Jacy Dickstein ('22)
Let me start off with a warning. These are ADDICTING. By addicting I mean you might go back downstairs at 11:30 pm and eat your leftovers. Now that we got that out of the way I’m going to teach you how to make homemade churros and a chocolate dipping sauce. Yum!
Measure out all of your ingredients first so that it makes the process easier when it comes to mixing. Start off with a pot and turn the stove on to about medium to high heat. Put your water, butter and sugar into the pot. Stir the mixture until it starts to bubble. At this point turn the heat off completely. Stir in the flour, salt and vanilla into the butter mixture. After mixing these ingredients in thoroughly the consistency should thicken and become dough-like. Let this cool for about 10 minutes. After waiting 10 minutes, crack in your eggs and mix this in. This can be hand mixed or using a hand mixer. I of course just mixed it with a whisk to eliminate having to clean more later on. The next step is to transfer this mixture to a piping bag. Now unless you often bake, I know what you’re thinking. What if I don’t have a piping bag? Good question. I transferred the mixture into a Ziplock baggie and snipped a small corner of the bag off. Now you have an easy-to-use piping bag. After, take a pot and fill it with your oil of choice. Make sure the entire bottom of the pot is filled with oil so that the churros are completely submerged in oil while they cook at medium to high heat. To set yourself up for a future step, take a plate and cover the entire plate with cinnamon sugar, then you can set this aside. Squeeze long rods of the churros mixture into the oil. When the churros start to bubble and turn a golden/brown color flip them with kitchen tongs. When both sides are brown and they look cooked, remove the churro rods. Immediately place these on the plate with cinnamon sugar. You can use a spoon to take some of the sugar and sprinkle it on the top and cover the entire stick. Now for the chocolate sauce. Take a smaller pot and heat the heavy cream on high heat until it bubbles. When the cream bubbles, pour this mixture over the top of your chocolate chips in a bowl. Quickly stir this using a whisk or spoon. Add a few pinches of salt and your tablespoon of ground cinnamon and stir again. And voila! Easy homemade and delicious churros and a dipping sauce. Share some to your family members to really impress them, or just eat them yourself-no judging here!
Based on original recipe courtesy of Delish.com