Ann Reardon

Churros Recipe with Chocolate

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Enjoy a pot of pure melted chocolate next to cinnamon and sugar coated churros.  This churros recipe shows you how to make curly churros and the straight ones just like you find at san churros cafe.


Churros Recipe Ingredients

250millilitress or 1 cup water
1/2 cup or 110g (3.88 ounces) butter
1 cup or 160g (5.64 ounces) plain all-purpose flour
3 eggs
1 Tbsp sugar
1 tsp vanilla

Cinnamon Sugar
1/4 cup or 55g (1.94 ounces) sugar
1 Tbsp ground cinnamon

Chocolate pot
100g (3.53 ounces) milk chocolate

1L (0.26 gallons) oil for deep frying if making curly churros

Churros batter
Melt the butter and the water in a saucepan.
Add the flour stirring continuously. Keep stirring over the heat until the mixture thickens and clumps together into a smooth ‘ball’ (see video).
Remove form the heat and briskly stir in the eggs one at a time.
Add the vanilla and sugar and mix well.
Spoon into a piping bag fitted with a star shaped nozzle (you can make them round if you prefer).

Curly Churros
Heat the oil to 182°C (359.6 degrees Fahrenheit) (or 360°F (182.22 degrees Celsius) ). Pipe churros batter straight into the hot oil. Use your fingers or a knife to break off the batter when it is the required length. Once the churros are browned lift out and put onto a plate covered with some paper towel to drain.
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Straight Churros
Pipe long strips of churros batter onto a baking tray lined with non-stick baking paper.  Spray churros lightly with cooking oil.

Bake in the oven 200C (392 degrees Fahrenheit) for 12 minutes or until crisp on the outside and soft in the middle.
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As soon as your churros come out of the hot oil or oven sprinkle with cinnamon sugar.

Melt your chocolate in the microwave (30 seconds stir, 20 seconds stir, 10 seconds stir, repeat 10 secs stir until melted). OR melt in a bowl resting over a pan, with simmering water at the bottom. Make sure the water is not touching the bowl and stir continuously until melted. Pour the chocolate into a small serving bowl. Serve churros warm.
by Ann Reardon How To Cook That


I have been busy over the last year planning, writing and overseeing the photography and layout for my first ever cookbook! There are heaps of my favourite dessert recipes in there with a chapter on pastries, ice-cream, yummy cakes, artistic desserts and of course chocolate desserts. Each chapter has its own intro explaining the food science that you'll need to know for success every time. Booksellers where you can pre-order your very own copy:

All recipe quantities in the book are in grams, ounces and cups.

214 Comments View Comments

  1. Rating: 3.5

    Swe ere ses and then I will be back next

  2. Rating: 5

    How many servings is this?

    • Hi Rachel, if you make the baked version of these, it makes around 16 long churro strips depending on how long your pan is.

  3. Rating: 5

    This is the best churro recipe I’ve ever come across! It’s tastes great and is quick and fun! FIVE STARS!

  4. Rating: 4.5

    Hi Ann. I tried this recipe and it went really well. They were surprisingly nice even though they weren’t deep fried.

    • Ann

      Hi Sienna, I’m glad you liked them, we just made a big batch for my sons birthday party – using the oven means you can make lots at once instead of frying one at a time.

      • hi ann I was just wondering how many servings this is, thanks

  5. I was so excited to make churros and your instructions were so clear and easy to follow. Unfortunately they turned out like profiteroles not like churros 🙁

  6. OMG, Thank you sooo much, this is definately a fail proof recipe,,, tried both the fried and baked,,,both were loved!!!

    • Admin HowToCookThat

      That is great to hear!

  7. hi! we’re planning to innovate the churros and we like to add a grated carrots. would it be possible to achieve the same crispiness?

    • Admin HowToCookThat

      Hi Evan,
      You would have to test this to see how it works. Carrots do contain quite a bit of moisture, so it may impact on the mix.

  8. Great page! Loved the work!
    Can churros be made without eggs too?

    • Admin HowToCookThat

      No sorry they are a part of the pastry.

  9. Hi ? I was just wondering, if you cook the churros and then serve them a few days later, do they get soggy? How do I keep them from getting soggy?

    • Admin HowToCookThat

      Hi Maya, Churros like anything with a similar base really need to be served fresh. If they sit for a few days they will absorb the moisture from the air and any filling and become soggy.

  10. Is it ok if i will put the churros in the freezer like with the straight churros then fry it?

    I hope you will respond

    • Admin HowToCookThat

      Hi Xandra, these are bestmade fresh, though I know some people have frozen the dough and then cooked it later with what they describe as good results. I think the fresh batter is way better.

  11. This worked perfectly just make sure you fit it with a larger tip

  12. How many people does this serve?

  13. Do you have any royal icings recipe?

  14. Always was wondering how to cook it at home. Indeed, this is ”How To Cook That”, thank you!!

  15. I made these the exactly the same as you exept when I took the churros out of the ove they were soooo good exept they were still a little doughy.

  16. Hi Ann, if i do not have cooking spray, will it be fine if i brushed a layer of cooking oil on my churros for the baking method?

    • Admin HowToCookThat

      Hi Laura, Yes you can!

      • Just saw your reply. Thanks for the note. I hope it will be a success!

  17. This recipe is for how many churros?

    • Admin HowToCookThat

      Hi Liza, It will depend on how large you pipe them. Ann made 2 trays of 8 long churros when done in the oven – sixteen large churros all together.

  18. If I run out of eggs what can I use as a replacement? Please reply

    • Admin HowToCookThat

      Hi Ry, Go and buy more eggs!

  19. Hi Ann,

    When i made the churro’s, i tried both methods. When I used the oil method, my churro’s had air bubbles all over. When I tried the oven method, they were soft and almost hollow.. Help please. PS. i don’t have a candy thermomether.:)

  20. Hi Ann,
    Will these taste good a day later if I use the baking method?
    Also I’m obsessed with your channel and I would love it if you can branch out into “real” food recipes such as soups, appetizers/finger food, meat/chicken/fish marinades… Thank you Ann!

    • Admin HowToCookThat

      Hi Mindy, Churros are best made and eaten fresh.

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