Family Friendly Fridays: Chocolate Churros

I have had this recipe on my radar for some time now.  It all started when I resolved to create a list of 100 “must make” dishes in the name of organization and pop it up on my Facebook page.  I added churros to the manifest and concluded almost immediately that I needed to make them ASAP.  And here I am, four weeks later, and they’re finally up for all to enjoy.  I’m honestly not sure why it took me this long to make them (although I’m positive my husband would have some valuable insight to share regarding said procrastination habits).  They’re simple to make, the kids loved them, and the hubby literally ate half the batch upon walking in the door from work, proclaiming it be an appetizer before dinner.

I personally loved the addition of chocolate to the mix.  I realize that I  “de-authenticated” the recipe a bit by doing so, but my goodness, this is chocolate we’re talking about.  I’m sure once you’ve tried a couple you’ll be able to forgive me for the indiscretion.

Ingredients Needed:

1 Cup Water
3 Tbsp Butter
2 Tbsp Brown Sugar
1/4 tsp Salt
1 Cup Flour
2 Tbsp Cocoa
2 tsp Cinnamon
2 Large Eggs
1 tsp Vanilla
1/4 Cup Sugar
Oil for Frying

Start out by adding your water, butter, brown sugar, and salt to a pot and let it come to a rolling boil.

While your water is heating up, grab the flour, 1 teaspoon of the cinnamon, and the cocoa.  Mix it all together.

Once your water is boiling, remove it from the heat and add in the chocolaty flour mixture.

Stir it in until a dough ball forms.  Here’s where we’re at so far.

Notice that there’s a smile forming on your face.  You’re making churros baby.  Even better, in a few more minutes you’ll be eating churros.  Chocolate churros.

But of course I digress.

To finish up the batter, you’ll add in the eggs and vanilla.  Mix it together well to finish off your dough.

Time to cook these little beauties up.

Grab your pastry bag and load it up with the dough.  I find that if I stick the pastry bag inside a glass and roll the edges of the bag down around it, I have a much easier time filling up.  For the tip I used a size 1M from Wilton.  You can find it at your local craft store in the cake and candy making section.  Mine was $1.49, so not too big of an investment.  You can also  pipe them out by  cutting a corner from your bag.  You simply won’t have the classic star shape that you usually see associated with churros.

Grab a fryer if you have it, or simply grab a large pan and fill it with about 1″ of cooking oil.  Turn your heat on medium high and give it a good five or so minutes to heat up.

Once your oil is good and hot, you can start piping out your churros.  I found that cooking about 3 to 4 at a time worked well.

It’s too bad I can’t pump churro smell out of my computer, because it was at this point that my kitchen was beginning to smell pretty darn incredible.

Cook the churros for about a minute on each side and then pull them out and allow them to cool and drain.   As you can see, my first few looked more like “J’s” than churros, but after a couple more attempts, I got the method down a bit better.

Mix together the white sugar and remaining teaspoon of cinnamon.  Grab up your cooled churros and spin them around the mixture in order to get them good and coated.

Now all that’s left to do is grab a bowl chocolate sauce for dipping and have at it.

Chocolate churros.  You can’t tell me they weren’t worth the wait.

 

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Chocolate Churros

Total Time: 40 min

Ingredients:

1 Cup Water
3 Tbsp Butter
2 Tbsp Brown Sugar
1/4 tsp Salt
1 Cup Flour
2 Tbsp Cocoa
2 tsp Cinnamon
2 Eggs
1 tsp Vanilla
1/4 Cup Sugar
Oilfor Frying

Directions:

Start out by adding your water, butter, brown sugar, and salt to a pot and let it come to a rolling boil.

While your water is heating up, grab the flour, 1 teaspoon of the cinnamon, and the cocoa. Mix it all together.

Once your water is boiling, remove it from the heat and add in the chocolaty flour mixture.

To finish up the batter, you'll add in the eggs and vanilla. Mix it together well to finish off your dough.

Grab up your pastry bag and load it up with the dough. I find that if I stick the pastry bag inside a glass and roll the edges of the bag down around it, I have a much easier time filling up. For the tip I used a size 1M from Wilton. You can find it at your local craft store in the cake and candy making section. Mine was $1.49, so not too big of an investment. You can also just pipe them out by just cutting a corner from your bag. You simply won't have the classic star shape that you usually see associated with churros.

