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Mexican Churros {Baked by Rachel}

We have a very special guest here at Table for Two. Rachel of Baked by Rachel has pulled up a chair to join us today! I’ve been busy moving and getting my kitchen all organized to start whipping up some great stuff, but in the meantime, I haven’t had an ounce of time to really dedicate any cooking time for the blog >.< moving is stressful!

Rachel was one of the first bloggers I “met” when I started blogging. I was really drawn to her blog because of her personality and her gorgeous pictures; not to mention on top of all that, she had awesome recipes on there all the time. I kept finding myself going through pages of her blog to see what fun and tasty dishes she had made in the past that I could use for dinner!

We didn’t talk too much in the beginning but somehow we ended up talking more (food brings people together, hehe) and she’s seriously one of the most caring, sweet, fantastic, multi-talented person ever. I can’t wait to hang out with her one day! Rachel has three little kids, two under the age of 3. She’s a rockstar mom! She blogs, photographs, cooks all three meals, AND takes care of all her kids. When she posts grocery store pictures on IG or shopping trips, I’m like “wow, I could NEVER do that with three kids.” But she somehow does it, which makes me look up to her even more! I know who I’ll be going to for advice when I have kids in the future ;)

Rachel made Mexican churros for us today. It’s kind of appropriate because we’re on PW Wednesday’s together and we joke all the time about our love (ha, more like hate) for frying foods. These look amazing!!! I wish we were neighbors! Thank you so much Rachel for guest posting :)

Be sure to check her out on Facebook, Twitter, and of course, her blog!

Julie is slaving away moving into her new place this week, so I’m here to keep you company and fed. For those who don’t know me, I’m Rachel of Baked by Rachel. I’m a wife and mom to three little ones, causing mischief in our New England kitchen.

I hope you don’t mind fried food. In fact, I hope you love it. I love it. And no, I don’t eat it everyday. That would obviously not be such a fantastic idea. BUT if you’ve been following along with the PW Wednesday posts, you may have noticed that we’ve done our fair share of frying… and of eating Mexican food. Thus… I made you fried churros.

Delicious. Fried. Awesomeness. Coated in cinnamon and sugar. Dipped in warm gooey chocolate.

Do I have your attention yet?

If you’ve never made these, I promise they’re simple and you’ll be glad you took the 20-30 minutes or so to whip these babies up. You won’t want to share them either. You’ve been warned.

Mexican Churros {Baked by Rachel}
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Mexican
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
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Serves: 3-4 dozen
 
Ingredients:
  • 1 cup of water
  • ⅓ cup unsalted butter
  • 2 tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 egg
  • ½ tsp. vanilla
  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • ¾ tsp. cinnamon
  • Other items needed:
  • Wilton 1M star tip
  • Piping bag or large plastic bag
  • Large pan for frying (or alternatively, a deep fryer or electric frying pan may be used)
  • Candy thermometer (only if you’re using the pan for frying)
Instructions:
  1. Begin warming your oil over medium heat. You’ll want your oil to reach 375 degrees before frying.
  2. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, bring water, butter, brown sugar and salt to a boil. When mixture boils, carefully add flour. Stir constantly until dough come together, forming a ball that pulls away from the sides of your pan. Remove from heat. Transfer dough to a clean bowl. Let rest for 10 minutes to cool slightly.
  3. Add egg and vanilla. The mixture will appear to not want to combine at first, keep mixing. When dough is mixed, transfer to a piping bag or large plastic bag fit with a large star tip.
  4. Prepare a baking sheet or platter with paper towels.
  5. When your oil has reached 375 degrees, begin piping 4″ long logs of dough. Use kitchen shears or your fingers to snip off the end. Repeat process, cooking 5-6 at a time so to not overcrowd your pan. Flip after roughly 1 minute with a slotted spoon. Fry until golden brown. Drain on paper towels.
  6. In a small bowl, mix cinnamon and sugar. Roll churros in mixture to coat. Dip in warm chocolate sauce. Best eaten the same day. Store any un-fried dough, covered, for up to several days in the refrigerator.
Notes:
Adapted from Recipe.com

