Churros with Chocolate Sauce

Preparation:  20 min. Cooking: 10 min. Total: 30 min.
Recipe photo
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 Cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 Cup water
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 quarts vegetable oil
  • 1 Cup all purpose flour
  • 3 1/2 Oz dark chocolate , chopped (for sauce)
  • 4 Fl Oz heavy cream (for sauce)
Combine the larger portion of sugar with the cinnamon in a shallow bowl. Set aside. Line a plate with paper towels. In a small saucepan over medium heat, whisk together the water, the smaller measure of sugar, salt and the smaller measure of vegetable oil. Bring the mixture to a boil then remove it from the heat. Stir in the flour, mixing until it forms a ball.

Heat 4 inches of vegetable oil in a large, heavy-bottomed pot set over medium-high heat until it reaches 375 ℉. (There should be a minimum of 3 inches above the oil to prevent it from bubbling over.)

Transfer the dough to a cloth pastry bag or heavy-duty plastic bag fitted with a large star tip.

Pipe the dough over the pot of oil to a length of about 4 inches, then using scissors or a sharp knife, cut it so it releases into the oil. (Stand back to avoid any splatters.) Pipe two to three churros into the oil at a time, frying them until they're golden brown and cooked through. Transfer the churros to the paper towel-lined plate to drain for 2 minutes, then roll them in the cinnamon-sugar mixture. Repeat the frying and coating process with the remaining dough. Serve the churros with the warm chocolate sauce (recipe below).

Make the chocolate sauce:
Place the chopped chocolate in a small bowl. Warm the heavy cream in small saucepan. (Do not let it boil.) Pour the heavy cream over the chopped chocolate. Let it sit for 1 minute then stir to combine.

The chocolate sauce will thicken as it cools, so it's best to make it right before you're ready to serve it with the churros. A pastry tip isn't essential, however using the large star-shaped tip will give the churros the textured lines you see in the photos.
Calories
470 Cal
Fat
21 g
Carbs
70 g
Protein
4.5 g
Fiber
2.7 g
Sugar
43 g
Cholesterol
21 mg
Sodium
310 mg


Nutrients

Fiber     2.7 g
Fat     21 g
Sugar     43 g
Carbs     70 g
Protein     4.5 g
Calories     470 Cal

Fats

Fat, Poly     5.7 g
Fat, Mono     5.4 g
Fat, Sat     8.9 g
Fat, Trans     0 g
Fat, Percent     41 %

Vitamins

Vitamin, K     2.9 mcg     2.4 %
Vitamin, A     220 IU     7.4 %
Vitamin, B12     0 mcg     1.1 %
Niacin     2 mg     13 %
Riboflavin     0.2 mg     18 %
Vitamin, C     0.1 mg     0.1 %
Vitamin, D     7.8 IU     1.3 %
Vitamin, B6     0 mg     1.9 %
Vitamin, E     2.6 mg     17 %
Panto, Acid     0.2 mg     3.9 %
Choline     13 mg     2.4 %
Thiamin     0.3 mg     21 %

Minerals

Calcium     32 mcg     3.2 %
Phosphorus     80 mg     11 %
Magnesium     37 mg     8.8 %
Copper     0.2 mcg     22 %
Fluoride     43 mcg     1100 %
Zinc     0.7 mg     5.9 %
Cholesterol     21 mg     0.2 %
Sodium     310 mg     20 %
Selenium     12 mcg     21 %
Manganese     0.5 mg     7.2 %
Potassium     120 mg     2.6 %
Iron     2.2 mg     28 %