Churros with Chocolate Sauce

March/April 2021 Big Y Dig In Magazine Recipe
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Churros with Chocolate Sauce
Serving: Serves 16 (2 churros each)
Prep Time: 35 Minutes
Cook Time: Cook 2-3 Minutes
Churros with Chocolate Sauce
Recipe By: Logo Site

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1/4 cup plus 3 tablespoons Big Y sugar, divided

1 teaspoon Big Y ground cinnamon

1 cup water

2 tablespoons Big Y light brown sugar

1/2 teaspoon Big Y salt

2/3 cup Big Y salted butter, divided

1 cup Big Y all-purpose flour

2 big Y Large White Eggs

1 teaspoon Big Y pure vanilla extract

-Big Y vegetable oil, for frying

1 (4-ounce) bar dark chocolate

1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

1/3 cup Big Y heavy whipping cream

1/4 teaspoon Big Y chili powder

-pinch Big Y salt


1. Wash hands with soap and water.

2. In a shallow dish, combine ΒΌ cup sugar and cinnamon; set aside.

3. In a large saucepan over medium heat, combine water, brown sugar, salt and ? cup butter; bring to a boil. Remove from the heat and stir in flour and mix until well blended.

4. In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs and vanilla; add to the flour mixture and stir until well blended and all the egg mixture is completely mixed in. Note: Stirring into the flour will take some time. Wash hands with soap and water after handling eggs.

5. Preheat 2-inches vegetable oil in a 10- to 12-inch frying pan to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.

6. Fill a large pastry bag with dough and attach a tip size 4B.

7. Test your oil with a small amount of dough. The dough should bubble up immediately. Once oil is hot enough, squeeze about 4-inches of dough into oil. Add as many 4-inch-long churros as will fit comfortably without overcrowding.

8. Cook for 1-2 minutes and turn over with a slotted spoon and cook for another minute or until golden brown. Remove with a slotted spoon and place on a paper towel-lined plate to absorb excess grease; let cool slightly.

9. While still warm, sprinkle each churro with the sugar and cinnamon until heavily coated.

10. In the top of a double boiler, melt remaining butter and chocolate bar. Add cayenne, chili powder and remaining sugar; stir until smooth. Slowly add in cream and pinch of salt. Mix to combine. Serve sauce immediately with the churros.

Nutrition facts:

Nutrition Information Per Serving 

Calories: 210Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 50mgSodium: 85mg, Total Carbohydrates: 17gDietary Fiber: 1gSugars: 10gProtein: 2g 

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