Homemade Churros

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INGREDIENTS


FOR THE CHURROS


1 c. water
6 tbsp. butter
2 tbsp. granulated sugar
1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
1 c. all-purpose flour
1 tsp. kosher salt
2 large eggs
Vegetable oil, for frying


Cinnamon sugar


FOR THE CHOCOLATE DIPPING SAUCE
3/4 c. dark chocolate chips
3/4 c. heavy cream
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp. kosher salt

DIRECTIONS


Make churros: In a large saucepan over medium heat, add water, butter, and sugar. Bring to a boil, then add vanilla. Turn off heat and add flour and salt. Stir with a wooden spoon until thickened, 30 seconds. Let mixture cool for 10 minutes.

To the cooled the mixture, using a hand mixer, beat in eggs one at a time until combined. Transfer mixture to a piping bag fitted with a large open star tip.

In a large pot over medium heat, add enough oil to come halfway up the sides and heat to 375Β°. Holding the piping bag a few inches above the oil, carefully pipe churros into 6″ long ropes. Use kitchen scissors to cut off dough from the piping bag.

Fry until golden, 4 to 5 minutes, turning as necessary. Fry 3 to 4 churros at a time and let oil come back to 375Β° before each batch. Remove churros with a slotted spoon or tongs and immediately roll churros in cinnamon sugar, then place on a cooling rack.

Make the chocolate dipping sauce: Place chocolate chips in a medium heatproof bowl. In a small saucepan over medium heat, bring heavy cream to a simmer. Pour hot cream over chocolate chips and let sit for 2 minutes. Add cinnamon and salt and whisk to combine.
Serve churros with chocolate dipping sauce.

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