Sunday, April 19, 2009
Now you don't have to go to Costco to get your churros. The sweet, crispy Spanish donuts are easier to make than you think. Although they are normally deep-fried, there's a simple, no mess way to make them and get the same great taste. All you need is puff pastry, cinnamon and sugar. Churros can be eaten any time of day, but for dessert, they're great dipped in chocolate or paired with ice cream.
Recipe courtesy of Ingrid Hoffmann and the Food Network
1/4 cup sugar
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1 sheet defrosted puff pastry dough
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside. Mix the sugar with the cinnamon in a small bowl and set aside. Sprinkle some cinnamon sugar on your work surface and place the puff pastry in an even, single layer on top. Brush the pastry lightly with water and sprinkle generously with cinnamon sugar. Flip the pastry over and repeat on the second side. With a pizza cutter, cut the pastry into 1-inch wide strips. Place them on the prepared baking sheet, twisting the ends of each strip so it looks like a corkscrew. Bake until they're puffed and golden brown, 20 minutes and set aside to cool completely. Yields 8 to 10.