Grab a fryer if you have it, or simply grab a large pan and fill it with about 1" of cooking oil. Turn your heat on medium high and give it a good five or so minutes to heat up.

Once your oil is good and hot, you can start piping your churros into the oil. I found that cooking about 3 to 4 at a time worked well.

Cook the churros for about a minute on each side and then pull them out and allow them to cool and drain.

Mix together the white sugar and remaining teaspoon of cinnamon. Grab up your cooled churros and spin them around the mixture in order to get them good and coated.

Serve with chocolate sauce for dipping.

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45 Responses to “Family Friendly Fridays: Chocolate Churros”

  1. 1

    Miel Abeille — February 18, 2011 @ 7:08 am

    My mouth is watering! Freshman year of high school, we made churros in Foreign Cuisine. Yum!!! Maybe I’ll surprise someone with a tasty treat one night after tacos. :)

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    deeba — February 18, 2011 @ 10:06 am

    Oh yes, these are worth grabbing right off the screen! I love churros, and these look delish!!

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    Katerina — February 18, 2011 @ 10:13 am

    I know that churros are served with coffee or chocolate in Spain and I’ve always wanted to try them. I am keeping this because after seeing these beauties I will definitely make them.

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    Pamela Fatone — February 18, 2011 @ 10:16 am

    east breezy love it! thx

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    Pamela Fatone — February 18, 2011 @ 10:18 am

    That was EASY breezy! can not eat and spell at the same time :-)

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    Biren @ Roti n Rice — February 18, 2011 @ 11:26 am

    Believe or not, I have never tried churros. Your chocolate ones look really good. Please send a few over ;)

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    Faith — February 18, 2011 @ 11:36 am

    I had churros several times but I don’t think they are compared to yours Julie. Yours look so delicous and easy to make. I love the addition of choclate to it, it makes it even more delicous.

    Have a great weekend :)

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    Laura in Cancun — February 18, 2011 @ 1:15 pm

    You’re KILLING me! *drools onto keyboard*

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    Tanvi@SinfullySpicy — February 18, 2011 @ 2:58 pm

    This is delight!!! I love churros.What pro looking churros u have made Julie!!I saw Giada’s episode on Food Network where she was making churros but trust me your recipe is far easy than hers.I m gonna try this obe for sure.Have a nice weekend!!

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    Rach — February 18, 2011 @ 3:38 pm

    I’ve never heard of these, but they sure do look yummy!

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    Kasia — February 18, 2011 @ 4:01 pm

    I saw churros so many times and never got to make those… but yours… oh yum! as soon as I have some time on my hands they are on my list :)

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    Mama Kelly aka Jia — February 18, 2011 @ 8:57 pm

    I just love churros and I bet the family would love eating a batch made from scratch.

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    Gina — February 18, 2011 @ 10:57 pm

    Oh, my! Churros were a big part of my younger years in San Diego. We would go to The Panaderia in Old Town where they made them fresh. Can you believe I started a diet AND my first blog yesterday? Don’t think it will stop me from following your blog if I can figure out how…Thanks! ?

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    rebecca — February 18, 2011 @ 11:45 pm

    wow these are fun reminds me of Barcelona the normal ones with hot choc but you combined the two perfect

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    Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen — February 18, 2011 @ 11:54 pm

    Chocolate churros are inspired! Churros are great dipped in chocolate sauce, so why not add it directly to the dough! Love it.

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    Anna Johnston — February 19, 2011 @ 4:21 am

    I’ve NEVER had these churros. My life is incomplete until I try them…, they look amazing Julie :)

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    Medeja — February 19, 2011 @ 6:18 am

    They look cute.. and that cacao is nice addition :) cute treats

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    anne — February 19, 2011 @ 10:54 am

    Choolate…Churros…oh my , this is being added to my “must make” list! anne

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    Ameena — February 19, 2011 @ 12:06 pm

    Can you believe I have never had a churro? My gosh, I can’t believe what I’ve been missing! I love the chocolate version that you’ve come up with – it looks delicious!

