Saturday, February 10, 2024

How to Make Heart-Shaped Churros

Impress your special someone with these heart-shaped churros.
 Crispy and golden on the outside. Tender and soft on the inside. And dangerously coated in cinnamon sugar!

As Valentine's Day approaches, there's no better time to treat your sweetheart (and YOUR taste buds!) with these cupid-inspired churros!

Picture this: golden-brown, crispy delights coated in cinnamon sugar, that not only captivate your senses but also steal your heart with every irresistible bite.

And the best part? Serve them with melted chocolate for an extra layer of indulgence that will make your taste buds swoon.

Lick-your-sugary-finger delicious, I'm telling you!

Tips to make the best churros:

Star Tip: Achieving the classic grooved surface on your churros is easy with the star tip. A standard pastry set usually comes with a 1/4" star tip, resulting in churros around 3/4" in diameter. Opting for plumper, 1" churros? Simply switch to a broader star tip for the desired thickness.

Piping: Cut one parchment paper sheet into squares. Pipe the mixture into heart-shaped churros, one on each piece of paper. Gently place the paper upside down into the hot oil. With kitchen tweezers or tongs, gently remove the paper.

Note: you can pipe these in any shape you like! And if you wish to simply make straight traditional churros, you can pipe them directly into the hot oil. Help yourself with kitchen scissors to break them in pieces while piping. 

Frying: Heat about 1 inch of vegetable oil in a large pot over medium-high heat to 360-375 F degrees.

Note: if the oil is too hot, the churros will immediately puff up too much, and only be cooked on the outside, leaving the insides partly raw. If it's not hot enough, they'll take forever to cook and harden as they cool. So make sure to check the temperature while frying.

Drain excess oil properly: Once fried, transfer the churros to a plate lined with paper towels to soak up any surplus oil. This crucial step ensures the churros maintain their crispiness.

Serve promptly: Serve churros fresh and warm. If left sitting for an extended period before serving, they might lose their delightful crispiness. While storing fried churro is not recommended, you can definitely store the prepared dough in the fridge until ready to fry.

Whether you're planning a romantic evening for two or simply craving a solo celebration of self-love, these delectable pastries are here to make your Valentine's Day sweeter than ever before!

Other Valentine's Day recipes you might like:

Chocolate Heart Poundcake
Chocolate Lava Cake
Chocolate Sweet Hearts
Strawberry Rose Tartlets
Cheesecake Hearts
Creme Brulee

Here is my recipe for you.

Printable recipe card: Heart-Shaped Churros

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