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ChurrosCrispy and perfectly delicious churros with traditional cinnamon sugar and Spanish hot chocolate sauce. Learn how to bake homemade churros.


  • 1 cup water
  • ¼ cup butter
  • 8 Tbsp sugar
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 cup all-purpose unbleached flour
  • 2 eggs
  • Oil for frying
  • 2 tsps ground cinnamon

Makes 36


  1. Place water, butter, 3 tablespoons sugar and salt in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Then remove from heat and add flour. Beat with a wooden spoon until dough forms a ball and releases from side of pan. Vigorously beat in eggs, one at a time and beat after each addition until mixture is smooth.
  2. Spoon dough into a pastry bag or a cookie maker with a star tip. Pipe out 3”x1” strips onto waxed paper-lined baking sheet. Freeze for 25 to 30 minutes.
  3. Pour oil into a 10” skillet to about ¾” thickness. Heat oil to 375 degrees F. Transfer dough strips into hot oil with a large spatula. Fry 5 to 6 churros at a time until deep golden brown, about 3 minutes, turning once. Remove churros with a slotted metal spoon to a paper towel-lined plate. Fry the churros
  4. Combine remaining 5 tablespoons sugar with the cinnamon. Place in a paper bag. Add warm churros a couple at a time and gently shake to coat. Place on a serving platter, and repeat for all churros. Churros Serve with Spanish hot chocolate. This makes a delicious breakfast, dessert or midday snack. Enjoy!

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