Corn Muffin Churros

Total Time:
30 min
Prep:
20 min
Cook:
10 min

Yield:
about 2 dozen churros
Level:
Intermediate

Ingredients
  • Vegetable oil, for frying (about 6 cups)
  • 1 8 .5-ounce box corn muffin mix
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar, plus more for sprinkling
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated orange zest
  • 2/3 cup buttermilk
  • Chocolate sauce or dulce de leche, warmed, for dipping
Directions

Heat 3 inches of oil in a large, deep skillet until a deep-fry thermometer registers 340 degrees. Combine the muffin mix, flour, sugar, baking powder and 1 teaspoon cinnamon in a bowl. Stir in the eggs, orange zest and buttermilk and whisk until combined.

Transfer half the batter to a pastry bag fitted with a large star tip (No. 844) and pipe 4-inch-long churros into the oil, about 4 at a time. (If you don't have a pastry bag, you can spoon the batter into the oil in lines.) Fry until golden, about 15 seconds per side, turning once. Remove with a slotted spoon to drain on paper towels. Repeat with the remaining batter.

Combine the remaining 1 teaspoon cinnamon with sugar to taste and sprinkle over the churros. Serve warm with the chocolate sauce.

Photograph by Ellie Miller


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