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Prep Time: 20 min
Servings: 6-8
Cooking Time: 45 min
  • 125ml - water
  • 125ml - full-cream milk
  • 60ml - white sugar
  • - pinch of salt
  • 125ml - butter
  • 250ml - all-purpose flour
  • - 4 medium eggs
  • 5ml - vanilla extract
  • 700ml - canola oil
  • 30ml - ground cinnamon

1 In a medium pot, bring the water, milk, 5ml (1t) sugar, salt and butter to a boil. Once it starts to bubble, remove from the heat. Add the flour and stir until a thick dough forms.

2 Return the pot to heat and stir continuously for 1-2 minutes to partially cook the flour. The dough will be quite sticky, and a thin layer should form on the bottom of the pan.

3 Transfer the dough to a mixing bowl and allow to cool for 10 minutes.

4 Once the dough is slightly cooled, transfer it to the bowl of a stand mixer. Start the mixer to loosen the dough, so that it will be easier to incorporate the eggs.

5 With the mixer set on low, slowly add the eggs and vanilla extract, and mix until a smooth batter forms.

6 Place the batter into a piping bag with a star-shaped nozzle.

7 In a large saucepan, heat the oil to 180°C. Pipe the batter directly into the oil in lengths of 10-15cm, using scissors to cut off the batter at the desired length. Deep-fry until golden brown. Once cooked, transfer the churros to a plate lined with paper towel to drain any excess oil. Allow to cool.

8 While you wait, mix the cinnamon and the remaining sugar in a shallow bowl. Once churros have cooled, dust them with the cinnamon sugar. Enjoy with chocolate dipping sauce. 

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