat 2-3 inches of oil in a heavy bottomed pot over medium heat.
- Place your dough into the icing bag with a large star tip while the oil heats.
- Pipe the dough into the oil in the length you would like your churros to end up. (we piped ours onto a plate first since it was our first time, and then transferred them into the oil).
- Pipe 2-3 churros into the oil at a time and let them fry until they are a golden color.
- Transfer them to a plate lined with paper towel to drain for a minute or two.
- Roll them in the cinnamon sugar mixture.
- Repeat with the rest of the dough.
Making the sauce
- Warm the milk, chocolate and nutella all together in a small saucepan over medium heat until it mixes together.
- Do NOT boil, and mix constantly to avoid burning the chocolate. Once the mixture is warmed and mixed together it's ready for dipping.