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Sunday, February 5, 2012

mangia mondays 48: churros!

hiya everyone!
welcome to another edition of


a foodie blog hop i'm lucky to co-host each week
with the absolutely lovely
lisa from shine your light.

this week i'm sharing
churros!


1 C milk
1/2 stick unsalted butter
pinch salt
1 C flour
4 eggs
3 cups vegetable oil, for frying
cinnamon & sugar, for topping

1. in a small saucepan, combine the milk, butter & salt & bring to a medium heat. when the butter has melted, add the flour and whisk to combine. switch over to a wooden spoon & cook the dough until it pulls away from the sides of the pan and it has a slightly sweaty sheen on it, 3 to 4 minutes.

2. transfer the dough to a mixing bowl & let cool for 2 to 3 minutes. using an electric mixer, beat in the eggs 1 at a time. do not add the next egg until the last one is completely combined.

3. place the batter in a pastry bag outfitted with a large star tip.

4. in a large saucepan heat the oil to 325 f.

5. pipe the dough into the hot oil in sticks or desired shapes {it's difficult to get them straight! but i just say  they're "rustic" :) }. fry the dough until it is brown and crispy on all sides, 60 to 90 seconds total, turning frequently. fry in batches.

6. remove the churros from the oil, blot on paper towels for a second & then toss in the cinnamon sugar. be sure to do this while the churros are still hot. serve immediately.

these are SO yummy!
& they're perfect as dessert for:

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11 comments:

  1. Today I’m linking up my Grilled Smashed Potatoes and 2-ingredient Pumpkin Cake.

    Drop by Fusion Fridays at jennifercooks.com each Friday and link up your goodies! {Open thru Wednesday}

    Thanks so much for hosting!

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  2. Mmmmm yummy I want one of these! Definitely have to add these to the school vacation recipes list!!

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  3. Hi! I put up #41 Dark Chocolate Fudge Recipe- perfect Valentine Gift
    Thank you for hosting this great linky!
    I host a weekly linky which is all about seasonal celebration and would love it if you popped over and linked a post! It's live right now! Seasonal Celebration Linky http://naturalmothersnetwork.com/seasonal-celebration-sunday/seasonal-celebration/ Hope to see you there! Rebecca x

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  4. yum yum thanks for hosting - I shared some vintage paris cookies for Valentines day! FUN

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  5. Thanks for hosting. Today I bring a nod to World Nutella Day, Nutella Raspberry Meringue Bars. Have a wonderful week.

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  6. Thanks for hosting! Your recipe for churros sound almost like the procedure for a cream puff, but I know they don't taste the same. Interesting!

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  7. Thanks for hosting! The churros look amazing!

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  8. these churros definitely have a lighter texture - similar to a cream puff, @vicki!

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  9. I am so happy to see your blog for the first time, I love Shine your Light Blog with Lisa, and have not been over to see you. I have linked up my Chocolate Banana Birthday Cake to your wonderful party.Very exciting for you, you are radiant in your pregnancy! Wishing you all the best! nettie

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