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A white plate with churros and a ramekin with chocolate sauce
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Homemade Churros

Learn how to make churros the super easy way with just a few simple ingredients to get the most spectacular dessert for Valentine's Day or any other occasions. The churros are crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside, and are nicely coated with cinnamon sugar, then dipped into a delicious homemade chocolate dipping sauce for the ultimate dessert recipe.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Spanish
Servings: 15 churros
Calories: 44kcal


  • 1 cup plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 cup boiling water

For frying

  • 3 cups vegetable oil

For coating

  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  • In a large bowl, sift the flour, add the baking powder and mix well.
  • Make a well in the middle and add the boiling water and oil.
  • Use a spatula to mix everything well into a thick dough.
  • In a deep frying pan/pot, heat up the oil.
  • Transfer the dough to a sturdy piping bag fitted with a large star nozzle.
  • Pipe a churro of about 10 cm /4 inches long, and use kitchen scissors to cut it in order to drop it in the hot oil.
  • Fry for 2-3 minutes until golden, then transfer to a plate lined with kitchen paper to absorb the excess oil.
  • In a bowl, mix the cinnamon with sugar, and coat each churro well.
  • Serve with chocolate dipping sauce.



  • Piping bags are not as sturdy as they should be, if you find it tricky to pipe out the dough, double up the bags to make it stronger.
  • Use a neutral cooking oil for frying up the churros, as a stronger oil like olive oil might change the taste slightly.
  • Churros are best served straight away, while they are perfectly crispy, as when they cool down they tend to lose their crispiness.
  • Click on the chocolate dipping sauce in the ingredient list to get the recipe for my homemade chocolate sauce.


Calories: 44kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 36mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 1mg