I consider myself rather resourceful. Out of high school I worked many odd jobs, and often 2-3 part and full time retail positions at the same time. When I got married I left a strong management position for the house, where I'd intended to make a million babies and live happily ever-after raising unicorns. Obviously the latter did not work out, but what did turn out was several fun and engaging ways to kill time and even try products for free. Product testing and (real) mystery shopping was a way for me to keep busy in between loads of laundry and give insightful feedback to companies and brands I usually already bought and loved. When it comes to the consumer-business relationship, nothing is sexier IMHO than a brand that listens to it's buyers. I value a consumer's candid opinion far more than any commercial or celebrity endorsement. And that, my friends is how I end up with a random assortment of products on my doorstep today.
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*** Click here for printable homemade churro recipe.
* 1/2 C Granulated Sugar, Plus 1 1/2 TBS. Divided
* 1 1/2 TSP Ground Cinnamon
* 1 C All Purpose Flour
* 1/2 TSP Salt
* Approx 2 Quarts Vegetable Oil, Plus 2 TBS
* 1 C Water
1.) Combine 1/2 C Sugar with the Cinnamon in a Shallow bowl or rimmed plate. Line a separate plate with paper towels.
2.) In small saucepan, over medium heat, whisk together the Water, 1 1/2 TBS Sugar, Salt, and 2 TBS Vegetable Oil. Bring mixture to a boil, then remove from heat. Introduce flour, folding into the mixture until a solid ball forms.
3.) Heat 3 inches of oil in a medium frying pan, with a minimum of 4 inches free space to the top. Wait for oil to reach 375F, but be sure not to let the oil reach temperatures much higher, or burning may occur.
4.) Place the dough in a prepared plastic or cloth piping bag and pipe approximately 4-5 inches into the oil, using a pinching motion or clean baking shears. Alternately, you may roll 3" balls of dough into caterpillars and use these as your churro molds. Carefully bake 3-4 at a time, removing when the exterior has reached a rich golden hue.
5.) Allow churros to cool on the paper towel plate for 2 minutes, then generously roll in the Cinnamon-Sugar mixture. Serve warm.