as cinco de mayo is quickly approaching, my daughter pre-school class was having a party to celebrate. i starting looking for quick mexican desserts that were child friendly. churros, grabbed my attention quick. this was the perfect dessert to make with the kids. they had their little chairs in the kitchen helping me along the way. since the kiddos were tasting each churro that came out of the oil, it was quickly decided before i even finished the batches that cinnamon sugar was their favorite. the hubby and i liked the ones with powdered sugar. either way, these light, 'crunchy on the outside, tender in the inside' treats are easy to make and delicious.
- 1 1/4 cup water -
- 1/2 cup butter (1 stick) -
- 2 tablespoons sugar -
- 1/2 teaspoon salt -
- 1 cup flour -
- 2 eggs -
- - toppings
- 1/4 cup confectioners sugar -
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon -
- 1/4 cup sugar -
- in a small saucepan, add the water, butter, sugar, and salt.
- stir over medium heat until melted and combined.
- slowly stir in the flour.
- continue to stir until the batter forms a ball.
- add the dough to another medium sized bowl. using an electric mixer, beat in the eggs, one egg at a time.
- heat the oil over high heat (350 degrees).
- for the cinnamon sugar - mix the cinnamon and sugar together in a small bowl. set aside.
- spoon the dough into a piping bag or ziploc bag with a star tip. pipe the batter into the hot preheated oil.
- use a knife to cut of the dough when the churro is at desired length. allow the churro to brown in one side and flip to brown on the other side. move the churros to a plate lined with paper towels and immediately dust with either the powdered sugar or cinnamon sugar.