Thursday, April 18, 2013

Baked Churros


Churros are usually deep fried..I wanted churros but not the deep frying so I baked them instead. The dough is like a cream puff dough. If you want the original churro, all you have to do is deep fry them!
Churros are usually ridged due to having been piped from a pastry bag with a star shaped nozzle. I only had a plain nozzle and it didn't change the taste one bit:)
They are delicious dipped in chocolate sauce. For a fun dessert, place a few churros dusted with icing sugar on a plate and a small bowl of chocolate sauce for each person.
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup flour
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  1. In a medium saucepan combine butter, water, and salt. Bring to a boil over medium heat.
  2. Remove from heat and add flour, stir till well combined, it will form into a ball. 
  3. Using a hand held mixer, beat in eggs, one at a time until mixture is smooth. You can do this by hand but you need to stir vigorously after each egg addition. 
  4. Stir in vanilla.
  5. Spoon dough into a pastry bag with a star shaped nozzle or a plain round one is fine too.
  6. Pipe approx 4" lengths of dough, at least 2" apart, on a parchment lined cooky sheet.
  7. Bake in 400ยบ oven for 20 minutes or until lightly browned.
  8. Yields: 2 dozen
Chocolate sauce:
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate, chopped
  • 1/2 cup cream, I used 10%
  • 1 tablespoon corn syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  1. Mix chocolate, cream, and corn syrup in a bowl. Place bowl over a small saucepan (on medium heat) which has just a small amount of water simmering in it. Make sure your bowl doesn't touch the water.
  2. Stir until chocolate is melted and the mixture is smooth, remove from heat and add vanilla.



16 comments:

  1. That's such a great idea to bake them rather then deep frying! I still wish I had tried these while in Spain a few years ago. Is there a recipe for the chocolate sauce too?

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    1. Rosella..I have added the recipe for the chocolate sauce.

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  2. I bought my daughter an electric churro maker for christmas (kinda like a waffle maker). They come out a little crisper and chewier but she loves it. I kinda wish I had bought one for me :-)

    http://www.amazon.com/Nostalgia-Electrics-CSM-600-Electric-Churros/dp/B007TIE00W

    Yours look so light and puffy! I am sure they delicious. Now I am craving some, haha

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    1. Electric churro maker? I would love that!

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  3. That looks so very delicious. Not too fat either. Something to really try !!

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  4. Yea to baked not fried....being able to enjoy a treat now and then when this switch up works is so nice. Now I'm intrigued by the electric churro maker that Tonya shared...hmmmm. How many gadgets can one kitchen hold???

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  5. So, basically these are like the texture of an eclair?

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    1. Yes, the texture is like an eclair.

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  6. OHYUM. These were/are amazing. Thank you so much for letting me eat half of them!

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  7. Dear Girls...
    My Celebrations book was delivered to me by UPS tonight and it is beautiful!! I'm so glad I preordered it! Thank you for all the time and talents that went into creating it. May the Lord use it in all our kitchens to extend His grace to others for His glory.
    Lori
    Texas

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  8. Our churros here in the Southwest are strongly flavored with cinnamon and about 12 inches long--or longer.
    I'm going to try yours--and bake them--because I'm sure I'll like them better. Thanks for this recipe.

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  9. The only churros I've tasted were in Costa Rica, and they had a caramel filling. Unbelievably Delicious! Any ideas on how to create this? Thanks. Irene

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    1. That sounds delicious!
      I would put caramel filling in a piping bag and with the tip force a hole in the churro and squeeze bag until the churro is filled up. Now I want to try this!

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  10. Do you use self rising or all purpose flour

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