In our opinion, churros are some of the most delightful, wonderful things to eat in the world. What's not to love about delicious fried sweet dough coated in cinnamon sugar and dipped in chocolate sauce??? Not much in our opinion! These Homemade Churros with Baileys Chocolate Sauce will be the highlight of your weekend!
Where do Churros come from?
Although, growing up in the United States, we are way late to the churro party! These tasty treats have been around for hundreds of years and, if you loosen the criteria, have been around since dough has been fried (a couple thousand years or so!).
Where exactly do churros come from though? Well, today they come from many places thanks to immigration and the spread of cooking techniques. But for credits sake, the churro comes from the Iberian Peninsula - Spain and Portugal. They are still served there today, most often for breakfast. However, the churro is common throughout Latin America and has spread to many other countries in Europe, Asia, and can certainly be found in the United States (especially at Disneyland).
In some places, they come with or without a sugar coating, they may be drizzled with or dipped in chocolate and other sauces, or they may be filled with different things like dolce de leche, fruit, etc. The options are close to endless!
Our Homemade Churros
Our recipe is for a relatively basic and delicious churro. No matter how you prefer them, the most important part of a churro is the texture. It should have a crisp, mildly crunchy exterior and a soft, light and airy interior. And they should not be greasy or oily.
We like these served with just cinnamon sugar, but also love to dip them in different sauces.
Baileys Chocolate Sauce
If you have been around for awhile, you know we love to booze up our recipes, so of course we did that here as well.
Baileys Irish Cream is a delicious liqueur that combines Irish whiskey, cream and cocoa. When combined with a smooth chocolatey sauce, Baileys adds a bit of depth and flavor that is really something special with the churros!
If you aren't a chocolate lover, we also included a recipe for a cherry port dipping sauce below that is super delicious here as well!
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