Oven-Baked Churros #SundaySupper

This Sunday Supper we are celebrating the start of American Football season. Now we are not really a sports house, my husband doesn’t care for any sport and I am a basketball fan but since I can’t watch it in the UK I haven’t been keeping up with it. But I use to love going over to people’s houses for football parties because it always meant great food and fun with friends, I mean seriously what is not to like about that? So even if you don’t care for American Football you can still join in on the fun this Sunday because it is all about food and fellowship.

I debated for a long time what I should feature. Thinking about American football started me thinking about the few years we spent in Texas which of course then got me thinking about Mexican food, seriously I didn’t think I would miss it this much. To give you an idea of conversations between my husband and I we started talking about parties we use to go to at friends houses to watch things like the super bowl, and that drifted to BBQing fajitas and somehow that turning into going to Texas fairs and eating fried foods. Now I don’t know if you can follow the logic but that is how conversations often are with us, random. Once the topic turned to friend foods we both started reminiscing about the deliciousness of churros. Now if you have never had a churro before just picture fried bread covered in cinnamon sugar, it is amazing. Now one, I don’t have a deep fryer and two, I value my arteries so we opted for a slightly healthier attempt on them and I am happy to say they were very much like I remembered.

Oven-Baked Churros

113g (1/2 c) unsalted butter

1/2 tsp salt

250mL (1 c) water
125g (
1 c) plain flour

3 eggs

1 tsp vanilla
100g (
1/2 c.) cinnamon sugar
recipe from Cooking with my kid


Preheat oven to 180 C (350 F)
In a medium saucepan combine the butter, salt and water. Bring to a boil over medium high heat.

Remove from heat add the flour and stir with a spoon to combine. Mixture will thicken and start to resemble the texture of mashed potatoes.

With a spoon begin adding one egg at a time, mixing well before adding another. After adding each egg, the mixture will become wet and glossy, but after mixing on high for a few seconds it will thicken again, again. When all the eggs are are combined add the vanilla. The dough will be thick and starchy, (still with a similar texture to mashed potatoes.)

Spoon the dough into a pastry bag fitted with a medium sized star tip. I found to get consistent results they were best not much larger then a pencil. Pipe 8-inch rows of the dough with at least 1 inch between each churro onto a lightly greased baking tray.

Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown, and when a toothpick comes out clean. The time will differ depending on how thick yours are so keep an eye on them, you want them just when they are just turning a golden brown but not completely browned other wise they will be too hard.

Immediately transfer warm churros onto a plate of cinnamon sugar and cover. Or alternatively in a bag that you shake just keep in mind that the churros are quite delicate so they will break.

They are best if they are served soon after they are taken out of the oven

 
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