Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Mexican Fried Churro's in Cinnamon Sugar with Hot Fudge Kahlua Sauce




My husband called me at the last minute and said, we have a Mexican covered dish party tomorrow and I need something for work, do you have time to make something? Well, of course I just jumped at the chance, then went overboard. I made bean dip, mexican lasagna and then these Churro's for dessert. I really needed an excuse to use my new cookie/frosting tools I got online. I just love this tool. It makes all kinds of wonderful shaped cookies, and pipes out the perfect lines for all these fancy dessert style cookies. It runs by batteries. So out it came and I had to make these too.


I was amazed how simple these were to do now with this. I just pressed the button to the desired length and cut it off with a cooking scissors. Almost everyone came out perfect and the same length. I had so much fun.


The batter putting it together was like making cream puffs, if you have ever tried those. Because after you boil the first few ingredients together, you have to beat in the flour till it forms a dough, got to put some real muscle into it! Then you beat the eggs and the vanilla in. Fill your pastry bag or tool, or use a ziplock bag and snip off the end...and start to form.



1 cup water
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/3 cup butter
1 cup all purpose flour
2 eggs
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Topping:
1/4 cup sugar
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Mix together sugar and cinnamon and set aside
Heat in a a large fry pan or electric frying pan with 1 1/2 to 2 inches of vegetable oil in a 10 to 12 inch frying pan to 375. In a separate dish mix the 1/4 cup sugar and cinnamon and set aside.

In a large size sauce pan add the water, brown sugar, salt, and butter and heat to a rolling boil. Remove from the heat and add the flour. Stirring in the flour till well blended will require very heavy mixing.

In a separate bowl, whisk the eggs and vanilla together and then add this mixture to the flour dough mixture. Stir until completely blended and all the egg is completely mixed in.

Fill your decorating tool with the dough and attach the largest star tip. If you haven't got this tool, then place into a ziplock baggie, snip the end and squeeze out dough through the ziplock bag hole, this works fine just not as professinal looking.
Tool Tip and Frying Tip: a cookie maker using the frosting or cookie large star tip make these very professional looking, also besure the oil is hot or the churro will be soggy!
Place a small amount of dough in the oil to test it. The dough should bubble up right away or that means the oil is not hot. I use a thermometer to be sure.

Once the oil is hot enough, squeeze some dough (with decorator) into the oil about 4 inches long. Cutting off the dough with floured scissors.
You should be able to cook 5 or 6 churros at a time. Cook them about 1 minute and turn them over with a slotted spoon. Cook an additional minute or two till nicely golden brown in color. Please the cooked churros on a paper towel lined plate with the slotted spoon to absorb grease. While still warm, roll each churro into sugar and cinnamon until coated.  Great dipped in sauce below! Taste good even reheated in the microwave for 10 seconds!


Hot Fudge Kahlua Sauce

1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
2 (1 ounce) squares unsweetened chocolate, chopped
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup water
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla

1 tablespoon of Kahlua ( I like to add a little more your by choice, omit vanilla add another 1 1/2 tablespoons)
Combine condensed milk, chocolate and salt in top of double boiler over rapidly boiling water. Stir and cook until chocolate melts and mixture thickens, about 10 minutes.
Remove from heat and stir in water, a little at a time, until sauce reaches desired consistency. Cool slightly and stir in vanilla add Kahlua. Serve

42 comments:

chefpandita.com said...

I love churros! these look so good. Perfect for a cinco de mayo party :)

Daydreamer Desserts said...

Love it! I have so many memories tied to churros, you have no idea! For one, they were always my treat of choice to buy as soon as we got out of Sunday Mass while I lived in Mexico. Sigh...

redkathy said...

Reeni you make it look so easy! I adore Churros and wondered how to prepare them. I'm gonna give this a try, perhaps for Cinco De Mayo!

redkathy said...

And I called you Reeni Claudi... Oh I'm so confused!! I'm sorry, please fix it!

la vita รจ bella (life is beautiful) said...

Ciao! I missed you! This looks really good!!!

kankana said...

I so love churro's and just recently I realized how easy it is to make these at home and now I see it in your blog :) I think it's a sign .. i should make these babies soon ;)

Federica said...

I never tried churros. They look delicious with cinnamon sugar coverage. Bye, have a great day

Gloria (The Little Red House with the White Porch) said...

First of all: Boy, do I wish that I worked with your husband! I want all that food you made! And second, you are a great wife for making all of that for him to bring in. And third, I was expecting you to say that you enjoyed making the churros because it reminded you of zeppole -- and you didn't even mention that!! LOL! Anyway, they look great, wish I had them right NOW.
Best,
Gloria

Su said...

