Churros – Cuban Sweet Breadsticks

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Churros, those delicious crispy and chewy, warm, cinnamon-sugar bread sticks often sold street-side and at carnivals and sports events, are actually pretty easy to make at home. To make this dessert of Cuban origin, a basic “choux” pastry batter of butter, water, flour, and eggs is formed into that classic churro shape and then fried to puffed-up, crispy-on-the-outside, tender-on-the-inside perfection, before being rolled in sugar and cinnamon.


  • 1 cup Whole Milk
  • 1 cup All-Purpose Flour
  • 2 tbsp. Butter
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • Canola or Vegetable Oil for frying


  1. In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, combine the milk, butter, and vanilla. Bring to a boil, then immediately turn off the burner and remove pan from heat.
  2. Add the flour and stir until smooth. Allow to cool.
  3. Pour the mixture into either a churro press, a pastry bag with a number four tip, or a sandwich bag with a corner cut off. Squeeze out 4″-long strips, using scissors to cut the dough. Place the strips on a sheet of wax paper.
  4. In a frying pan heat oil about two inches deep to 350 degrees F. Add the churros and fry for about two minutes, until golden brown.
  5. Remove from the oil and place on paper towels to drain and cool. While the churros are still warm, toss in the sugar to coat well.
  6. Serve warm.
Adapted from Traditional Cuban Food