Not Just Fried Dough

Not Just Fried Dough

Jordyn Fulcher and Maya Dejene

Have you ever been to Disneyland? If so you’ll get hungry along the way of course because of all the amazing rides there. Why not have a churro? Churros are a dessert that is made of fried dough coated in sugar and cinnamon. The origin of churros isn’t totally clear, however, it is widely known that they came from South America during the Spanish inquisition in the 1500s. Many sources say the sweet treat comes from Spain and Portugal, while others give credit to China and Mexico. Regardless of where it originates from, everyone from all over the world can agree that it’s a delicious snack anyone can enjoy.

With that being said here is a quick and easy recipe so you can enjoy this treat yourself

You will need: 

  • 1 cup water
  • 2 ½ tablespoons white sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 quarts oil for frying
  • ½ cup white sugar, or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Once you have all these ingredients you start off by putting water, sugar, and vegetable oil all in a pot and bring it to a boil over medium-high heat. Get a bowl and put the all-purpose flour in the bowl and then put water, sugar, and oil mixture into the bowl and mix until it becomes a dough. Begin the heat 2 quarts of oil in a pan to fry the dough at 375 degrees F or 190 degrees C. Fill a piping bag or Ziploc bag with the mixture and cut a hole at the corner of the bag if you are using a Ziploc bag and then begin to pipe strands into the oil. After the dough is finished frying, remove it from the oil and let it cool down, but not completely so easier when coating the churros with sugar and cinnamon, and pat off the oil with a paper towel. Get a small plate and mix the 1 ½ cup white sugar with ground cinnamon or adjust that to taste, then roll the churros and completely coat them. Add any sort of sweet dipping sauce to go with it and your done, an amazing sugary treat. 

We have made this recipe and found it absolutely delicious! We altered how much sugar we used to coat the dessert but other than that we found it perfect. Maya liked the treat paired with a chocolate sauce, whereas Jordyn enjoyed plain with a side of ice cream. Overall this was a wonderful treat that can take care of that sweet tooth in a heartbeat, and it was also very fun to make. We both totally recommend this dessert for the family potluck to shake things up.