all churros go to heaven...

May 5, 2011
Happy Cinco de Mayo!  Churros are certainly a must-have for every May 5th!
These are so simple, there's no excuse not to make them!  They're also delicious.  As an 8 year-old friend summarized, "Churros are made in heaven!  These are even better than the ones I get at Costco!"
Oven-Baked Churros
Adapted from Southern Living, May 2011
1 package frozen puff pastry sheets, thawed
1/4 sugar
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/4 cup melted butter

  1. Preheat your oven to 450.   Unfold and cut strips puff pastry sheets crosswise into 1 inch strips. 
  2. Place strips on a lightly greased parchment paper-line baking sheet.  Brush with melted butter then bake for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown.
  3. Combine sugar and cinnamon.  Remove pastry strips from the oven and brush with butter again.  Roll buttered strips in the cinnamon-sugar mixture.  Let stand on a wire rack until dry. 
Then please do yourself a favor and dip them into some warmed Nutella.  

14 comments:

Erin said...

These are genius! How easy, puff pastry?! Never would have thought of it - Thanks!

Gwenevere said...

Hold the PHONE! the 8 year old said these were better than Costco's? That says A LOT!

Jess said...

I know, Erin! Super easy!! :)

Yes, Gwenevere. I'm going to be honest and tell you I'm feeling pretty darn confident after a compliment like that. Costco has nothing on these! Sadly, it was something I threw together in 10 minutes... :( I wish rave review like that came for things I poured hours into!! :) I'll take what I can get...

BestOodles said...

Easy to do and great snack to eat!

BigFatBaker said...

Great idea! Definitely worth a trip to the store. :) Happy cinco de mayo!

Free Spirit Eater said...

Your site is beyond incredibly gorgeous. I cannot wait to try this recipe. Thanks so much for sharing. Officially a follower. Great site, I love it! =]

Anonymous said...

you have a very beautiful/yummy blog here, i just wanted to share that cinco de mayo is actually celebrating a mexican victory over the french, not mexican independence day (september 16).
see nat geo for more info

Sarah (Snippets of Thyme) said...

Oh what fun! I need an easy dessert for an office party at our house in 1 week. I'm going to make these! I love your photos (saw one of FoodGawker)

Jess said...

@BestOodle: Definitely! :) Brainless baking is where it's at!

@BigFatBaker: Of course it's worth the trip to the store! You'll make up the time because it's so quick to make :)

@Free Spirit Eater: You are too kind! :) I hope you give it a try and let me know how it goes!

@Sarah (Snippets of Thyme): Perfect for an office party! I baked them the night before and brought them with me to work the next day and they were still crunchy and delicious!!

JoAnn said...

These look sooo good and I love Nutella. Great quicky idea with the puff pastry. Try them with Pillsbury crescent dough.

Jess said...

@ JoAnn Oh yes, cresent dough would be just as yum! :)

Maggie said...

i love churros they are so sugary and delicious im a new reader i just found you on foodbuzz, and i love your recipes im gonna try them i promise! haha :) you'll see me posting more comments hope you dont mind :p
cheers from mexico :)

Jess said...

Welcome Maggie from Mexico! SO glad to have you :)

outoftheoven said...

These look awesome. How did you store them so they stayed crunchy?

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