First of all THANK Y’ALL for making the first meeting of the Secret Blogger Club such a success! There link is open through the week so keep linkin up your posts to make some new friends. Also I’ll be on the look-out for a co-host next month so if you’re interested feel free to shoot me an email 😀
Ok, now on to these lovely little Donuts (“American Churros“) I taunted y’all with Monday. I originally saw a churro recipe on LaurenConrad.com and y’all know how I idolize that girl so of course I wanted to be cute like her and her team….Well my cuteness level is not on par with hers so the churros were a no-go.
So, I did what Americans do best, take something culturally superior and make our own version. (kidding) I honestly liked how these turned out way better b/c they’re baked and not fried. (point Americans!)
- 4-5 cups flour
- 2 Tbsp yeast
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp nutmeg
- 1 cup milk, warmed to around 140 degrees
- 6 Tbsp butter or margarine
- 1/2 cup sugar, divided
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 eggs
Just warning y’all up front, these are not a quick dessert to make. There’s rising and waiting involved so know that goin in. Side note: y’all know I’m all about bein real, so on the real I used pizza dough yeast b/c that’s what I had. Who knew there’s more then one kind of yeast right? So my donuts were was more dense then they should have been, but still tasted ok.
Down to business…..First mix the flour, yeast, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Heat the milk, butter, salt, and half the sugar (1/4cup) until it reaches 140 F. To be honest this was a guessing game on my part and I seemed to guess correct b/c they tasted just fine. Next combine the milk and flour mixtures along with the eggs until smooth.
Here’s where the waiting games comes into play…Cover the dough and let rise for an hour in a warm room of the house. It should double in size. Once that’s done split the dough in half and roll each half into a rectangle. I don’t have any fancy (read expensive) donut pans so we used a heart cookie cutter to make cuter donuts anyway 🙂 Place the cut-outs on a greased baking sheet and let rise another 30 minutes.
Here’s a good place to preheat your oven to 375. Finally bake 12-15 minutes until golden brown. (note: they smell Am-Ahzing!) While they’re still hot, shake donuts in a paper bag filled with the remaining cinnamon and sugar! Boom American Churros!
So again, mine were a bit off but still delicious. Your job is to go make them the right way and tell me what I’m missing….aaaaaand GO!
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