Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Yields 2-3 servings
- 1 cup white flour
- 1/4 tsp baking powder
- 1 cup water
- 1 Tbsp vegetable oil
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 1 tsp granulated sugar
- oil for frying
- several Tbsp granulated sugar to sprinkle or honey*
* we used confectioner sugar to sprinkle on it. :)
Pour vegetable oil, such as canola or corn oil into a large, heavy bottomed frying pan. Make sure there is about 2 inches of oil in the pan to cover the churros. There should be enough oil so that they float freely while frying. Set the pan aside.
In a medium sauce pan, pour 1 cup of water. Add oil, salt, sugar and stir. Bring water to a boil.
While waiting for water to boil, dry the cup used to measure the water and use it to measure flour, since it is necessary to have equal parts flour and water. Pour flour into a medium-sized mixing bowl and add baking powder and stir.
Once water boils, remove sauce pan and begin heating oil in frying pan.
Slowly pour boiling water from saucepan into flour mixture - stirring constantly with a fork until it is a smooth dough without lumps.
Note: dough should not be a runny like batter, but rather a sticky smooth dough.
Spoon dough into a large cookie press or pastry bag. (We just used a plastic baggy and cut a hole in the corner of it.)
Carefully squeeze dough into hot oil and fry until golden brown. Remove with a slotted spatula or long-handled fork. Place on paper towel to drain.
Once drained, cut into manageable lengths. Sprinkle with sugar or drizzle with honey and serve!
Very tasty and very easy!
Note: I didn't take the picture; it was taken from Google Images. :)