Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen
Mini Churros with Dulce de Leche Hot Chocolate
Total:
40 min
Active:
20 min
Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Advanced
Total:
40 min
Active:
20 min
Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Advanced

Ingredients

Directions

Make the churros: Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and fit a pastry bag with a 1/2-inch star tip; set aside. Combine 1 cup water, the butter, shortening, 1 tablespoon granulated sugar and the salt in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil. Stir in the flour with a wooden spoon, then reduce the heat to low and stir vigorously until the mixture forms a ball, about 1 minute. Let cool slightly, then transfer the dough to the pastry bag. Pipe 1-inch logs onto the prepared baking sheet, using kitchen shears to snip off each piece (you should have 26 to 28 churros). Let rest at room temperature, about 20 minutes.

Meanwhile, make the hot chocolate: Bring the milk to a simmer in a saucepan over medium heat. Add the chocolate, dulce de leche and cinnamon stick. Cook, stirring, until the chocolate melts and the mixture is combined, about 2 minutes. Cover and keep warm over low heat.

Fry the churros: Heat about 2 inches of vegetable oil in a Dutch oven or large pot until a deep-fry thermometer registers 360 degrees F. Combine the remaining 1/4 cup granulated sugar, the brown sugar and ground cinnamon in a large bowl. Working in three batches, fry the churros until golden and crisp, 4 to 5 minutes. Remove with a slotted spoon and transfer to a rack set over a baking sheet. Let cool about 5 minutes, then add to the cinnamon sugar and toss to coat.

Remove the cinnamon stick from the hot chocolate and divide among mugs. Top with whipped cream and drizzle with dulce de leche. Serve with the churros.

Photograph by Con Poulos

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Churros

Recipe courtesy of Michelle Bernstein

Mini Chicken and Broccoli Pot Pies

Recipe courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis

Mini Strawberry Cheesecake Bites

Recipe courtesy of Sasha Perl-Raver

Mini Chocolate Ganache Cupcakes

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Mini Meatball Sandies

Recipe courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis

Mini Beef Wellingtons with Gorgonzola

Mini Twice-Baked Potatoes

Recipe courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis

Carrot and Zucchini Mini-Muffins

Recipe courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis

Craveworthy Eats 3 Videos

Crave-Worthy Egg Sandwich 03:24

Claire puts her own spin on a bacon, egg and cheese breakfast sandwich.

Browse Reviews By Keyword

          On TV

          The Pioneer Woman

          9:30am | 8:30c

          The Pioneer Woman

          1:30pm | 12:30c

          Chopped

          2pm | 1c

          Chopped

          3pm | 2c

          Chopped

          4pm | 3c

          Chopped

          5pm | 4c

          Chopped

          6pm | 5c

          Chopped

          7pm | 6c
          On Tonight
          On Tonight

          Chopped

          9pm | 8c

          Chopped

          10pm | 9c

          Chopped

          11pm | 10c

          Chopped

          12am | 11c

          Chopped

          1am | 12c

          Chopped

          2am | 1c
          powered by PubExchange

          Get Cooking