Churros are by no means a traditional Pakistani food, but they are quite similar to Balushahi which we will share a recipe for soon. Try them out as a fun iftar snack.
Water – 1 cup (250ml)
Unsalted butter, diced into small cubes – 1/4 cup (56g)
Granulated sugar – 1 Tbsp (13g)
Salt – 1/4 tsp
All-purpose flour (scoop and level to measure) – 1 cup (141g)
Egg – 2 large
Vegetable oil, for frying – 1 litre
1/2 cup (100g) powdered sugar
3/4 tsp ground cinnamon
- In a small dish, combine 1/2 cup sugar and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon to make the coating.
- A large saucepan or deep skillet should have about 1 1/2 inches of vegetable oil heated to 360 degrees Fahrenheit over medium-high heat. Create the batter while the oil is heating. Once oil hits 360 degrees, lower burner temperature as necessary to maintain that temperature.
- To prepare churros, combine water, butter, and sugar in a big skillet over medium heat. adding vanilla after bringing to a boil. Add flour and salt after turning the heat off. Stir with a wooden spoon for 30 seconds or until thickened. Give the mixture 10 minutes to cool.
- Using a hand mixer, whip each egg into the cooled mixture until incorporated. Mixture should be transferred to a piping bag with a big open star tip.
- Pipe the mixture into the heated oil in lengths of about 6 inches, cutting the ends with a pair of clean scissors.
- Fry for around two minutes per side, or until golden brown. After gently drying on paper towels, transfer to the powdered sugar mixture and roll to coat.