The first time I cooked some churros was kinda odd, well maybe because "you know what they say the first time is always the hardest and sometimes you fail" but it didn't stop me from learning and enjoying the happy like of cooking. I'm one of those self-learner cook who transform the recipes into realities. I love checking some recipes from the internet since my sister in the Philippines have all the cook book that we used in learning some classic recipes. But since we can easily access the internet it helps me to learn a lot and create my own twist if necessary, also share the things I've love and encourage everyone to try it also because if you love food you don't need to be a professional chef to cook. Although, studying the right ways and techniques of cooking is also an edge and if you have the resources to learn cooking from the professionals grab it. But the whole idea I'm trying to say is teaching your self and learning from trying is not a bad idea. So shall we continue? We shall, I guess! lol...
Here's now the recipe...
1 cup flour
1 cup water
1/2 cup of sugar
1/4 cup of butter
1/2 teaspoon of salt
cinnamon sugar or confection sugar for dusting :)
1 teaspoon of vanilla
* prepare the frying oil in a skillet of pan prior in making a dough, the temperature should be between 360 degree F to 375 degree F.
* heat the water in a saucepan - should be in a medium heat, add the butter, salt and sugar then stir to a boil.
* add flour mixture to form a ball then after a minute or so remove from the heat.
* then add the eggs one by one, you will notice the dough become smooth - add vanilla (optional)
* use a piping bag and make some strips of dough/batter in a hot oil after few minutes remove it from the heat and use paper towel to drain the oil.
* sprinkle some cinnamon sugar or confection sugar before serving then enjoy.
...for baking, instead of using oil - get your baking pan and put a baking sheet then pipe some strips of dough then bake for 15 to 20 minutes in 350 to 375 degree F.
Happy cooking :)