How to Make Homemade Churros

July 7, 2023
Making Churros
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Course Dessert
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 large eggs
  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • 1/4 cup sugar for coating
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon for coating


  1. Combine the water, sugar, salt, and vegetable oil in a saucepan. Bring the mixture to a boil over medium heat.
  2. Remove the saucepan from the heat and add the flour all at once. Stir quickly with a wooden spoon until the mixture forms a ball of dough.
  3. Transfer the dough to a mixing bowl and let it cool for a few minutes.
  4. In a separate small bowl, beat the eggs lightly. Add the beaten eggs to the dough and mix until well combined. The dough should be smooth and sticky.
  5. Heat vegetable oil in a deep skillet or pot to approximately 350°F (175°C).
  6. While the oil is heating, prepare a piping bag with a large star-shaped tip.
  7. Fill the piping bag with the churro dough.
  8. Carefully pipe 4-6 inch strips of dough into the hot oil, using scissors or a knife to cut the dough from the piping bag. Fry the churros in batches, making sure not to overcrowd the pan.
  9. Fry the churros for about 3-4 minutes, turning them occasionally, until they turn golden brown.
  10. Once the churros are cooked, remove them from the oil using a slotted spoon and place them on a paper towel-lined plate to drain excess oil.
  11. In a shallow dish, combine the sugar and ground cinnamon for coating.
  12. Roll them in the cinnamon-sugar mixture While the churros are still warm until they are well coated.
  13. Repeat the frying, draining, and coating process with the remaining churro dough.
  14. Serve the churros warm with a side of chocolate sauce, caramel sauce, or dulce de leche for dipping.

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