A churro is a popular snack consisting of fried dough dusted with cinnamon and sugar. Originating in Spain and Portugal, churros can be eaten for breakfast, as a snack or as a dessert and are often paired with chocolate or caramel sauce. Nowadays, there are two main types of churros -- Mexican and Spanish. They are quite simple to make, using just a few staple ingredients such as sugar, flour, cinnamon and vanilla. Read on to learn how to make different kinds of churros.
By following this simple Mexican churro recipe, you will have the classic, stick-shaped churros with a simple cinnamon sugar taste.
Churros are often paired with a sweet sauce to complement the sweet dough. The classic sauces are chocolate and caramel, but dipping churros in coffee or milk can be a tasty treat early in the morning. If you feel like adding some kick to your churros, try making a chocolate sauce infused with chili powder for a sweet and spicy taste.
You can completely change your churros by introducing red velvet into the mix. This recipe adds red velvet and cream cheese to a standard churro recipe. The process of filling the churros with the cream cheese filling takes a little more preparation and practice, but the result is an incredibly rich and flavorful treat.