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| by Farida Abdel Malek

How to Make Delicious Homemade Churros

I was talking to my cousin a few days ago and she said she missed eating churros in Europe, my other family members mentioned how some stores in Cairo now make them. It got me thinking, can you actually make churros at home? I did some Pinterest-ing and yes you can! I found this recipe below and it grabbed my attention because of how detailed the directions were, so you feel as if there's someone with you in the kitchen guiding you. Now since I can't cook to save my life, I'll be passing this on to my mother, but let's see these churros give you the Spanish authentic taste you've been craving.

Ingredients:

- a pinch of salt

- Oil

- 1 egg

- 2 tsp of sugar

- 1 cup of water

- 1/4 stick of unsalted Butter

- 2/3 cup of all-purpose flour

Steps:

1. Add water, sugar, a pinch of salt and butter into a medium sized pan and bring them to a boil.

2. Add your flour and mix really well until it creates a dough in around a minute and a half.

3. Take it off the heat and leave it to cool down. Do not add the egg while the dough is still hot so it doesn't cook.

4. Add the egg and work it really fast into the dough. If you're struggle with a wooden spoon, use an electric mixer for more strength and speed.

4. Use a large frying pan, saves time and oil, and heat the oil.

5. Get a star piping tip and fill your piping bag with some of the dough. You can either pipe the dough on parchment paper then fry it or pipe it right into the oil, depends on what's easier for you.

6. Drop a small piece of dough in the oil to check if it's ready. When it's a nice brown, you're good to go. Also do a taste test before dropping in all your dough. Sometimes the end up being still raw inside if the oil temperature was too high.

7. If you're piping the dough into the oil, make sure to have a fork or spoon to separate the dough at the piping tip so it drops in the oil. Don't overcrowd your pan with too many churros, give them space. They take around 2 min for the nice golden color to appear, meaning they're done.

8. Just like french fries, when taken out of the oil place them on kitchen paper to absorb the excess oil.

9. Roll them around, while they're still hot, in a mixture of cinnamon and sugar. 

10. Eat them now! yes now. They're so much better when they're still crunchy. Dip them into chocolate and enjoy the glorious taste. If you want to store them, place them in the fridge.

Recipe Credits: Happy Foods Tube

Main Image Credits: Instagram @turkuazkitchen


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