Sunday, May 5, 2013

Gluten Free Churros

Churros! Gluten Free Churros, yay!! Fried food, yum! Well since I haven't had a lot of fried food lately, and I had to do a review on a fryer, I decided for the first few times to keep it a dedicated gluten free fryer and to make these churros. (they can later use it for the beloved fried french toast)

I haven't had a churro in probably 2 years so I was really excited to see how these would turn out. This was my first time ever making a pâte à choux (and has been on my forever to-list) and I was impressed with how super easy that was. This dough is super thick so you'll need a heavy duty pastry bag to pipe these out. I made mine really long, but next time will make them the suggested 4" length so the fry time is shorter. These came out DEE-licious!! I couldn't fry them quick enough, once they were out of the oil and into the cinnamon sugar, we were gobbling them up! I even doubled the recipe because I knew they'd be a hit.

Cinnamon Churros 
adapted from Adventures of a Gluten Free Mom

1 cup Water
1/3 cup Butter
2 Tbs. packed Brown Sugar
1/2 tsp. Salt
1 cup Gluten Free Flour Blend (I used my fave mix here)
1 Egg
1/2 tsp. Vanilla
Oil for Frying

Cinnamon Sugar Topping 
1/4 cup Granulated Sugar
3/4 tsp. ground Cinnamon

In a medium saucepan, combine water, butter, brown sugar, and salt. Bring to boiling over medium heat Add flour all at once, stirring vigorously with a wooden spoon. Cook and stir until mixture forms a ball and pulls away from the sides of the pan. Remove from heat. Cool for 10 minutes. Add egg and vanilla, beating well with a wooden spoon.

Transfer mixture to a decorating bag fitted with a large star tip (I used my large fabric pastry bag and star tip, this dough is thick!).

Line a baking sheet waxed paper. Pipe 4×1-inch logs onto prepared baking sheet. Heat 3 inches of oil in a deep saucepan to 375 degrees F. Fry a few logs at a time in deep hot oil about 2 minutes or until golden brown on both sides, turning once (I used my little deep fryer). Drain on paper towels. Keep warm in a 300 degree F oven while cooking remaining churros. In a medium bowl, combine granulated sugar and cinnamon. Roll warm churros in cinnamon-sugar mixture to coat. Serve warm. Makes about 20 churros.

I piped them large (doubled recipe), apples are for the weights to hold the paper down

I decided on the last batch to cut them in half for quicker fry time

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J @ IHeart-Motherhood said...

Those look delicious! I don't have a fryer, feel free to ship some to me anytime! Lol Yum!

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