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Sabroso Saturday: Mexican Crullers (Churros) & A Giveaway!

March 5, 2011 14 Comments »

It’s a beautiful day and Spring is almost here!

Sabroso Saturday, the online recipe blog hop brought to you by Ms. Latina of Latina of Latina On A Mission, couldn’t fall on a more beautiful day.   Be sure to stop by her page and visit all the other wonderful recipes around the blogosphere!

Today I present to you a sweet recipe in honor of The Sweet Treat Apron Giveaway with a Daisy Martinez recipe that will remind you of the warmer days to come.

Churros are little Mexican crullers that are crispy and sweet on the outside and soft and fluffy on the inside.  Preparation is easy and the results will leave you with an empty serving dish.

Here you go!

Mexican Churros and link to printable recipe (photo credit)

Ingredients

Crullers:

  • 1 cup water
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 to 5 eggs
  • Canola oil, for frying
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Directions

  1. To make the crullers: In a medium saucepan, heat 1 cup water, the butter, sugar, vanilla, and salt over medium-high heat until the edges of the liquid start to bubble. Add the flour all at once and stir briskly with a wooden spoon until well mixed and no lumps of flour remain.
  2. Remove from the heat. Add 4 of the eggs, 1 at a time, beating well with a wooden spoon after each. The dough should look soft and glossy and keep a “hook” shape when the spoon is pulled from the dough. If not, beat in the last egg.
  3. Scrape the dough into a pastry bag fitted with a star tip. Pour enough canola oil into a deep heavy skillet (cast iron is ideal) to fill 1-inch. Heat over medium heat until the tip of the handle of a wooden spoon gives off a slow steady stream of tiny bubbles. Carefully pipe the dough into the oil, forming 6-inch crullers. Pipe only as many crullers into the oil as fit comfortably. Overcrowding the pan will result in soggy crullers. Fry, turning once, until golden brown on each side. Drain on paper towels. Repeat with the remaining dough.
  4. Put the sugar and the cinnamon in a paper bag. Crimp the top and shake well to mix. Drop a few crullers at a time into the bag and shake until coated. Best served as soon as possible.

Makes 12-15 servings

Giveaway Details!

Giveaway is now closed.

One (1) lucky reader will win this whimsical apron by Avon.

Sweet Treat Donut Apron (photo credit)

Mandatory Entry: Please leave a comment on this post telling me what treats remind you of the warmer days to come.  That is all.  Easy right?

For additional entries feel free to do any of the requests below to get one (1) extra entry for each.

  • Like The Digital Latina on Facebook
  • Follow The Digital Latina on Twitter
  • Like Daisy Martinez’s Official Fan Page on Facebook

Must have a valid email address.

** This giveaway will end Friday, March 11, 2011 at 11:59 P.M. **

The winner will be chosen by random and announced on the next Sabroso Saturday (on March 12, 2011).

Sorry this giveaway is open for U.S. residents only.

Good luck and enjoy!

XO,

Disclosure:  This post was not sponsored by Avon or Daisy Martinez.  All opinions are my own.


14 Comments

  1. Mariana March 5, 2011 at 6:43 pm - Reply

    Churros look a little challenging to make… I think I’ll stick to store-bought ones! Lazy me :P

  2. Carolyn G March 5, 2011 at 7:23 pm - Reply

    You had me at churros! I love churros. I am looking forward to lots of fruit salad and homemade ice cream! But now i am so craving churros!

  3. Gabrielle Morel March 5, 2011 at 9:32 pm - Reply

    Interesting! I’ve never had Churros before! I’d love to try this.

    My favorite summer dish has to be Beef Patties with cheese. It always makes me think about my summers growing up in Brooklyn. :)

  4. Lisa March 5, 2011 at 11:11 pm - Reply

    I’m really looking forward to slushies and fresh fruit. Yum. Thx for the churros recipe. Sounds delish!

  5. OfeliaNJ March 6, 2011 at 12:42 am - Reply

    These churros look yummy! I’m reminded of the opening to Daisy’s show, where a lady sold these on the street.

    My favorite summertime snack is zeppoles. It’s always fun to carry a bag of zeppoles at the fair, shaking them up to get more sugar on them. For some reason though, these last couple of years I was wearing dark-colored shirts and got smeared with powdered sugar.

  6. OfeliaNJ March 6, 2011 at 12:46 am - Reply

    Liked Digital Latina on Facebook

  7. OfeliaNJ March 6, 2011 at 12:48 am - Reply

    Following Digital Latina on Twitter

  8. OfeliaNJ March 6, 2011 at 12:48 am - Reply

    Liked Daisy Martinez page on Facebook

  9. Run DMT March 6, 2011 at 12:10 pm - Reply

    Mmmmm…I love Mexican churros.

    That apron is adorable! Following you on Twitter. :-)

  10. Run DMT March 6, 2011 at 12:12 pm - Reply

    Oh I forgot to tell you what treats remind me of warmer days. It would have to be margaritas, which is my favorite summer drink.

  11. Nancy Martinez March 7, 2011 at 3:23 pm - Reply

    For the coming warmer days I love “Limber De Coco”, love t0 drink “Piña Colada”. Its like the only time I could eat a bit lighty…like alot of salads, vegetables and a piece of meat.

  12. Adal Gutierrez March 7, 2011 at 10:51 pm - Reply

    Ok, yes, churros take effort, but they are so good! Thanks for the recipe! now I need cajeta ;)

  13. Yolaly Infante March 12, 2011 at 3:05 am - Reply

    I’m really looking forward to having BBQ ribs by the pool ;)

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