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Parties That Cook Recipe For Cinnamon Churros With Chocolate Dipping Sauce
Impress Friends With Chocolate-Dipped Cinnamon Churros

Several weeks ago, I was invited to a cooking class at Parties That Cook, a company that hosts culinary tutorials and team-building culinary events. After a quick lesson, where chef Bibby Gillignat taught us basic cooking skills, we broke into groups, each one assigned to a different portion of the meal.

My sweetheart and I were assigned to the dessert portion of the meal, where we made another warm, chocolatey dessert: churros, fried Mexican doughnuts, sprinkled with cinnamon sugar and dipped in spicy chocolate sauce. It may sound intimidating to make a deep-fried dessert, but it really isn't that hard! Check out all the steps when you

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Cinnamon Churros With Hot Chocolate Dipping Sauce

Cinnamon Churros With Hot Chocolate Dipping Sauce

Ingredients

  1. Churros:
  2. 6 cups canola oil, for frying 

  3. 1 3/4 cups water
  4. 2 sticks (1/2 pound) unsalted butter
  5. 
1 teaspoon kosher salt
  6. 
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 

  7. 4 large eggs 

  8. 1 large egg white
  9. Plastic wrap
  10. Cinnamon-Sugar Topping:
  11. 1 cup granulated sugar
  12. 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  13. Chocolate Sauce:
  14. 
1 cup heavy cream
  15. 1/4 cup milk

  16. 2 ounces bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped
  17. 3 ounces Mexican chocolate, finely chopped
  18. 
1/2 cup sugar
  19. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  20. 1/8 teaspoon cayenne
  21. 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

Directions

  1. Prepare batter: In a frying pan, heat the oil to 375°F.
  2. In a large saucepan, bring water to a boil with the butter and salt. Remove from heat.
  3. Add the flour and stir vigorously until incorporated. Using an electric mixer, beat the dough at low speed for 1 minute, just until slightly cooled.
  4. Increase the speed to medium-high and beat in the eggs and egg white, one at a time.
  5. Transfer the dough to a bowl, press a sheet of plastic wrap directly on the surface and put in the freezer until cooled to room temperature, about 10 minutes. Scoop the dough into a large pastry bag fitted with a large star tip.
  6. Mix topping: In a bowl, mix together sugar and cinnamon.
  7. Fry churros: Set a cooling rack on a sheet pan. Squeeze 4-inch lengths of the dough into the hot oil, cutting them off with a knife. Fry about 6 churros at a time; they expand as they cook. Turn over once or twice, until browned, about 4 minutes.
  8. Drain the churros on the rack for 2 minutes, then dust with the cinnamon sugar.
  9. Make Chocolate Sauce: Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, heat the cream and milk until small bubbles appear around the edge. Add the chocolates, sugar, vanilla, cayenne and salt. Whisk over low heat until the chocolate is melted. Keep warm over very low heat.
  10. Serve at once with hot chocolate sauce.

Makes 24 churros.

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Soniabonya
Soniabonya
I've never made churros at home before. I fear anything that has to be deep fried. The best churros I've had are at the San Jose Giants games. I dunno if they make them from scratch over there, but they're always fresh, crispy, sugary, cinnammony and warm! :drool: I can't wait to go to the ballpark for them :)
aimeeb
aimeeb
Never had one...
nikks
nikks
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
Russu
Russu
Yummy!Yummy!The photos make me mouth water....
neonbee
neonbee
Churros are yummy. I'm missing Spain right now.
Spectra
Spectra
I make these every so often when my husband and I crave them. Frying them isn't too hard as long as you watch your oil temp and pipe the dough in very slowly. I don't have a pastry bag, so I use a Ziploc baggie and I cut the corner off. I've never made the chocolate sauce for them though...that sounds absolutely delicious!
soapbox
soapbox
These sure beat the frozen churros at the supermarket!
lynp
lynp
These look amazing, the problem is the frying part. It is something I've never been able to get the hang of. Never turns out right for some reason.
zacatecanita
zacatecanita
These look delicious!!! I might try making them one of these days.
Rancher'sGirl
Rancher'sGirl
This sauce sounds yummy...I might take a shortcut and use the baked churros I have in the freezer. Not quite as elegant but hot oil and I are not a safe mix.
floppyfish1986
floppyfish1986
Yummy! My whole family loves churros, its kinda an inside joke with us.
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