Churros (Spanish Doughnuts)

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins

From Foods with a Foreign Flavor textbook. Posted for ZWT '09.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In medium saucepan, combine butter and water. Bring to a boil; add salt and remove from heat.
  2. Add flour all at once; beat with wooden spoon.
  3. Return to heat; beat with wooden spoon for 2 minutes. Remove from heat; let cool.
  4. Beat in an egg at a time. Add vanilla and continue beating until mixture is satiny.
  5. Press mixture through fluted tip pastry bag or cookie press, 1/2-inch wide opening. With wet scissors, cut into 2-inch strips as it drops in fat heated to 350*F. Fry for 2 minutes on each side. Do a few at a time.
  6. Drain; roll in cinnamon sugar mixture.
Most Helpful

This was a fun recipe I finally got to use my little pamperd chef tool for something. These really do puff up and I wasn't able to lay them down into the oil length wise but I used a small pot. Super fun to make and not a bad little doughnut. I'm from cali so I've taste alot of churros but I just felt these were missing a little something extra in the taste area. Thanks for posting. Made for ZWT 5.

Jamilahs_Kitchen May 23, 2009

I have a long standing love affair with Churros. Thanks to my gluten intolerance I haven't had one in over 10 years. But yesterday, I HAD A CHURRO!! :) :) Used Gluten-Free All-Purpose Flour Mix #1 to make these gluten free. Had to add about 1/4 cup extra water as a result, but otherwise followed the recipe exactly. Thanks so much for sharing! Made for ZWT5 Groovy GastroGnomes.

Az B May 19, 2009