Saturday, May 4, 2013

Oven-Baked Churros

Oven-Baked Churros
Churros are a favorite treat at my house.  The kids love this pastry that is dipped in cinnamon and sugar.  I usually deep fry my Churros but was pleasantly surprised by  the wonderful taste of these oven baked Churros.  These Churros are  kid friendly in that they can make them on their own with little supervision.    My kids are always wanting to help in the kitchen.  You start with a package of frozen puff pastry sheets thawed.  The sheets are cut in half lengthwise and then cut crosswise into 1-inch strips.  They are baked for about 10 minutes or until golden brown.  They are then brushed with melted butter and rolled in a cinnamon-sugar mixture.  You let them dry on a wire rack for about 5 minutes and then they are ready to enjoy.  You find yourself biting into a deliciously light and flaky pastry that has butter, sugar, and cinnamon goodness.  Perfect for any Cinco de Mayo celebration or  just to eat anytime.


Oven-Baked Churros
From Southern Living Magazine

Ingredients:

1 (17.3 ounce) package frozen puff pastry sheets, thawed
1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 cup melted butter

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.  Unfold and cut puff pastry sheet in half lengthwise, and cut each half crosswise into 1-inch-wide strips.  Place strips on a lightly greased parchment paper-lined baking sheet.  Bake 10 minutes or until golden brown.


2. Meanwhile, combine sugar and cinnamon.  Remove pastry strips from oven, and dip (I brushed mine) in butter; roll in cinnamon-sugar mixture.  Let stand on a wire rack 5 minutes or until dry.

Makes 3 dozen







3 comments:

  1. Geraldine, what a wonderful fun way to prepare Churros without the need to deep fry - they look delicious to me!

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  2. Sorry but these are not churros... These are puff pastries covered in cinnamon sugar... Not the same thing

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