Jefferson County Recipe of the Day: Homemade Churros

These fluffy churros will make your mouth water!


1/2 cup water
1/2 cup 2% milk
1 tablespoon canola oil
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 large egg, room temperature
1/4 teaspoon grated lemon zest
Additional oil for frying
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon


-In a large saucepan, bring the water, milk, oil and salt to a boil. Add flour all at once and stir until a smooth ball forms. Transfer to a large bowl; let stand for 5 minutes.
-Beat on medium-high speed for 1 minute or until the dough softens. Add egg and lemon zest; beat for 1-2 minutes. -Set aside to cool.
-In a deep cast-iron or heavy skillet, heat 1 in. oil to 375°. Insert a large star tip in a pastry bag; fill with dough. On a baking sheet, pipe dough into 4-in. strips.
-Transfer strips to skillet and fry until golden brown on both sides. Drain on paper towels. Combine the sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle over churros. Serve warm.

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