 

24 COMMENTS

  1. 06/04/2012 at 6:34 am

    These look incredibly dangerous…what are you two doing to my waistline? ;)

  2. 06/04/2012 at 8:15 am

    Thanks for the super sweet intro Julie! I hope your move is going well. :)

  3. 06/04/2012 at 9:02 am

    I always want to get a churro when I go to Costco but I’ve been scared to try something new. Now I want to make them! These look awesome!

  4. 06/04/2012 at 9:21 am

    Rachel is the master of anything sweet and these churros look awesome!!
    And Julie, I look forward to your next food creation in your new kitchen!

  5. 06/04/2012 at 9:26 am

    Moving is such a pain but I really can’t wait to see your posts in the new place. I hear that you have LOTS of natural light coming in!

    And great guest post. These churros are just what I need on a Monday morning.

  6. 06/04/2012 at 9:45 am

    Can’t wait to see the new house Julie!! And love Rachel’s post! I’ve actually never had churros, which is just unacceptable. Next time I’m in the mood to fry I may need to whip some up!

  7. 06/04/2012 at 10:56 am

    Churros! love love love Churros. The first time I had them was with caramelized bananas and dark chocolate sauce before and I think I died the very second I had my first bite. Great recipe Rachel!

    Good luck with the unpacking/organizing miss Julie!

  8. 06/04/2012 at 11:07 am

    yum, these sound awesome! i love anything fried, too. =)

  9. 06/04/2012 at 11:10 am

    Aaaaagh churros. I LOVE churros. They were my go-to snack food when I lived in Spain and I miss them so much…in all their greasy glory. And dipping in chocolate is the best way to enjoy them!

  10. 06/04/2012 at 11:17 am

    I love churros so much, I once missed my flight out of Madrid to have a huge plate that took way to long but was totally worth it. True story

  11. 06/04/2012 at 11:23 am

    Lovely guest post. ^_^

  12. 06/04/2012 at 11:40 am

    Head-over-heels for these. They are totally worth a greasy mess in the house. Love it, and love you both!

  13. 06/04/2012 at 12:05 pm

    I haven’t had a churro in years and that’s alllllll about to change! Hopping over to rachel’s blog to check it out! Yum!!

  14. 06/04/2012 at 12:22 pm

    Anything with cinnamon and sugar is my weakness. They look delicious!

  15. 06/04/2012 at 4:09 pm

    I love churros!! Ah! I always get them at Costco, haah!

  16. 06/05/2012 at 12:11 am

    Congrats Julie on your new place! And thanks for letting Rachel share that amazing recipe, because now I am itching for churros! Those look just fabulous! Yum!!!

  17. 06/05/2012 at 3:13 am

    The first time i tried churros was at a friend’s place and i must have eaten half the plate…lol. Never knew it was so simple to make :)

  18. 06/05/2012 at 8:41 am

    Hope the move went well…moving is the worst, but I’m sure you will love the new place!

  19. 06/05/2012 at 8:56 am

    Yum! Love Rachel, she is amazing! These look delicious, and I love the dipping sauce!

  20. 06/05/2012 at 11:07 am

    I haven’t had churros since I was 12 and dayyuummmm I think I need to make some STAT!!! You have opened my eyes dear. And made me drool.

  21. 06/05/2012 at 5:05 pm

    My love of anything Mexican is fierce. Rachel these look amazing!

  22. 06/06/2012 at 6:02 am

    These seriously look so perfect!

  23. 08/09/2012 at 1:21 am

    hi… nice recipe. My batch only made 24 and thy were around 3″ long. So, aside from that discrepancy – you say makes 3-4 doz? – we loved them! very tasty.

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