Homemade Churros

I have been staying with my parents the last couple days for extra help with my 2 year old while recovering from surgery while my husband is at work.
It has been so fun!
My mom always had and still has after school snacks for the kids.

My youngest brother and sister are still in school and we wanted to make them something special for their first day back.

My mom has this killer recipe for churros!  They were seriously so good!


2 quarts vegetable oil for frying
1 cup water
1/2 cup butter
1 cup all purpose flour
1/4 tsp salt
3 eggs
1/4 cup white sugar
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon

In a heavy skillet or deep-fryer, heat oil to 360 F. Oil should be about 1-1/2 inches deep.
In a medium saucepan, heat water and butter to a rolling boil.
Combine the flour and salt; stir into the boiling mixture.
Reduce heat to low and stir vigorously until the mixture forms a ball, about 1 minute.
Remove from heat and beat in the eggs one at a time.
Spoon the mixture into a pastry bag fitted with a large star tip.
Carefully squeeze out 4 inch long strips of dough directly into the hot oil.  Fry 3 or 4 strips at once, until golden brown, about 2 minutes on each side.
Remove from hot oil to drain on paper towels.
Stir together the sugar and cinnamon; roll churros in the mixture while still hot.


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  1. Lindsay

    Oh, this would be a hit at my house! I have to try them!You've got to share this at my link party. :)http://southernlovely.blogspot.com/2011/08/show-share-2.html

  2. Aimee

    These look so yummy! I would love for you to guestpost this recipe of something similar on my blog over at likemother-likedaughter-food.blogspot.com

  3. Sarah the Writer

    Again, thank you for the recipe to one of my addictions! I worked at a concessions stand for a couple summers and one of the items we served was churros. I'd never had one before but I've been hooked every since! My fave Mexican fast food restaurant, Taco Time, now serves them but one is not enough! :)

  4. Nicole

    Yummy, as always! I nominated you the Versatile Blogger Award! I drool every time I look at your blog, which is more than I should admit. ;)Won't you accept it?!? http://www.davisdomestications.com/2011/08/im-doing-little-happy-dance.html

  5. Jill

    WoW! they look soo scrummy!Hope you're recovering well! Nice to have mum to help out!Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!Hope you have a great week!Jill @ Creating my way to Success http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

  6. Rae

    One of the girls in college brought these back at the beginning of a new term once - she got mobbed and was ever so popular as you can imagine!Thanks for showing how to make them - defintely one to make just before my twin nephews next visit; they would love them

  7. Lauren

    These would be seriously dangerous to make in my house. Yum! Thanks for sharing!


  8. Rachel

    i adore churros! thanks for linking this up!

  9. Lovely Light

    Hi there- found you through the hop and am a new follower. Coming from Southwest Arizona, I love churros, but never ate them much. Now that I'm far away, I'm totally craving them! I hope you have time to follow my life in South Africa by http://withoutcomplexities.blogspot.comI hope you are having a great week!

  10. Camille

    Nikki, these look so yummy! Churros are my favorite treat at Disneyland- I will have to make these! :) Thank you for sharing this at our Strut Your Stuff Link Party! We hope that you will join us again tomorrow!!Camille @SixSistersStuff.blogspot.com

  11. Karen Swank

    My husband loved the Churros thank you so much!! Missing Texas

  12. Kara

    These look soo good to make. For my class i ma making them and hopefully they will love them. Thank you for sharing this recipe with us