Classic Churros with a Twist

Indulge in the delightful crunch and soft interior of homemade churros, a treat that brings a piece of Spanish cuisine right into your kitchen. This recipe simplifies the process, allowing you to create these sugary, buttery delights with an optional Nutella filling for an extra layer of decadence. Let’s get started on this sweet adventure.


  • Water: 250ml
  • Sugar: 30g, plus extra for coating
  • Salt: 1/4 teaspoon
  • Vanilla Extract: 1/2 teaspoon
  • Butter: 50g, unsalted
  • All-Purpose Flour: 200g
  • Eggs: 2, large
  • Nutella: Optional, for filling


  1. Prepare the Dough:
    • In a medium saucepan, combine the water, 30g of sugar, salt, and butter. Bring the mixture to a boil over medium heat, stirring until the butter is fully melted.
    • Remove the saucepan from the heat and stir in the vanilla extract. Quickly add the flour, stirring vigorously until the mixture forms a smooth dough that pulls away from the sides of the pan.
  2. Incorporate the Eggs:
    • Allow the dough to cool slightly, then add the eggs one at a time, fully incorporating each egg before adding the next. The dough should be smooth and glossy.
  3. Heat the Oil:
    • Fill a deep skillet or saucepan with oil, about 2 inches deep, and heat it to 180°C (356°F). Prepare a plate lined with paper towels for draining the churros.
  4. Pipe and Fry:
    • Spoon the dough into a piping bag fitted with a large star tip. Carefully pipe 4-6 inch lengths of dough into the hot oil, cutting it with scissors. Fry the churros, turning them occasionally, until they are golden brown on all sides.
  5. Coat with Sugar:
    • Mix some sugar in a shallow dish. Drain the churros on the paper towels briefly, then while still warm, roll them in the sugar to coat.
  6. Serve with Nutella:
    • If using Nutella, warm it slightly to make it more fluid for dipping. Serve the churros with Nutella on the side for dipping, or fill them using a narrow piping tip and bag.

Enjoy the irresistible texture and flavor of these homemade churros, perfect for a special treat or to bring a touch of Spanish flair to your dessert table. Whether enjoyed plain, sugared, or filled with Nutella, they’re sure to be a hit.

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