15-Minute Churros with Caramel Sauce

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We’ll be the first to admit deep frying is not the kind of task we feel like taking on at a moment’s notice. But then again, sometimes you just really, really want a doughnut. For times like these, we’ve developed a baked churro using store-bought puff pastry. The best part? These doughy cinnamon-sugar bites can be made in just 15 minutes!

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Directions for: 15-Minute Churros with Caramel Sauce


1 sheet puff pastry, thawed

1 egg

½ cup sugar

⅛ tsp chili flakes

¼ cup unsalted butter

¼ cup 35% cream

¼ tsp kosher salt

¼ cup icing sugar

2 tsp ground cinnamon


1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Whisk egg with 2 tsp water. Set aside.

2. Line a baking sheet with parchment. Set aside. Run the tines of a fork widthwise over pastry.

3. Cut pastry widthwise into 1-inch strips.

4. Cut strips in half lengthwise.

5. Transfer pastry to prepared baking sheet. Lightly brush with egg wash.

6. Bake in centre of oven until golden, about 10 minutes.

7. Heat a medium pot over medium-high heat. Add sugar and then chilis. Let sugar caramelize, about 5 minutes. Do not stir unless very dark spots appear. When sugar is a deep golden brown, remove from heat.

8. Whisk in butter, being careful to avoid splatter. Continue to whisk until fully emulsified, about 2 minutes. Return to heat and carefully whisk in cream. Let boil 1 minutes.

9. Combine sugar with cinnamon in a large bowl. Add warm churros and toss until evenly coated.

10. Serve with warm caramel sauce.

Source and Credits

Courtesy of Food Network Canada

See more: Bake, Dessert, Eggs/Dairy


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