Churros with Dipping Sauces

Elevate your churros by serving a variety of dipping sauces. In my family, we love chocolate, caramel, and whipped cream!

Homemade Churros

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Yield: 1 dozen, 4-inch churros

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 3 large eggs, beaten
  • Vegetable oil
  • CINNAMON SUGAR
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon

Instructions

  1. In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, melt butter.
  2. Stir in water, and sugar and bring to a boil.
  3. Reduce heat and stir in flour. Continue to stir over low heat for about 1 minute. Remove from heat and allow to cool. Note, make sure the dough has cooled in order to prevent eggs from scrambling. Incorporate 1 egg at a time into the dough, stirring until well mixed and the dough is smooth.
  4. Prepare a pastry bag fitted with a large star tip. Set aside.
  5. Prepare cinnamon sugar by mixing together granulated sugar and ground cinnamon in a shallow pan.
  6. Line baking sheets with paper towels and set aside near frying station.
  7. Using a wok, or large saucepan, heat vegetable oil to a temperature of 350°F.
  8. Pipe 4-inches of dough into the oil, no more than three at a time. Fry until golden brown, using tongs to turn the churros.
  9. Note, maintaining the oil temperature at around 350°F is important. If the oil becomes too hot, the churros will brown quickly on the outside, not thoroughly cooking through.
  10. Remove crispy churros from the oil and roll into the cinnamon sugar.
  11. Set on prepared baking sheets to cool. Continue steps until all the dough has been fried.
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Easy Chocolate Dipping Sauce

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Yield: 2 cups

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces semisweet chocolate, finely chopped
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup

Instructions

  1. Place chocolate in a bowl and set aside.
  2. In a small saucepan, combine cream and corn syrup; bring to a simmer.
  3. Pour hot liquid over chocolate to melt. Whisk to combine.
  4. Allow sauce to cool slightly.
  5. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.
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Simple Caramel Sauce

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Yield: 1 1/2 cups

Ingredients

  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/3 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. In a small saucepan, bring brown sugar, butter, and cream to a gentle boil.
  2. Cook until thickened, 1-2 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat. Stir in vanilla extract.
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Whipped Cream

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 2 cups

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream

Instructions

  1. Add sugar to mixing bowl. Pour in cream. Allow sugar to dissolve slightly.
  2. Whisk just until cream reaches stiff peaks.
  3. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to 8 hours.
  4. Whisk for 10 seconds before use.
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