Mexican Churros (fried and baked) and my Churro song

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                    My Churro Song

Rushing to that corner shop

Giggling all the way

Pushing open the glass door

Breathing in the air

Wafting smells of coffee and churros

I remember till this day.

Scrambling to catch the corner seats

While some friends bring the tray.

Chatting over steaming cups

Was how we met every Friday.

Swirling slender fritters in chocolate

Catching up on the week gone by

Gathered sweet memories which

I remember till this day.

Till one fine day we couldn’t meet

As everyone went her way.

Aromas and flavours from those days

Linger till today

If you are reading this my dear friends

I will make for you some churros.

Let’s catch up on the years gone by

Let’s meet up once again

Relive all those fun filled moments

and tastes of yesterday.

-written by skd@aromasandflavours.com


Dear friends and readers,As you  all know I am not a poet so please excuse my attempt at poetry. It’s just that I made some yummy churros and they turned out so well that my heart broke out into this song   🙂

Actually certain aromas and flavors trigger  memories of wonderful days gone by. They instantly take you down memory lane. Scrumptious, hot,cinnamony, sweet churros are one such food. I am sure every one of you has their own churro memory from childhood. Though the origin of churros is unclear, they are believed to be from Spain. They are usually fried either straight or curled, dusted with cinnamon sugar and served with hot chocolate sauce. I learnt that there is a difference between churros made in Spain and those in Mexico. Spanish ones are vegan and have olive oil in them whereas the Mexican churros are made with egg and butter and are sweeter.

The dough is very easy to make. After it is made it is transferred into a  churrera, a syringe with a star-shaped nozzle. We can use a pastry/icing bag with a star shaped nozzle. I fried half of them and baked the rest. Both tasted very good. I found the baked ones a little crunchier. You can try both and decide which ones you like better.

Fried churros on the left and baked ones on the right
Fried churros on the left and baked ones on the right

     Recipe: Mexican Churros-fried and baked

Step 1:

Making the dough: In a saucepot put 1 cup water, 2 1/2 tbsp. sugar, 1/4 tsp. salt, 1/2 cup butter, 1 tsp. vanilla and bring to a boil. Add 1 cup sifted flour and keep stirring till the dough comes together. It should take about a minute. Make sure it is lump free. Take off heat and add 3 eggs one by one, whisking all the while.

Step 2:

Piping and frying: Spoon in the dough into a pastry bag fitted with a star nozzle. Pipe in about 6-inch strips of dough into medium hot oil and fry till golden brown.(Note: Use a thicker pastry bag as the plastic one can split open while piping)

Step 3:

Sugar dusting:Combine 1 cup sugar with 2 tsps. ground cinnamon.Toss in the hot churros, tossing to coat. Serve with chocolate sauce.

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Baked Churros

After Step 1, pipe long strips of dough on a baking tray lined with greased baking paper.  Spray churros lightly with cooking oil.Bake in the oven 200C (392 degrees Fahrenheit) until they look crisp and golden. It should take about 10-12 minutes.

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Step 4:

Hot chocolate sauce:Melt 3 1/2 ounces chopped chocolate in a micro wave.Warm 1/2 cup heavy cream in a small saucepan. (Do not let it boil.) Pour the heavy cream over the melted chocolate. Stir to combine. Serve hot or warm.

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fried churros

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baked churros
baked churros

So dip these light,airy,crunchy,sweet snacks in hot chocolate sauce and enjoy with friends. I will see if I can get hold of some of my school friends. Anyways I am taking these yummy delicate churros to share with my Fiesta friday friends. I hope Angie keeps a work station for me so that I can serve them hot.Joining her are two amazing co-hosts – Juju @ cookingwithauntjuju and Indira @ I’ll Cook, You Wash 

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63 Comments Add yours

  1. Ms.K says:

    so delicious, i love churros!

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you ☺

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  2. Love churros, never tried baked, they are delicious with sugar oh and a hot cup of coffee. YUM.

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    1. skd says:

      Yes Suzanne. Churros are an all time favorite ☺👍Baked ones were good too.

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  3. What fun…Love it all! Hugs, Cheryl

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you Cheryl 💕

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  4. I love churros but haven’t ever made them either. I need to practice so they are ready by Cinco de Mayo!

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    1. skd says:

      I am sure you will nail it on the first go Julie. The doughs always amazingly listen to you ☺

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  5. Fazal says:

    Waiting in corner restaurant to get a bite of churros.When did SKD went to mexico to steal their recipe
    Good sticks

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    1. skd says:

      Please order a plate for me 😉I will join you soon

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you so much ☺

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  6. I have never made Churros before and I love, love Churros…They really look amazing and I bet you can’t eat just one 😀

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    1. skd says:

      They are very light and airy Linda besides being yummy. So stopping at one is next to impossible. But they have to be served hot because they tend to become soft after an hour. Thank you for liking it ☺ 👍

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  7. beckyabb says:

    Yum! I adore churros! 🙂

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  8. Churros???? You bad lassie you!!!! You know I will want these , espesh from your recipe x

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    1. skd says:

      Da de Dah Dahhhh dahhhh dah!!!
      Yum yum yum!!!
      A plate of churros just for you
      Here it comes!!!

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      1. Ha ,,,ha ha ha haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa ha xxx

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  9. That’s a lovely poem Skd 😊 The churros look fabulous 😀 How is the texture of the baked churros?

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you Freda. It was haphazard and spontaneous. So i just jotted it down. Wasn’t sure if I should post it 😉 But I am so glad to know you liked it. The churros were crunchy to bite and soft and light inside. The sugar and cinnamon dusting made the texture grainy. In the whole a delicious snack meant to be eaten hot.

