Monday, May 5, 2008
Happy Cinco De Mayo
Today at work we had a Cinco De Mayo party. A few people were bringing in dip and chips so I decided to make something different. Churros!
1 cup water
2 Tbs brown sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
1/3 cup butter
1 cup white flour
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 to 1 tsp ground cinnamon
Preheat 1 1/2 to 2 inches of vegetable oil in a 10 to 12 inch frying pan to 375 degrees F. In a separate dish mix the 1/4 cup sugar and cinnamon and set aside. In a 3 qt. sauce pan add the water, brown sugar, salt, and butter and heat to a good boil. Remove from the heat and add the flour. Mix it in until well blended.
In a separate bowl, mix the eggs and vanilla together and then add this mixture to the flour mixture. Stir until well blended and all the egg is completely mixed in. Fill a pastry bag with the star tip attached, with churro dough.
Check oil to make sure it's hot enough and then squeeze about a 4 inch long dough into the oil. You'll have to release the dough with your finger. Cook about 1 minute and then turn with a slotted spoon. Once golden brown they are done. Remove the churros with the slotted spoon and place them on a paper towel. While still warm roll each churro into the dish with the sugar and cinnamon.
My Review: This was easy to make. The only problem was that I made them the night before and by the time I brought them into work the turned soggy. Definitely something to eat the same day you make them. I tasted one after I made it and it was good.