Churros

  • Level: Intermediate
  • Total: 1 hr
  • Prep: 15 min
  • Inactive: 15 min
  • Cook: 30 min
  • Yield: 35 to 40 churros
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Ingredients

1/2 cup butter

1 cup water

1/4 teaspoon salt

2 limes, zested

1 cup all-purpose flour

3 eggs, beaten

Vegetable oil, for frying

1/2 cup sugar

2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

Special equipment: Pastry bag and large star tip

Directions

Special equipment:
Pastry bag and large star tip
  1. In a large saucepan over medium heat, melt butter with water, salt and zest of 1 lime. Bring to a simmer and then slowly whisk in flour. Remove from heat and keep whisking until mixture forms a ball and breaks away from the sides of the pan. Slowly add eggs in thirds. Spoon batter into a pastry bag fitted with a large star tip and refrigerate 15 minutes. Meanwhile, fill a large saucepan 2/3 full with vegetable oil and heat to 350 degrees F. Remove batter from refrigerator and slowly squeeze 3-inch long strips of batter into the oil. Fry in batches, until golden brown, 5 to 6 minutes, flipping halfway through. Drain churros on paper towels. In a paper bag, add sugar, cinnamon and remaining zest. Once churros have cooled slightly, in batches, toss churros in bag and shake to coat with cinnamon sugar. Serve warm.