Mini Churros In The Bottle
How to make Mini Churros In The Bottle
220g (1 cup) flour
380ml (1 3/4 cups) water
1 tbsp of olive oil
1 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp salt
Vegetable oil for frying
100g (1/2 cup) sugar
100g (1/2 cup) brown sugar
1 tsp ground cinnamon
White chocolate melted to dip in
Dark chocolate melted to dip in
In a bottle cut the star with a hot knife.
In a pan mix together salt, sugar, oil and mix well, add in flour, when cool enough mix in eggs.
Transfer dough to the bottle, squeeze churros into hot oil, and fry until golden brown.
Mix together sugar, brown sugar, and cinnamon and dip churros into it.
Serve with melted chocolate.
YIELDS: 4 | SERVING SIZE: 1
Calories: 350 | Total Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 140mg | Sodium: 300mg | Total Carbohydrates: 50g | Dietary Fiber: 1g | Sugars: 20g | Protein: 7g
Frequently Asked Questions:
Can I use any type of flour for these mini churros?
While all-purpose flour is commonly used, you can experiment with alternatives like whole wheat flour or gluten-free flour for dietary preferences.
How long should I fry the churros for?
Fry the churros until they are golden brown, which typically takes about 2-3 minutes.
Ensure they are cooked through, but not overly dark.
Can I use a different method to cut the star shape in the bottle?
Yes, you can use a star-shaped nozzle or piping tip instead of cutting with a hot knife.
It should still work for creating the classic churro shape.
Is there a substitute for white and dark chocolate for dipping?
Yes, you can customize the chocolate dip by using milk chocolate, caramel, or even a fruit sauce based on your preferences.
Can I make the churro dough ahead of time?
It’s recommended to make and fry the churros immediately for the best texture.
However, you can prepare the dough in advance and refrigerate it, but bring it to room temperature before frying for optimal results.
Is it necessary to cut the star shape in the bottle, or can I use a different method for shaping the churros?
Cutting a star shape helps create the classic churro appearance, but you can use a piping bag with a star-shaped nozzle if you prefer a different method.
Can I make the churro dough without a hot knife to cut the bottle?
Absolutely, you can use a star-shaped piping tip or nozzle to squeeze the dough directly into the hot oil, skipping the bottle-cutting step.
Can I adjust the sweetness of the cinnamon-sugar coating?
Yes, feel free to adjust the quantities of sugar and cinnamon in the coating to suit your taste preferences.
Can I reheat leftover churros?
While they are best enjoyed fresh, you can reheat leftover churros in an oven at a low temperature to restore some crispiness.
Avoid using a microwave, as it may make them soggy.