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Servings: About 10 churros
Difficulty: Easy

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Vegetable oil, for deep frying
1/2 cup sugar
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 stick butter
1 cup water
2 teaspoons sugar
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 orange, zested
1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
4 eggs





Fill a deep-fryer or large Dutch oven halfway with vegetable oil and heat to 350 degrees F.

Mix the sugar and cinnamon together in a large shallow bowl, set aside.

Combine the butter, water and sugar in a large saucepan over medium-high heat and bring to a boil. Once it has come to a boil, lower to a medium heat and add the flour, orange zest and nutmeg, stirring constantly until it comes away from the pan and it forms a ball. Transfer dough to a bowl and use an electric mixer to help cool it off. At this point you can whisk in the eggs, 1 at a time, until it becomes a smooth batter. Transfer the mixture into a large piping bag fitted with a large star tip. Working in batches, carefully pipe 4-inch long ribbons directly into the hot oil to fry. Fry until golden, turning if necessary, about 2 to 3 minutes. Remove with tongs and drain on paper towels. Transfer the churros into the sugar/cinnamon mixture and toss to coat. Serve immediately while still warm.

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By Debbie Pygott on October 06, 2012


These look really good, and my children will love them. They buy them in school on occasion. I hope you read these comments, because I do have a question, although it doesn't actually pertain to the recipe; I noted on this particular episode of Paula's Home Cooking, that you have a set of beautiful dishes, including a cake plate and serving dishes and goblets. They appear to be handpainted. Can you tell me where I can find them, please? I am most interested in the beautiful cake plate. Thanks.

By scarson on May 09, 2011

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