Red velvet Churros

Churros, being a  fried dough pastry naturally appealed to my palette. It is popular in Spain, France and other European countries. I enjoyed my first churro with my school friends at Chocolateria San churros couple of years ago. It was dipped in nutella and filled with it as well. At the time I assumed churros were a lot of work and never gave it a shot until last weekend. That is when i realized it wasn’t much work and I enjoyed a plate of churros in less that 45 mins. I tried out Red velvet, one of my favorite flavors and the only cake mix that was available at home at that hour. 😛

Feel free to experiment with different cake mixes, keeping the quantity the same. You could change the dips and fillings accordingly!

Have fun!

Ingredients: makes 13  

  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tbs granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup red velvet cake mix
  • 1 eggs
  • oil for frying
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 4tbs cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup confectioner’s sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Method:

In a pot over medium-high heat, bring water, sugar, and butter to a boil.

Add in the flour and the cake mix and stir vigorously until mixture has no streaks.

. Remove from heat and add the egg, stirring until the dough becomes a ball.

Transfer dough to a piping bag with a Size nine star tip.
Pipe two to four inches strips of the dough on a baking sheet.

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Freeze for 30 minutes.
Heat the oil in a pot over medium-high heat.

On a plate, combine the cinnamon and the sugar and mix until it is a uniform color.

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Roll the hollowed out churros in the cinnamon sugar.
In a medium bowl, combine the cream cheese, confectioner’s sugar and vanilla, stirring until smooth.

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You can either poke holes in the churros and pipe them with cream cheese frosting or serve alongside!

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