Churros tasty sweet doughnuts served all over Spain by street vendors especially in markets.  It is thought that these sweet treats originate from Madrid.  They are perfect for breakfast dipped in chocolate or milky coffee.

Ingredients

2 cups waterChurros

1 tbsp olive oil

1/4 tsp salt

2 cups flour

Oil for deep frying (lard is the traditional oil)

Granulated sugar for dipping

 

Your will need a Churro make or piping bag to form the Churros. Just put your batter into a decorating bag fitted with large star tip, and squirt batter into hot oil.

In a saucepan place water, olive oil, and salt in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Add the flour all at once and stir vigorously with a wooden spoon until a ball forms.

Using the piping bag or Churro maker press the dough into strips of about 4 inches

Heat the oil, at least 1/2 inch deep, in a frying pan  until it is very hot.

Reduce the heat to medium and fry the churros, turning once, until they barely begin to color.

Do not overcook just fry 3 or 4 at a time

Serve warm and dip in sugar or hot chocolate.

Can be frozen and reheated

 

 

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