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How to Make Churros con Chocolate at Home

Light, crispy churros dipped in a rich, dark, chocolate sauce. Churros con chocolate is a treat everyone will love.

Churros con Chocolate

I should have called this The Great Churros con Chocolate Fiasco of 2016. Because it was. I didn’t realize making these small, seemingly harmless treats can be so challenging! Lucky for you, I already did the experimenting so you can make them without a hitch. And you can just enjoy awesome churros dipped in the most indulgent chocolate sauce that transports you straight to a café in Madrid.

Treats from home

No, I’m not from Spain. But in Manila there was this Spanish restaurant known for their churros. It was considered one of the better restaurants back then so my mom (from whom I got my sweet tooth) and I would consider it a big deal when we get to go. Even if churros (and tap water) was all we ever ordered.

Churros con Chocolate

We have a new deep fryer!

It’s been years since I’ve been there and I don’t even know if it still exists but I wanted churros con chocolate out of the blue one day. It just so happens that we recently bought a deep fryer and Red’s been playing around with it …now I get to try it out too (and by this I only mean to make desserts but Red will still do the frying. I try to stay away from very hot oil). But first, making the churros.

Churros con Chocolate

Churros Test 1.0

Churros are essentially water, butter and flour that you cook, then pipe, then fry. Other recipes call for eggs but I opted for the lighter, Spanish kind that don’t have eggs in them.

The first batch I made was too soft – imagine the dough swimming in a sea of butter. I opted to go ahead and pipe anyway (to see if maybe this was how it should be?) but while I was transferring the dough to the piping bag it proceeded to drip out of the bottom. I managed to make a dough faucet.

Churros Test 1.1

Next batch I added more flour and it looked more promising. I was excited! And it even piped properly. But then they all stuck to the parchment paper. They were supposed to slide right off and into the pan. No sliding happened. They were attached like I glued them.

I put the dough back into the bag, greased a new piece of parchment and tried again. Still stuck even with the very greasy parchment. So I had to pick them up one by one and put them in the fryer. In the end we had the ugliest (but delicious) churros you’ve ever seen.

Churros Test 1.2

I was convinced I had the right dough because my ugly churros were delicious; I just needed to figure out the right piping/transferring technique. So for the next batch I ditched the parchment paper and piped them directly into the pan. Carefully done, that worked better than the pipe and slide technique. And it tasted like the ones from home. (That’s always important to me. Being able to recreate food from home. It makes me feel not so far away.)

Finally, churros con chocolate

I do need to work on making them prettier (maybe I can pipe, freeze then fry next time). In any case, this batch had the ridges churros are known for, were just the right size, light, and had a bit of a crunch. Because they are shaken in sugar and cinnamon you can eat them on their own but I highly recommend dipping them in this rich, dark and so very chocolatey sauce. It is heavenly. The combination is just to-die for.

Churros con Chocolate

I haven’t been to Madrid but I hope these taste like the ones you had there. And if you haven’t been too, let’s pretend we’re in a café there together. Talking about how wonderful these churros con chocolate are.

Buen provecho (hope I’m using that right)!

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Churros con Chocolate

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Monday 31st of July 2017

Thank you for sharing the recipe! Making churros seems more difficult thank I though, gonna try it tomorrow.


Thursday 26th of May 2016

Yum! Yum! Yum! It's a guilty pleasure! Thanks for sharing the recipe...can't wait to try it! Have pinned it for my reference.


Saturday 28th of May 2016

Thanks Ana! It is a pleasure to eat indeed :) And thanks for pinning too!


Wednesday 25th of May 2016

I have to appreciate now more every bite of Churros. I only had churros in Seoul and unfortunately left my taste unsatisfied. Awesome recipe you have here!


Thursday 26th of May 2016

LOL me too! I appreciate it even more now :) Thanks Jessica, hope you get the chance to try the recipe


Tuesday 24th of May 2016

Omg!!! How yummy are these churros?!?! I definitely need to give this a pin so I can try them out for myself!!


Thursday 26th of May 2016

They are quite evil TBH lol! Thanks for the pin! :)

Tori Gabriel

Tuesday 24th of May 2016

Wow. You put a lot of effort into this one! I love churros but can't get them over here in the UK. Now I can make my own.


Tuesday 24th of May 2016

Absolutely! And don't be discouraged by my little fiasco haha. The recipe is really simple and the chocolate is really to-die for :)