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      1. Thanks for the detailed explanation dear ! I shall definitely try the baked ones , guilt free treat 🙂

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  10. Love churros. Yours look spectacular!

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you so much. They were delicious ☺

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  11. I love churros and posted a fried version 3 months ago. I also had a few versions of them in Spain when I was visiting 3 weeks ago. I appreciate this post with varieties of preparations and toppings. They are just wonderful. I want to lick my screen. 😛

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you so much Fae for appreciating my Churros after trying the original Spanish ones. The Spanish don’t use egg in it right? I think they stay crisper for a long time. The baked ones turned out surprisingly very good. One guilt free snack in my kitty.

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  12. nitali04 says:

    This looks delicious!

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you Nitali. they turned out deliciou 🙂

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    2. skd says:

      Thank you so much Nitali

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  13. nancyc says:

    Great song! And those Churros look great too! 🙂

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you so much Nancy ☺

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  14. I was looking for the “play” button thinking you might sing your churro song LOL! I love these things, keep seeing recipes and have never made them. Yours sure do look good – thanks for bringing these to Fiesta Friday 🙂

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  15. Kaila says:

    I loved your churro song, and these look delicious! I love all the different dips you used too. Happy FF, and have a wonderful weekend. I’m sure these will be a hit at the fiesta.

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you Kaila.Have an awesome weekend too. Those chocolate and sprinkle ones were for the kids of my extended family. They loved them so much. Baked ones for me 😐 because food blogging is not very kind on the waistline 😉

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      1. Kaila says:

        I cheat when I blog. I’ll make twelve cupcakes, and then decorate them four different ways. That way I get four blog posts out of one batch, instead of eating 4 batches of cupcakes. But, then again, my neighbors like when I bake a lot because they tend to reap the rewards.

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      2. skd says:

        Whoa! Bookmarking this tip. No wonder you maintain your ravishing looks. Lucky neighbors !!
        But one more help I need from you dear Kaila . Can you help me find a house in your neighbourhood 😉

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  16. I’ve never had churros. These look delicious. What an all together fantastic post. Hugs!

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you so much dear.The churros are so easy to make and delicious too . Hugs and regards 💕

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  17. Lol I love your song / poem and the churros recipe! Thanks for sharing this at FF and making me intensely crave churros 🙂 Happy weekend!

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    1. skd says:

      Haha 😊 Thanks a lot. That song was spontaneous. … I am rather shy about having posted it 🙈lol. But thank you for the motivation. But the churros were super yumm… Happy FF to you too 👍

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      1. Lol. Sometimes when I post I wonder if parts sound to o crazy, but then those are the sections that I get the most compliments on. Lol. So keep on singing!

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      2. skd says:

        Yay thank you! !! You made my day 💕

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  18. Ginger says:

    Great minds think alike – just posted my filled churros! I will have to give your baked version a try as I’ve never made that. Thanks for posting, you’re such an inspiration!

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    1. skd says:

      Filled churros! ! Wow that’s one notch higher. Amazing how you come up with such interesting recipes. I am hopping on to your blog right now.

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      1. Ginger says:

        Just watch those calories 😉

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      2. skd says:

        A couple of those filled yummy delights shouldn’t do any harm. They look so innocent and inviting. Plus I was looking for some brain growth 😉 Please let me lay my hands on them Ginger..please oh please !!!

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  19. Sandhya says:

    Ana, It is so true how some flavors and aromas transport us back to childhood days, I loved your poetry. You are such a multi-talented person! I am saving the churro recipe. I never know that they could be baked. Looks so yummy and you say they are crunchier when baked- I am sold!

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    1. skd says:

      Awe thank you Sandhya 😍Thats such an awesome thing to say. Thank you thank you thank you 💕
      The baked ones turned out quite good Sandhya. But one little bit I thought I will remember next time. The cinnamon sugar could be sprinkled in the last couple of minutes in the oven or when they are hot and just out of the oven so that it sticks to the churros.

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      1. Sandhya says:

        Thank you for the tip Ana! You are so kind.

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  20. Sarah James @ Tales From The Kitchen Shed says:

    Your churros look delicious, I love it that you can bake them in the oven. They look very similar to the chichis we get here in France, we love to buy a cone of chichis with a pot of hot chocolate & walk along the beach eating them, a real treat. Now I’ll be able to bake my own, thanks for sharing 🙂

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you Sarah ☺ 👍 Walking on the beach with churros and hot chocolate !!!Thats indeed a real treat….a dream outing 😍

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  21. I am not at all into cooking, but all your dishes look so yumm ! 🙂

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you so much for the motivation. Please do keep visiting. And I love the way you write on your blog. Excellent work!

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      1. Thank you. I certainly will. Who doesn’t like to see such tempting dishes . 🙂

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  22. Rana says:

    Baked Churros! I’ve died and gone to heaven!!!! YUM YUM YUM, plus I get to sinf that cute song as I enjoy them 😉 !

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    1. skd says:

      Haha I am so glad you liked the song. My daughter wouldn’t let me post it 😉 And as for the churros everyone enjoyed them.They turned out yum.
      And wait a minute dear sis
      The woods are lovely dark and deep
      And miles to go before we sleep 😉

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  23. Wow looks perfect!! And loved the churro song 😊

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    1. skd says:

      Aww…thank you. I was literally hiding after posting that song 🙈

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      1. Haha no trust me it’s awesome 😘

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      2. skd says:

        Thank you for the motivation dear 🙂

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