Churros for Valentine’s Day? WHY NOT? Change it up this year - go the extra mile and be a Super Mamá! Cookies are great, but churros are better! Not only will you create a lasting memory, you’ll blow away any other Valentine’s Day treat your child receives. Yes, we are so extra! Bricia’s churro masa se aguado (became watery because Paulina gave the masa ojo) but by following this step-by-step guide, you can create this memorable treat at home:
What you’ll need:
2 cups of water
2 long sticks of cinnamon
¼ teaspoon salt
½ cup unsalted butter
2 cups all purpose flour
2 oz queso fresco
¼ cup milk
Vegetable oil, for frying
½ cup of sugar and 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, for rolling
In a large saucepan, bring water and cinnamon sticks to a boil. After the water comes to a boil, discard cinnamon. Add salt and butter and cook under medium heat until melted.
Remove the saucepan from heat and add flour all at once, stirring vigorously. Continue stirring stirring until the flour is fully incorporated and it becomes a smooth ball. Allow the mixture to cool in the pan for about 10-15 minutes.
Step 2 - secret ingredients!
Add queso fresco and milk, stirring to incorporate. Add the eggs, one at a time, and stir until the dough is nice and smooth. The dough must be thick, and not runny - almost a chewy, hard texture.
Heat 4 to 5 inches of oil in large Dutch oven or deep-fat fryer until it registers 325 degrees on a deep-fat thermometer.
Put some of the dough into a piping bag with a star tip. Holding piping bag a few inches above oil (taking care not to get too close to oil to avoid getting burned), pipe out strips of dough, cutting off 4-inch lengths with a knife or scissors. Cook as many as will fit comfortably at once, turning as they brown, about 5 minutes.
Drain on paper towels for 30 seconds and then roll in cinnamon sugar mixture. Enjoy immediately - IF Paulina didn’t give the churros ojo!
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