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Christmas Churros (Mexican Doughnut Strips)

Posted by Hallee on Dec 22, 2009 in Breads, Breakfast, Desserts, Hallee's Galley, Mexican, Recipes |

churrosChurros (Mexican Doughnut Strips)

This is my family’s traditional breakfast for Christmas morning.  It’s a very light dough, crispy, with a delicate sweet flavor brought about by sprinkling it with sugar and cinnamon.  I only make them for Christmas so that we have something different and new to look forward to every year.

INGREDIENTS:

CHURRO:
1 cup water
¼ cup unsalted butter
1 Tablespoon sugar
¼ teaspoon Kosher or sea salt
1 cup fresh ground whole wheat flour (I use soft white)
2 eggs
canola oil for frying

DUSTING:
½ cup sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon

SUPPLIES:

heavy 2-quart pot
wooden spoon
cookie sheets
waxed paper
pastry bag with large star tip
heavy frying pan
paper towels
slotted spoon

PREPARATION:

line cookie sheets with waxed paper

Mix ½ cup sugar with cinnamon.

DIRECTIONS:

Bring water, butter, sugar, and salt to a boil.

boil waer butter

Add the flour.

add flour

Stir vigorously until the mixture forms a ball that doesn’t separate.

stir to a ball

Cool for 10 minutes.  Add the eggs, 1 at a time, and beat with wooden spoon until smooth.

add one egg at a timestir

Spoon dough into pastry bag fitted with a  large star tip.

put in bag

Pipe the dough into strips 2-3 inches long onto waxed paper lined cookie sheet.

pipe 2-3 inchpiped

Freeze strips about 20 minutes or until firm.

While the strips are in the freezer, heat the oil to 375° degrees F .

heat oil

Drops the strips into the oil, a few at a time.  Fry 3-4 minutes or until browned.

cook 3-4 secs

Remove from oil with slotted spoon and put on paper towel lined plate.

drain

Immediately sprinkle with sugar/cinnamon mixture.

sprinkle sugar

YIELD:

24

NUTRITION: ~*~
High in selenium
No Trans Fats
NUTRITION FACTS:
~*~
NOTES:

You could also drizzle with honey.

I would love to hear any feedback about this recipe.  Did you make it?  Did you enjoy it?  Did you make any adjustments to it?

Hallee


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