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Churros with Chocolate

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 20 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook: 10 min
  • Yield: about 1 dozen (4-inch) churros
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Ingredients

1 cup water

1 1/2 tablespoons sugar, plus more for dredging

Pinch kosher salt

1 cup self-rising flour

2 eggs, plus 1 egg yolk

Peanut oil, for frying

6 ounces specialty flavored chocolate, chopped

Directions

  1. Special equipment: Piping bag fitted with a large star decorating tip
  2. Make the dough by heating water, sugar and salt in saucepan over medium heat until hot. Add the flour all at once and stir vigorously for 1 minute on the heat to dry the mixture out. Remove from heat and transfer the dough to a stand mixer bowl; mix on low speed until there is no longer steam escaping from the dough. With the mixer running on medium, add the eggs, 1 at a time, incorporating completely until a shiny, smooth texture forms before adding the next egg, and then the egg yolk. Scrape down the mixer bowl with a rubber spatula between each addition. Transfer the dough to the piping bag.
  3. Pour oil into a large heavy bottomed pot to a depth of 4 inches; heat over medium-high heat to 375 degrees F.
  4. To fry the churros, carefully squeeze the dough from the piping bag directly over the oil in 3 to 4-inch lengths, cutting the dough at the tip with a butter knife and gently dropping them into the oil. Turn frequently with a Chinese strainer or tongs until golden brown, about 3 minutes. Work in batches to prevent overcrowding the pan and allowing the oil to reheat to 375 degrees F between each batch. Drain the churros on a paper towels and then toss in sugar to coat while still warm.
  5. Melt the chocolate in a glass bowl set over a pan of barely simmering water. Arrange the curros on a serving platter and serve the chocolate sauce alongside. Enjoy!
  6. Cook's Note: Self-rising flour makes the churros a bit lighter and fluffier, but all-purpose flour works just fine. Pick your favorite flavored chocolate; I love the flavor of orange and chocolate or even bacon chocolate with these churros!
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