Mini Churros

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Soft on the inside with a crunchy texture on the outside, these Mini Churros are a great snack on their own or dip them in chocolate, Nutella or top them on ice cream!

Mini Churros - The Foodie Affair

I had a fun whirlwind holiday weekend, and not quite ready for August to close, but darn it, I don’t get a choice…sooo HELLO September!!  I took advantage of the fabulous sunshine we’re having by getting outdoors, spent time with friends, and enjoyed the heck out of not having to drive to the office.

The weekend involved chatting it up with some of my girlfriends, walks by the beach, a fun a date night with the hubs, and also scenic hikes both Sunday and Monday!  It was so relaxing and enjoyable, but now I’m behind on my blogging schedule!

I usually try to post a recipe on Monday, even if it’s late in the day, but that didn’t happen, so while I was preparing some dishes for our family BBQ, I was thinking about which recipes I would share, and since these mini churros were so well liked, they had to be first on the list!

Mini Churros - The Foodie Affair

When I try something new, I like to surprise everyone without giving many hints to what I’m making so I can get input on any tweaks needed to the recipe without too much thought, but curious minds were all over this…are those churros?!! YUM!!

Have you had churros before? They’re a Spanish snack or breakfast dish of fried dough that is rolled in a cinnamon sugar blend. You can find them at fairs quite often, and they’re usually about a foot long, not minis like I made here. Fried pastry dough! No wonder they’re so addictive!

We ate these churros as a snack. They’re best warm, right after you roll then in the cinnamon-sugar mix. You can dip these in hot chocolate, melted chocolate sauce or sprinkled with powdered sugar.  They’re also great with my Cinnamon Vanilla Bean Ice Cream!

Mini Churros - The Foodie Affair

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Mini Churros
 
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 4 tablespoons butter, unsalted
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour, sifted
  • 3 large eggs
  • oil, for frying (I used coconut oil)
  • cinnamon sugar ( ½ cup granulated sugar mixed with 1 tablespoon cinnamon)
Instructions
  1. In a medium saucepan, combine 1 cup water, vanilla, butter, sugar, and salt; bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to low, and add sifted flour stirring for 1 minute.
  2. Put mixture in a medium bowl. On low speed, add eggs, 1 at a time, beating until incorporated after each addition (dough should look soft and glossy). Spoon mixture into a pastry bag with a large star tip.
  3. Heat oil in a large skillet or Dutch-oven on medium high heat. Carefully pipe out batter into a couple of inch lengths, but do not over crowd the pan. Fry, flipping once, until deep golden brown all over. Using a slotted spoon, transfer churros to a paper towel-lined baking sheet to drain.
  4. Roll churros in cinnamon sugar mix. Serve immediately.
Notes
If batter appears to be too thin, add a tablespoon (or more) at a time. The consistency may vary depending on the size of eggs used.

Adapted from Martha Stewart’s Churros.

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36 Comments on Mini Churros

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    September 2, 2014

    G’day! I have this “thing” for churros Sandra and could not help but stop by today as yours looks so yummy!
    Cheers! Joanne

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      September 3, 2014

      Thanks so much Joanne. Churros are so tasty! Glad you enjoy eating them!

  2. Mini Churros sound so awesome! I love them I used to order them all the time at our Cuban Bakery and also my old Puerto Rican favorite bakery in West Palm!!! I can’t wait tot try yours!!!

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      September 3, 2014

      Churros are super good warm and right out of the pan! Glad these bring back fond memories 🙂

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      September 3, 2014

      Thanks, Patricia! I hope you love them as much as we do!!

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      September 3, 2014

      You’ll never buy them again after seeing how easy these are to make!

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    September 2, 2014

    Oh my goodness!! These are so cute! And they look absolutely delicious too. I love the idea of making the churros mini size 🙂 Great idea cooking in coconut oil. I think I’d have mine with ice cream AND chocolate sauce! haha!

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      September 3, 2014

      Thank you, Nicole. I really was hoping for a hint of coconut flavor by using the coconut oil, but it really didn’t come through. Love your way of enjoying these, ice cream AND chocolate!

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    Priya says:
    September 2, 2014

    Churros looks so good! I’m going to try this. Can I replace egg with curd?

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      September 3, 2014

      I’m not sure about replacing the egg Priya, but I hope you try it and let me know if it works. Would love to learn some alternatives to this recipe!

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    September 2, 2014

    My boys would go crazy over these!! They look awesome.

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    September 2, 2014

    Oh my goodness these look soooo good. I love that they are mini. I won’t eat too many…or maybe I will eat too many. 🙂

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    September 2, 2014

    These look amazing!! I may have to beg you to let me convert these to gluten free. I feel like I am missing my childhood favorite treat when I look at these photos.

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      September 3, 2014

      Oh, I bet that would be really easy to make these gluten free. Sounds like I need to make another batch!

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    Katerina says:
    September 3, 2014

    We have something similar in Greece called tiganites. I love to eat them with sugar and cinnamon! These look awesome!

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      September 3, 2014

      Churros do cross cultures. Very Latin inspired. I’m curious to check out tiganites!

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    Lizzy says:
    September 3, 2014

    YUM – def. making this when i have company over!

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    janelle says:
    September 3, 2014

    I love churros. Yours look amazing.

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      September 3, 2014

      Aren’t they just so fun to eat? Thanks, Janelle!

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      September 3, 2014

      Thanks, Karen! You gotta give them a try. They’re so yummy!

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    September 3, 2014

    I think because these little treats are bite sized, it could be dangerous after I reach for the 20th one or so dipped in nutella. Love this idea and so glad you had a great weekend! Take Care, BAM

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      September 3, 2014

      haha! Only if you are alone, Bobbi! I think I got ONE 🙂

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    September 4, 2014

    These churros look so cute and ridiculously addictive, my tastebuds are watering away 😀

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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    Natasha says:
    September 4, 2014

    Will the dough keep in the fridge overnight so I can just cook in small batches?

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      September 4, 2014

      Hi Natasha! The dough should be fine if you don’t use it all at once. There isn’t any baking powder or soda that would lose potency.

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    Aunt Bee says:
    September 4, 2014

    My husband absolutely LOVES churros! I will have to make these for him!

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    Natasha says:
    September 5, 2014

    Awesome thank you, going to make some for sure then, son will love it!

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