If you haven’t tried Churros, you must. During my childhood at El Paso, TX, my parents used to take us every other weekend to Mexico to visit family. On our way back home we always stopped by a supermarket where my grandpa used to work. At that supermarket, they sold homemade churros filled with cajeta and they were the best. Me and my little sisters begged for a couple of bucks to buy some of our favorite Mexican candy and food. 5 Pesos ($0.50) used to cost to buy a churro and $1 to buy a Mexican elote (corn on the cob). It was my favorite part about visiting Mexico: the food!
Yes, those crunhy churros are delicious and today I’m sharing a recipe using one of my favorite Mexican ingredients: Maseca. I often use Maseca when I make Gorditas, Sopes or Tamales; It’s the only and best ingredient for great Mexican Food!
Aries loved helping me make the churros but loved eating them even more. We love eating our churros by dipping them on Nutella or Cajeta and a cup of milk!
When we made our churros, I let her Aries add the eggs, flour, and Maseca. Then I fried them and I let Aries add the sugar and cinnamon to the churros.
Churros is the perfect recipe to try with your kiddos. It was certainly fun to make churros with my daughter and we hope you try them with your children.
- 1 cup of water
- 4 tablespoons of Unsalted Butter
- 2 tablespoons of Brown Sugar (Light)
- 1 teaspoon of Vanilla or Mexican Vanilla
- a pinch of salt
- 1/2 cup of All-Purposed Flour
- 1/2 cup of Maseca
- 3 Eggs
- Piping Bag & Large Star Tip
- Canola Oil for Frying
- 1/4 cup of sugar and 1 tablespoon of ground cinnamon for dusting
- In a medium sauce pan, combine water, butter, brown sugar, vanilla and salt until butter is completly melted and bubbles start to form at the edge of the sauce pan.
- Transfer the mix to a mixer using the edge beater (or mix by hand). Add flour and maseca and mix well.
- Then add egg one by one until well combined.
- Transfer mix to a pipping bag with a large star tip.
- Heat up oil on a large sauce pan or skillet in medium heat.
- Carefully, Squeeze some churro mix.
- *Fry until golden brown.
- Transfer to a cooling rack and immediately add some sugar/cinnamon mix
- Serve with some milk, and dip them on Nutella, Cajeta or Melted Chocolate.
Now all you need is a cup of hot chocolate, coffee or some milk!
For more ideas on how to use Maseca, visit Maseca’s website.
This recipes is sponsored by Maseca in collaboration with Latina Bloggers Connect.