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    Sorta Southern Single Mom — February 19, 2011 @ 12:45 pm

    I have issues with Family Friendly Fridays… my kids will love this…my waistline will not! :)

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    What2Cook — February 19, 2011 @ 6:07 pm

    How I love me some churros, but for some reason I never thought about mixing chocolate into the dough.

    Now I know what I am going to be eating later on today. :)

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    Mari's Cakes — February 19, 2011 @ 7:25 pm

    I love this recipe, and I am going to make it right now. I’ll let you know the outcome, but I am sure it is delicious.

    Thanks for the recipe.

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    Mari's Cakes — February 19, 2011 @ 8:55 pm

    They came out DELICIOUS!!! I had to add a little more flour, but it taste great!!! We love it! Thanks

  24. 24

    Kay, The Church Cook — February 19, 2011 @ 11:37 pm

    Oh,wow! My children will adore these. THANK YOU, Julie!

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    Beth — February 20, 2011 @ 8:33 am

    Those look amazing! I wish I could smell your kitchen too!

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    A little bit of everything — February 20, 2011 @ 11:14 pm

    I love churros but mine never turned out so beautifully like yours. love the cinnamon-sugar coat. thanks for sharing Julie. Hope you’ll have a wonderful Monday

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    Monet — February 21, 2011 @ 12:18 am

    Personally, I think churros and chocolate were destined to find each other. I love eating these little pieces of fried dough, but I’ve never tried making them before. Yours look too good! Thank you for sharing tonight! I hope you have a great Monday, my friend.

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    Holly L — February 23, 2011 @ 1:01 am

    I have always wanted to make my own churros – truly one of my favorites!

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    Jason — February 24, 2011 @ 9:20 pm

    I never knew it was that easy to make churros. They look great!

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    Mari's Cakes — February 25, 2011 @ 7:21 pm

    Julie, I did it for the third time!!

    I know what went wrong, the first time I waited for the water to cool down a bit, which is wrong.

    Your recipe is exactly right. The third time I did it I poured the flour on boiling water then turn of heat and stirred. They came out PERFECT!!! Thanks.

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    Marialuisa — February 28, 2011 @ 9:45 am

    Hey from Spain. Thanks you made your “Chocolate con Churros”, that´s really Spanish. We have them anytime, when we are hot, when we are cold, in summer, in winter…..when we are a bit depressed…….god, so good!!!.
    Thanks
    Regards from Spain
    Marialuisa

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    Robyn | Add a Pinch — February 28, 2011 @ 5:39 pm

    Oh my, these look heavenly!

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    AllieMakes — March 1, 2011 @ 4:47 pm

    This looks SOO yummy! I never would have thought to use a decorating tip to do this into the oil. Genius. And Chocolate?? Seriously Genius!

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    malia — March 1, 2011 @ 7:55 pm

    gorgeous! and i am loving your little *facelift” on your dear blog. looks amazing! xo

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    roz — March 1, 2011 @ 8:34 pm

    I’m so glad that you stopped by my blog and are now following; I’m now followin your TREMENDOUS foodie blog too and look forward to all of your great posts! Roz

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    Stephanie — March 3, 2011 @ 10:52 pm

    I love churros but I’ve never had a chocolate one. These look amazing!! I’m really impressed that you made them from scratch and deep fried them yourself too. I’m sure your kitchen smelled incredible. They should make candles and air fresheners in scents like churro! (Hmm, that’s a good idea…)

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    Brian @ A Thought For Food — July 13, 2011 @ 1:32 pm

    This is the second churro recipe I’ve seen in the past week and i’m hooked. They look marvelous!

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    The Cilantropist — August 7, 2011 @ 11:38 am

    I was browsing over at Gojee and saw this recipe and had to stop by. Genius!!! Adding chocolate to one of my favorite fried treats is a smart move lady. ;)

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    lia — April 14, 2012 @ 8:19 am

    hi i wonder whether we can charge brown sugar to white sugar?

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    LisaDay — February 21, 2013 @ 7:40 am

    I really want to make these as well. Cinnamon. Dough. What can be better?

    LIsaDay

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