Friday, December 11, 2009

Churros for Hanukkah!

Hanukkah, Chanukah or Hanukah...however you choose to spell it, this Holiday means lots of yummy food. Though latkes are an old family favorite, these Churros are sure to become a new one!

Churros P Yield: about 36

Churros are Spanish donuts and the perfect solution to serving a fried dessert for Chanukah.

Prep time: 10 min. Frying time: 20 min. including time to squeeze batter out of pastry tube


1 cup water

½ cup parve margarine

¼ teaspoon salt

1 cup flour

3 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 cups vegetable oil ( for skillet) Follow directions for electric fryer if using one

Optional: ½ cup sugar mixed with ½ teaspoon cinnamon


3 quart saucepan

Electric fryer/ skillet

Pastry tube with large star tip

Slotted spoon + deep fry thermometer necessary for skillet


  1. Heat water, margarine and salt in saucepan. Bring mixture to a rollicking boil and then stir in flour vigorously over low heat until mixture forms a ball. Remove from heat.
  2. Beat eggs in a separate bowl and then add to dough stirring until the dough is smooth.
  3. Heat oil in electric fryer or skillet to 360 F.
  4. Spoon mixture into pastry bag and squeeze 4 or 5 four inch strips directly into hot oil. They take about 2-3 minutes to brown before you turn them and brown on the other side. Drain churros on paper towels. They cool very quickly.
  5. Roll churros in cinnamon sugar if desired.

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