Another very pecaminous dessert... :P
But this one looks like you can never stop to eat :)
Big kiss

Mitinita said...

really delicious looking churros!

Bali Brasserie said...

The churro's look beautiful & delicious. Nice, sweet share. Cheers !

Ann said...

this looks really easy to make!

i used to buy churros lots ..i love it

Trix said...

Of course you went overboard! You wouldn't be you if you didn't. ; ) I made churros in class once, I WISH I had this tool to do it, that would have made my life so much easier!!

Drick said...

I too love these and seek them out each nite while in Mexico, it has become a tradition every vacation ... and I must say I chuckled when I read you going overboard making so many things, did not sound like you at all..LOL

Lenia said...

Never had churros but they seem really yummy!

5 Star Foodie said...

So neat, I didn't realize that these were so easy to make, Junior and I have to try these!

Joanne said...

I've never heard of churros. What a great little sweet, treat.

Pattie @ Olla-Podrida said...

I love these, but have never made them. You've made it look so easy. Thanks!

Kate@Diethood said...

YUM!!! Claudia, I love it! I need to make your version of churros...I bet that cinnamon sugar is just delicious!

Pam said...

They're great and have to be soooo delicious! I love churros but have never tried making them and now I have to. Bet your husband's office loves it when you cook for them and they probably come up with any excuse they can think of for a "food day."

Patti said...

Claudia to the rescue! I'm sure everyone loved them! They look soooo good!

I Sicilian said...

Here in Miami in the Cuban area of the city, there are vendors at every corner. So when I pass by there I often buy a bag full to munch on. I'm surprised at how easy they are to make. I can't wait to make them myself and not have to wait to go to the Cuban section for this treat.

Gera@SweetsFoodsBlog said...

Claudia here are very common with chocolate and dulce de leche OMG with those ones!!

Cheers,

Gera

Lizzy said...

Wow, what a snap with your new gizmo! And who doesn't like a deep fried treat covered with cinnamon sugar...oh, I'd be in heaven!!! I bet your husband's coworkers LOVE you!

Reeni said...

Your so sweet for making all those delicious eats! The churros turned out so perfect with that neat machine!

Sapna Anu B.George said...

lovely to meet you greet you and read your recipe's here Claudia.

Victoria said...

Churros are my favorite! I would always get them at amusement parks, but have never made them. What a great addition to a Cinco de Mayo meal :) I'm super lame and have planned nothing Mexican for the holiday, lol.

''Cucina di Barbara'' said...

I love churros but I never thought to make them by miself.
thank you for sharing this recipe, they look gnam
Barbara

Spicie Foodie said...

I love love churros! Oh you've stirred up some great childhood memories. Yours look really good. Good job Claudia!

Juliana said...

Oh! I love churros, but never made them, yours look so yummie, crispy and to tasty. What a great treat! Hope you are having a great week :-)

Avanika [YumsiliciousBakes] said...

I love churros. These look awesome. Really need to try making them on my own!

ARLENE said...

Your churros are making my mouth water. I'd love to lick the cinnamon sugar off them first, then dunk them in cold milk. OK, so I have kinky eating habits, but these look amazing.

Catherine said...

Dear Claudia, I have never had churros, but they look wonderful. Catherine xo

Elisabeth said...

Wow, Claudia-You sure put these churros together fast. They look and smell...I could just smell the yummy goodness of the sugar, and cinnamon.

All set for Cinco de Mayo!!!...lucky hubby!

Lisa {Authentic Suburban Gourmet } said...

Love Churros! Yours look divine! Nice job.

Free Spirit Eater said...

These look and sound delicious! I was just looking for a churro recipe earlier, I would've used yours had I seen it before I ended up just making funnel cakes. Great photos and recipe, thanks so much for sharing! =]

Beth Michelle said...

I love churro's! I remember when I was younger trying to make them with my brother when my parents were out and I dont know what we did but they exploded and shot across the room when we fried them!!! These look amazing!

briarrose said...

I want! These look perfect. What a great tool to make life easier.

Sandra said...

Taco Bell could take a lesson from you. These are amazing!!

Magic of Spice said...

I adore churros and what a cool gadget...looks so simple. I want some of these, delightful :) I am sure your husbands coworkers loved everything!

The 21st Century Housewife© said...

Oh I love churros, but I've never made them myself. Great recipe and tutorial! Thank you for sharing it with Let's Do Brunch. Hope you will come along and join in again this week.

Joy said...

The churros look so good. I love love churros.