Here is a great dessert to share with guests tomorrow for your cinco de mayo party. They actually serve these in Brazil as well. I do love my churros with dolce de leche but I didn’t have any for serving. People also love to serve these with jam or Nutella. But they are delicious just the way they are regularly with cinnamon. here’s a super easy recipe that takes no time. You can also prepare the dough the night before and refrigerate. But before piping to fry make sure to let dough come to a room temperature. Enjoy!
2 tablespoons for dough (plus 1 cup sugar for coating)
2 teaspoons cinnamon, for coating
1 cup water
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
Pinch of salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup all-purpose flour
Fill a medium to large pot with 2-3 inches of vegetable oil and preheat to 340ºF. Line a baking sheet with paper towels.
In a shallow dish whisk together 2 cups of sugar and cinnamon and set aside.
In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, stir together the water, vegetable oil, remaining amount of sugar, salt, vanilla, and bring to a simmer. Add the flour and stir vigorously with a wooden spoon until a soft dough forms. Make sure no remaining lumps of flour are visible. Transfer the dough to a piping bag fitted with a star tip and pipe dough into the preheated oil. Fry until golden brown on all sides and cooked through, about 6 to 8 minutes. Remove to paper towel and cool slightly. Roll in the cinnamon-sugar mixture until fully coated. Repeat with remaining dough. Serve with favorite dipping sauce or ice cream