Churros are fun and crunchy. However; you probably haven’t tasted anything as decadent as these yummy Nutella filled churros. Hot and crunchy from outside and oozing melted Nutella from inside make these churros absolutely drool worthy and irresistible. The best thing about this recipe however is that you will have the liberty to prepare the churro dough beforehand and freeze it for even a week. Simply thaw the dough and you will be all ready to serve these yummy treats right away.
For The Churros:
4.5 oz. of all purpose flour
1 stick of softened yellow butter
1/2 cup of Nutella, melted and pourable
1 cup of water
3 beaten large organic eggs
1 tablespoon of granulated sugar
1/4th teaspoon of salt
For the cinnamon sugar –
1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
1/2 cup of granulated sugar
To prepare the churros, take a saucepan and place it over medium high heat. Drop the butter in the saucepan and add the sugar, water and salt to it. Stir the mixture until the butter and sugar melts and you get a homogenous mixture. Turn up the heat and bring the mixture to a boil.
Once it starts boiling, turn down the heat and then stir the flour into the mixture, a little at a time. Continue stirring the mixture for 30 to 45 seconds or until the dough starts coming together and turns a little dry.
Once that happens, remove the saucepan from the heat add in one egg. Combine the egg and continue stirring until it gets thoroughly absorbed into the dough. Add the other two eggs one by one but make sure that the egg you added gets mixed completely with the dough before you incorporate the other egg. Once all the eggs are incorporated, stir the dough vigorously until it turns smoother.
Now take a pipe bag and fit a star tip on it mouth. Fill up the pipe bag with the churros dough. Then take a baking sheet and line it up with a parchment paper. Once ready, start piping out 4 inch long churros in the baking sheet. Once you are done piping out the entire dough, transfer the churros to your refrigerator and let them rest while you heat up the oil.
Place a heavy bottomed pan over the stove and heat up 2 inches of vegetable oil over medium heat. Make sure that you attach a deep fry thermometer to the pan, so that the churros can be fried to perfection.
Once the oil reaches a temperature of 350 degree Fahrenheit, pick up a few pieces of dough with a slotted spoon and transfer those to the pot. Fry the churros for 5-7 minutes or until they turn golden brown in color. Prepare the cinnamon sugar coating in the meantime while the churros are cooking. For that, take the granulated sugar in a plate and mix the ground cinnamon with it.
Once the churros are cooked, remove them from the pan to a paper towel lined plate. Make sure that the center of the churros are thoroughly cooked. Once done, allow the churros to cool down a bit and then roll them in the cinnamon sugar to coat them well. Fry the remaining churros in the oil and toss them all in the cinnamon sugar.
Using a skewer, make holes in the churros while trying not to break them. Then take a fresh piping bag, fitted with a narrow tip and fill the bag with the melted Nutella. Start filling the hollowed churros one by one with the melted Nutella, right from the tip to the end. You can even fill the churros half way through from one side and then flip them over to fill the rest of the vacant side from the other end.