Fried Churros {Guest Posting}

From week one of our Pioneer Woman adventure, jokes have been flying about our love for Mexican food. We swore off fried recipes after the first week, somehow none of us got that message. Splattered covered stovetops and delicious dinners joined us together. So, when Julie asked me to do a guest post while she moved into her new home, it only seemed right to do a fried Mexican recipe.

I’d never eaten a churro before this week. And I can tell you with absolute certainty that I’ll be eating them again. Over and over and over… They’re beyond easy to make. Cross my heart – super duper crazy easy. If you can make cookies or cupcakes, you can make these.

I know some people have a fear of frying. I promise it’s easy and not to be feared. You don’t even need a special machine. I had a deep fryer but eventually tossed it because it became ridiculous to clean. Maybe you don’t know how I feel about scrubbing dishes. Scrubbing a deep fryer is even lower on my list of likes. I’d rather do laundry than scrub a deep fryer ever again.

My new and favorite method of frying is in my French oven but any deep pan will work. Additional items to make this adventure easier: a candy thermometer, a piping bag or large plastic bag and a large star tip.

The dough comes together surprisingly quick, then it’s cooled and added to your bag for piping. Dough is fried in very hot oil. I kind of get a kick out of watching things bubble and turn golden brown. I get this weird satisfaction out of it. And it’s kind of exciting too knowing what you’re making is going to have a super crisp exterior with a warm soft center.

Finish off these bad boys with a cinnamon sugar mixture and dip in warm chocolate.

I think I need another. Or ten.

Hop on over to Julie’s for the complete recipe! You know you want to. ;)

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26 Responses to “Fried Churros {Guest Posting}”

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    Shirley@bells-bakery — June 4, 2012 at 6:50 am

    Oooo Churros! These look delish,anything I can dip is good with me. Great guest post Julie :)

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    Shirley@bells-bakery — June 4, 2012 at 6:53 am

    Whoopsie read that wrong,thought julie was the guest poster lol :)

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    Brian @ A Thought For Food — June 4, 2012 at 8:13 am

    When it comes to such beautiful things like these fried churros, I have no will power. Pass me the plate!

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    Gina @ Running to the Kitchen — June 4, 2012 at 9:49 am

    Love, love, love. When I studied abroad in Spain there was this place called Casa Aranda in the city center that had the best fried churros with hot chocolate that was pretty much just pure melted chocolate for dipping. I still dream of that place sometimes. No churros in the states have ever done it justice. Going to check out the recipe!

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    Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch — June 4, 2012 at 10:26 am

    Gracious, these would be perfect dunked in my coffee this morning! :)

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    Tracey — June 4, 2012 at 10:46 am

    I’ve never had churros either but I really, really want to reach through the screen and grab one of yours! I used to fear frying but I’m kind of obsessed with it lately so these may be happening sooner rather than later…

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    amy @ fearless homemaker — June 4, 2012 at 11:08 am

    mmm, these sound fantastic!

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    Cassie — June 4, 2012 at 11:39 am

    Mexican is by-far the BEST. I adore these already Rachel!

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    Julia {The Roasted Root} — June 4, 2012 at 12:06 pm

    Authentic churro me, please! :) The fact that these are smaller (authentic) than the store-bought churros, means I can eat at least 3 times as many ;)

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    Julie @ Table for Two — June 4, 2012 at 3:57 pm

    you’re a doll! thanks for guest posting for me :) xoxo these are amazing and i wish i could have some!

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      Rachel — June 4, 2012 at 5:20 pm

      I was more than happy to help out! :) You’d have had to fight 4yo for some though lol. She was quite the churro thief.

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    Christina @ This Woman Cooks! — June 4, 2012 at 5:23 pm

    I absolutely loooove churros. I’m from Miami and churros are in every corner, now that I don’t have easy access to them I miss them!

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    LaChelle @ SugarDuchess — June 4, 2012 at 6:36 pm

    Yummm… I seriously need to get on this. What on earth could be better than sugared, deep-fried dough? Yours look absolutely perfect! Thanks for sharing :)

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    Carla @ Carla's Confections — June 5, 2012 at 5:59 am

    Those look so darn incredible! I can only imagine how amazing they tasted in the chocolate sauce. You had a great guest post over on Julie’s site :)

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — June 5, 2012 at 8:08 am

    If only I could eat this and only this for the rest of my life – wouldn’t that be nice?

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    Elizabeth@ Food Ramblings — June 5, 2012 at 8:42 am

    Yum, yum, yum….can’t wait to try them!

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    Steve @ the black peppercorn — June 5, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    As I said on Julie’s site – these look awesome. I love churros and dipping them in chocolate is perfect

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    Jennifer | Mother Thyme — June 5, 2012 at 3:15 pm

    I definitely wouldn’t be able to eat just one of these. They look so good especially dipped in chocolate! Yum!

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    Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen — June 5, 2012 at 5:02 pm

    Please fry some of these up for me!! :)

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    susan — June 5, 2012 at 5:50 pm

    Yes, Please! I am shocked that you have never eaten a churro! It’s probably the best “donut” one could possibly eat. Love that you made these, you have inspired me!

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    Michael @ BlueberryChuckle — June 5, 2012 at 6:46 pm

    TOTAL Yum! I usually grab the churos at Costco for $1, but homemade looks like so much more fun!

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    Aggie — June 6, 2012 at 6:00 am

    Oh churros are pretty irresistible if you ask me. I’m so impressed you made these at home, I want to have a churro party with my kids :)

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    Carrie @ Bakeaholic mama — June 6, 2012 at 11:48 am

    These look really good Rachel, hoping over to Julies page to see the guest post.

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    Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen — June 6, 2012 at 8:39 pm

    Chocolate and churros are heavenly together!

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    Monique — June 16, 2012 at 1:11 am

    OMG. YOU READ MY MIND! I FREAKING LOOOOOVE CHURROS (and anything deep fried and coated in sugar), like you can’t even understand. I will eat a churro anywhere, even if its not that great (disney land, taco bell, dell taco, el pollo loco). I used to go to the state fair with my family JUST so I could get these divine churros. I’d honestly get 2 (or 4) and opt out of everything else. Just walking around noming on my churros. I can’t wait to make these.

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    Paz — April 3, 2013 at 5:25 am

    But for the fact that churros are not Mexican, they are original from Spain, just to let you know lol! Love them to bits and I just dream of having a chocolate thick drink, the way we do it back home, with them churros! Mostly in winter times!!

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