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Fried or baked churros are a simple treat that you can quickly make and enjoy. Rolled in cinnamon sugar and dipped in chocolate.
Prep Time40 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Spanish
Keyword: churros, fried
Servings: 8 people
Author: Dea Kepic


  • 150 ml water
  • 100 ml milk
  • 110 g butter
  • 160 g flour
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt
  • + oil for frying I used 700 ml
  • cinnamon sugar 3 tbsp sugar+1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 85 g chocolate


Making the dough

  • Melt the butter with water and milk in a saucepan. Add sugar, salt and vanilla.
  • When it boils dump in all of the flour and mix it in until it forms a smooth ball.
  • Remove from heat and wait for the mixture to cool down just a bit so when we add eggs, they don’t scramble. When you add eggs (add one egg at the time, mix it in and then add another one) and start mixing vigorously, don’t panic if the mixture seems slimy, broken up and like it will never come together, it will. Just keep mixing. I just mixed it with a spoon (quite an arm workout) but you can do it with an electric mixer if you wish.
  • Spoon the dough to a piping bag fitted with a star-shaped nozzle. Pick a bigger nozzle for bigger churros and a small one for smaller churros like mine.


  • Prepare a plate with paper towels on top.
  • Heat the oil to 175-180 °C. If you don’t have a thermometer, check if the oil is ready by frying a piece of prepared dough, or bread. If the oil starts sizzling around it, it’s ready and if not, wait for a bit more and repeat the test.
  • Hold the piping bag a few cms from the oil, squeeze out the dough and break it off with scissors or a knife after the desired length.
  • When you notice churros browning on the bottom turn them once and fry the other side. When they are nicely browned, lift them out and put onto your prepared plate.
  • Roll your churros in cinnamon sugar or sprinkle them with powdered sugar.
  • For the chocolate sauce, just melt the chocolate over a bain-marie or microwave. You can also prepare your favorite chocolate sauce or ganache or caramel sauce for dipping the churros in.

For a baked option

  • Preheat your oven to 200°C. Pipe long strips of the dough onto a baking sheet covered with parchment paper, spray them lightly with cooking spray (you can skip that if you don’t have it on hand) and bake them for 10-13 min depending on the size of your nozzle. They are baked when lightly browned on the outside and soft on the inside.
  • Best eaten right after!
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