Easy As 1, 2, 3 | Churros with Chocolate Dipping Sauce

The other day my friend sent me a text and asked, “I want to try making doughnuts and want to make churros but they look difficult. Are they tricky to get right?!” I replied, “Nope! In fact, churros are the easiest doughnuts of all to make. There are only basic three steps!” She didn’t believe me, so I whipped up a batch that night, outlining the three steps and texted her with photos at each stage just to prove my point (hooray for technology!).

She was so surprised that it only took me about twenty minutes to prepare a fresh batch of these delicious crispy doughnuts. I shared the recipe with her and she reported back the next day with excellent results. This recipe is so simple, I wanted to share it here too.

For the doughnuts, I have a recipe that I’ve been using for years, and it never fails me. Over time, I have changed the method slightly, but the ingredients and quantities have always been the same.

It really is as easy as 1, 2, 3. Preparation takes hardly any time at all and it’s the perfect dish to whip up for dessert, or even as an indulgent snack. Churros can be enjoyed simply dusted in cinnamon sugar or served with dulce de leche or chocolate sauce. I’ve decided to share my chocolate dipping sauce recipe with you today, since I was in a chocolatey mood :)

Churros with Chocolate Dipping Sauce

2 cups plain flour

1 tablespoon baking powder

pinch of salt

500ml of boiling water

2 tablespoons of olive oil

vegetable oil, to fry

cinnamon sugar, to dust (just combine caster sugar with ground cinnamon)

Chocolate Dipping Sauce

150g milk chocolate, chopped

100g dark chocolate, chopped

300ml of cream

For the sauce:

1. Combine all ingredients in a double boiler and mix until melted and smooth (alternatively, you can pop it in the microwave and blitz it in short bursts of 20-30 seconds, mixing thoroughly at each interval. Repeat until all is melted and smooth).

For the doughnuts, it’s easy as 1, 2, 3:

1. Fill a deep, heavy based saucepan with vegetable oil. Place on medium-high heat and allow to heat. In a bowl, combine the flour, salt, baking powder, water and oil. Mix with a fork and make sure there are no lumps.

2. Spoon the mixture into  a piping bag with a star tip. When the oil has reached 170 degrees, pipe 12cm lengths into the oil, using scissors to snip them from the bag. Be careful not to splash the hot oil.

3. Fry until golden brown and dust in cinnamon sugar.

Serve warm with the sauce. That’s it :)

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Simple yet delicious. I’d make treats like this more often if I didn’t hate deep-frying!

Damnit, it’s almost too easy to make which would result in more overeating and oversnacking. I love and hate you for posting this. *goes to make a batch*

Oh wow, I didn’t realise how simple these would be to make! Although it is dangerous to all my gym efforts…gorgeous pics as always :)

Churros with chocolate are one of the most exquisite little treats! These look incredible, and I can’t believe how easy they seem. This could become a problem…

hooray for a new recipe! (: I love churros! It reminds me of themeparks :D

Oooo I love churros! That’s so easy! These look so good. Mmmmm cinnamon sugar goodness! I love how you made them and then sent pics to help your friend out, that’s fab!

Hey, I remember these on twitter the other day. Such comfort food during this freezing weather. Thanks for the easy steps!

these look delicious, and i really love your photos. of course, now i’m going to have to make these every day for a week…

THEY LOOK delicious!!!

i love churros, never thought i could make them at home. i don’t have a star tip, but i imagine i could improvise if need be:)

Like the others, I had no idea that churros were so easy to make. I’ve eaten them often but never thought about how to make them. I just assumed “special equipment” that I knew I didn’t have would be required.

This is a goer!

Well, going home just got better! Can’t wait to try this out. I have loved churros since I first tried them as a child. ^_^

Ange

ohmigosh there is no eggs and butter this is fabulous ahaha!

but…but..how do i make the churros? where can i find the directions? :(

i can imagine it would be yummy with chilled condensed milk too

Hi Linda, I just found your blog via twitter, @savoryexposure tweeted out one of your instagram photos. I love your blog and this recipe looks amazing! I’m pinning/bookmarking it to try it soon. Just one question, when you say plain flour, do you think it’s the same thing as all purpose flour (that we have in the States)? Thank you!

oh these look incredible! makes me want to dive in…must make.

Linda

Thanks everybody!

JulieD, plain flour is exactly the same as all purpose :)

Hi there, could I use an all purpose baking flour for this? This is the only thing available here in our location.

What a good friend you are! I didn’t realise churros could be so simple to make — thanks for opening my eyes! I’m a real chocolate lover but think I could make do without the choccy dip for this one (so I can savour the cinnamon goodness!).

these churros look absolutely amazing. so happy to have found you–everything here is gorgeous!

I think I need to make these. Soon.

I am so glad I stumbled upon your blog…I would have never guessed that it was quite as straight forward to throw together a doughnut…I can see myself making these and can also see my son doing a happy dance :-) The chocolate sauce will make it even nicer….indulgent recipe and truly yummy! this is bookmarked and will be making this sometime soon. Thanks

-Shilpa

OMG………..

I had no idea making churros is so easy! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

Great photos!

I have been meaning to make churros for a while now but kept putting it off coz its deep fried and though may be its fussy thing to make. And now I see this, and love and hate you!

omg, this are so incredibly tasty looking! I just found your blog and can’t wait to read more of it. Your photos are incredible!

Linda, they look delicious! And that chocolate sauce is sinful, too.

Churros are such addictive .. once I start find it tough to stop! I really should try making it once at home :)

Hi Linda
I just wanted to drop you a big “THANK YOU” for the churros recipe. I have just cooked about 5 batches for a friend of mine. She owns a homewares and lifestyle shop and this afternoon we had a Hot Chocolate and Churros VIP day for her customers. The churros went down really well and even secured me a couple of catering jobs. Again thank you for sharing.
Ros

These look so yummy! Horribly bad for me, but really yummy!

lovely photography :D i really like your blog (+ the butter sugar flour one) I’ve made your mocha meringues before!

- a teen baker/blogger

Great recipe. Growing up in South Texas, I’ve definitely had my share of churros both delicious and ….not. You’re totally right–the simpler the recipe, the tastier they are!

Courtney

SO easy, I was looking for something sweet and easy and these were perfect!! I added a little cayenne pepper to the sugar/cinnamon mix to give it a little bit of a kick!

these look amazing

I’ve tried churros the first time in Melbourne..heavenly delicious eaten hot..I must try your recipe!

kenz

…o.O… om nom nom
just made your raspberry marshmallows from your other blog and now i’ve found this; i get this sneaking suspicion that if i keep looking at your blogs there will be no more ingredients left in the pantry :P

Your picture sold me. I am making this for breakfast tomorrow.

Mmm… churros… hahaha. This looks delicious! I must make them! Great post!

-Brandon
http://www.theyummybits.com
@theyummybits

Oh.. churros! I love them! I can’t wait to try them with chocolate sauce!

I’ve always wanted to give homemade churros a try. Yours look perfect.

ChurroLovers(;

me gusta mucho la clase de espanol

greaaaat recipe. 5 minutes after reading this, I made my 1st batch hohohoho *happy* too bad I didn’t have chocolate ready for the sauce. I end up eating it with Nutella =)
thanks!

amy ritchie

Yeah. Didnt work! Wasted my time and dissapointed children. Cheers.

does that recipe make 10 or one

Charlotte

Hi Linda,
I’ve tried to follow the recipe and the churros do look like your photos but the inside is not quite fully cooked. What am I doing wrong? I’ve tried several batches but they all are uncooked inside. Help! Thanks Lottie x

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