Churros – Fried Argentinian choux pastry doughnuts

Although the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah is over, I want to post a few more of the deep-fried recipes that I usually make during this holiday that commemorates the ancient miracle of  at the Holy Temple in Jerusalem:

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Ingredients
• 1 cup water (240 ml)
• 1/2 cup sunflower oil
• 1 Tbsp sugar
• 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
• finely grated zest of 1 orange and 1 lemon
• 200 grams (7 oz) all-purpose flour
• 4 large eggs
• 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
• Sunflower oil, for frying
• regular and powdered sugar, cinnamon and chocolate ganach cream for serving

Preparation:
• In a medium saucepan, heat the water, oil, 1 sugar and salt and bring to a boil.
• Remove the pan from the heat, add the flour and zest and stir with a whisk or a wooden spoon until combined well.

• Transfer the above mixture to a mixer bowl and using the K attachment, stir the dough for a few minutes before adding the eggs.
• Add the eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Beat until smooth and glossy. Add the vanilla extract.
• Line a baking sheet with paper towels and set aside.
• In a heavy bottomed skillet Heat the oil to to 180C/350 F.
• Transfer the dough to a piping bag fitted with a 1.8cm (3/4″) STAR piping nozzle – if you want these to look more like puffed doughnuts or a smaller nozzle if you want them to be thinner. The dough will rise and expand during the frying process.

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• Hold the piping bag a few inches above the oil and squeeze out finger-length Churros, cutting off the end with your finger or a knife

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• Fry until golden brown, on all sides. This will take about 3 to 5 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer to the prepared baking sheet lined with paper towels.

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• Combine sugar and cinnamon in a bowl and roll the hot churros in it while they’re still warm or you can dust them with powdered sugar and dip in chocolate Cream.

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• Serve immediately or heat in the oven before serving.

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About vegetarian foodesigns from the land of milk and honey

Shalom. My name is Michal and I'm Israeli. I would like to share with you my passion to vegetarian food, cooking and baking from scratch, using local ingredients (whatever I can find in the market, instead of using canned ingredients)
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12 Responses to Churros – Fried Argentinian choux pastry doughnuts

  1. Very lovely, Michal. I think churros are so tasty. Warmly, Shanna

  2. Reblogged this on Sweets & Crafts Boutique and commented:
    My son loves these and I can make them at home, thanks!

  3. I’m not looking. I’m gaining weight just by visiting this page. 😉

  4. Lan | morestomach says:

    i adore churros, as well as choux pastry which i’ve made before. my issue is the frying. i love fried foods but i don’t do it at home. churros might make me get over that…

  5. Lan | morestomach says:

    sorry, i should’ve been clearer. she never told me about eating fried foods etc.

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