Churros with Cinnamon Chocolate Sauce

posted: 02/20/12
by: Buddy Valastro
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SERVES about 2 dozen churros

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes


For the Churros:

  • 1 cup water
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • Vegetable oil, for frying
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Large pinch cayenne

For the chocolate sauce:

  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate pieces
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ancho chili powder or cayenne
  • 1/4 ground cinnamon


For the Churros:

  1. In a medium saucepan, combine water, butter, brown sugar, and salt. Place pan over medium heat and bring mixture to a boil.
  2. Add flour all at once, stirring vigorously with a wooden spoon. Cook and stir until mixture forms a ball and pulls away from the sides of the pan. Turn off heat and add eggs one at a time, beating well with a spoon until the egg is fully incorporated. Then add vanilla.
  3. Transfer dough to a pastry bag fitted with a large star tip.
  4. Heat 3 inches of oil in a deep saucepan to 375 degrees F.
  5. In a large bowl, combine sugar, cinnamon and cayenne.
  6. When oil is ready, pipe 4" logs of dough into the hot oil (you may need to twist the pastry bag to get the dough to release, or use a sharp paring knife or scissors to cut free), a few at a time for about 2 minutes or until golden brown on both sides, turning once. Drain on paper towels. Return oil to 375 degrees before adding next batch of dough.
  7. Sprinkle hot Churros with cinnamon-sugar mixture to coat. Serve warm with chocolate sauce for dipping.

Tip: Keep churros warm while you fry them in batches by placing them in a 250-degree oven until ready to serve

To make the Chocolate Sauce:

  1. In a medium saucepan, heat heavy cream and sugar over low heat, stir until sugar is dissolved, add a pinch of salt. Add chocolate and butter and stir constantly until both are melted and combined. Stir in vanilla, chili powder and cinnamon and remove from heat. Pour into a serving bowl and serve warm.

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