There is nothing quite like a yummy and crispy churro. If you are not familiar with a churro, it is a Spanish pastry that is most often deep-fried and then tossed in some cinnamon and sugar. While churros are quite tasty on their own, they can also be filled with fruit, dulce de leche, and even chocolate.
No matter how you create it, churros are always a hit for dessert. They are also great as a party snack and are good at just about any time. The best part is, churros are really not that difficult to make. If you have been looking for a great snack or treat to take or make for your next friend or family get together, churros should make the top of your list. Here are 14 ways to make and serve churros to help get you started.
1. Churro Puff Pastry
What you need:
- A box of puff pastry sheets
- 8 tbsp of dulce de leche, divided
- 1 ½ tsp cinnamon sugar
- ½ cup of heavy cream
- 4 oz of mascarpone cheese
- ¼ cup of confectioners sugar
- ⅛ tsp of cinnamon
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Remove a sheet of puff pastry, unfold, and place on a lightly floured surface. Cut into 3 strips at the folds. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar. Place the strips on a greased baking sheet and bake for about 15 minutes or until the tops turn golden brown. Remove and allow to cool. With a mixer, whisk the cream until stiff peaks form. In another bowl, whisk the mascarpone, confectioners sugar and cinnamon until smooth. Fold the whipped cream into the mascarpone mixture. Sprinkle 1/ tsp of cinnamon sugar onto the 3 layers. Spread 2 tbsp of dulce de leche on four of the layers. Spread the mascarpone over the top. You should have a bottom puff pastry, a middle one with filling, and a top one that is bare. Place in the fridge for 30 minutes. Cut into squares. Top with your favorite fruit or some fresh whipped cream and enjoy.