Mexican Doughnut Recipe2013-05-04
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- Yield : 12 to 15 doughnuts
- Servings : 12 to 15
- Prep Time : 30m
- Cook Time : 10m
- Ready In : 40m
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.
- 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.