Mexican Doughnut Recipe

2013-05-04
Churro doughnut recipe
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  • Yield : 12 to 15 doughnuts
  • Servings : 12 to 15
  • Prep Time : 30m
  • Cook Time : 10m
  • Ready In : 40m
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This is an easy and delicious Mexican doughnut recipe, called Churros in Mexico.

They are light, crispy and delicious and topped with a yummy cinnamon and sugar mixture.

Churro Doughnut Recipe

 

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups water
  • 1 stick (8 tablespoons) unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup sugar plus 1 / 2 cup for coating
  • 1/4 cup canola oil, plus 4 cups for frying
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, plus 1 teaspoon for coating
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups cake flour
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 large eggs

Method

Step 1

In a medium-size pan with a heavy bottom, combine the water, butter, 1/4 cup sugar, 1/4 cup oil, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, salt and vanilla and bring to a boil. Stir in both flours and cook over medium heat for about 10 minutes, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon, until the dough no longer sticks to the side and forms a ball in the center of the pan.

Step 2

Transfer the hot mixture to a large bowl, Using a hand held electric mixer, beat in the eggs, one at a time, until fully incorporated. Let the dough cool and then spoon it into a pastry bag fitted with a large star tip.

Step 3

Line a baking sheet with parchment. Pipe the batter in 10 inch strips onto the parchment, and let them set for 8 - 10 minutes, or until firm, but slightly tacky to the touch.

Step 4

In a large skillet, heat the remaining oil over high heat to 325°F. Slide the strips of dough into the pan, one at a time, and fry until golden brown, 5-7 minutes, turning once.

Step 5

Remove from the pan with a slotted spoon to paper towels to drain. Combine the remaining sugar and cinnamon. Toss the doughnuts in the cinnamon-sugar mixture to coat and then serve warm.

Step 6

Makes 12-15 donuts.

Did You Know?…

The recipe comes from a cookbook full of yummy Mexican treats called Mod Mex.

If you want to try your hand at homemade donuts, give this recipe a try. They really are fantastic.

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How about an entire Mexican meal?

Start out with taco soup or one of the suggestions below.

Top it off with these doughnuts.

Create a Mexican feast with this doughnut recipe as dessert. Start with our Chicken Enchilada casserole.

or Taco Salad.

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