Cinnamon Sugar Churros

"Have you ever been to a winter or Christmas outside market? You know the smell that gets you drooling? The one you are following simply by instinct. Most of the time, it’s churros they’re making. I love to eat them while walking outside. It warms both my heart and my hands! HAHAHA It’s a guilty pleasure. And what about that smell… AMAZING!"
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Prep time 20mins
Cook time 10mins
Serves or Makes: 4

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For the Churros


  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup qater
  • 1 cup sifted unbleached flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs

For the Topping


  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  • Step 1

    In a medium saucepan, combine water, butter, sugar, brown sugar, vanilla and salt. Over medium-high heat bring to a boil.

  • Step 2

    Remove the saucepan from heat and add the flour. With a wooden spoon, stir constantly until it forms a ball. Add one egg at the time and whisk vigorously. It should become a smooth batter.

  • Step 3

    Put the batter in a piping bag fitted with a rounded star tip. You can choose the size you want it will only change the cooking time a bit.

  • Step 4

    Put enough frying oil in a medium-large skillet to make sure the churros will be covered. Heat the oil at high heat. (About 375F°) If you want to know if the oil is ready, put a piece of bread in and if it becomes golden, it’s time.

  • Step 5

    Cut the churros the longer you want straight in the hot oil and cook for about 5 minutes or until it looks very crusty. The inside must be perfectly cooked.

  • Step 6

    Remove the churros from the oil with a slotted spoon and put them on a large plate with paper towels to absorb the excess of oil.

  • Step 7

    Make the topping: combine ingredients together and set aside. Sprinkle over churros.