Churros with Chocolate Sauce

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Churros with Chocolate Sauce

Ingredients:

For the Churros:

  • 1 cup water
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

For the Chocolate Sauce:

  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips or chopped chocolate
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions:

1. Prepare the Churro Dough:

  • In a medium saucepan, combine the water, sugar, salt, and vegetable oil. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat.
  • Remove the saucepan from the heat and stir in the flour until the mixture forms a ball.
  • Allow the dough to cool for a few minutes before transferring it to a piping bag fitted with a large star tip.

2. Heat the Oil:

  • In a large, deep skillet or deep fryer, heat about 2 inches of vegetable oil to 375°F (190°C).

3. Fry the Churros:

  • Carefully pipe 4-6 inch strips of dough into the hot oil, cutting the dough with scissors. Fry the churros until golden brown, turning them occasionally to ensure even cooking, about 2-3 minutes per side.
  • Using a slotted spoon, remove the churros from the oil and drain them on paper towels.

4. Coat the Churros:

  • In a shallow dish, mix together the granulated sugar and ground cinnamon.
  • While the churros are still warm, roll them in the cinnamon-sugar mixture until coated.

5. Prepare the Chocolate Sauce:

  • In a small saucepan, heat the heavy cream over medium heat until it begins to simmer. Do not let it boil.
  • Remove the saucepan from the heat and add the chocolate chips. Let sit for a minute, then stir until the chocolate is completely melted and smooth.
  • Stir in the vanilla extract.

6. Serve:

  • Arrange the churros on a serving platter and serve with the warm chocolate sauce on the side for dipping.

Enjoy your delicious homemade churros with rich chocolate sauce! This classic treat is perfect for any occasion and is sure to be a hit with friends and family.