Vanilla Bean Churros

I know most of you are familiar with Churros…The fried dough sticks rolled in cinnamon and sugar?! Honestly, they are probably my favorite dessert item and I won’t leave Disneyland with out hitting up the Churro cart. I love them so much I figured out an easy way to whip them up at home with some of my own special touches. Now when people come over for dinner I have this secret weapon that blows them away…and satisfies their dessert craving. I’m sharing the recipe with you today…Enjoy Friends!

What You Need

`1 cup flour

`1 cup water

`1 stick salted butter

`3 large eggs

`2 tsp vanilla beans

`1 tsp vanilla

`3-4 cups vegetable oil (for frying)

`1/2 cup sugar

`4 tbs cinnamon

What You Do

`In a saucepan melt the stick of butter and water. Bring to a simmer.

`Sift in flour and 1 tsp vanilla beans. With a wooden spoon stir the flour and vanilla beans until the dough forms a ball. You want to sift the flour into the butter and water mixture so the flour is well incorporated.

`Once the dough has formed a ball, turn off the heat.

`You want to take the saucepan off the heat before you start whipping in the eggs. If you don’t take it off the heat you will end up with scrambled eggs.

`Whip in the 3 eggs one at a time. Keep whipping the batter with the spoon until the dough becomes a glossy batter. Finish off the batter with 1 tsp of vanilla extract.

`Fill a pastry bag with the Churro batter.

`Mix the cinnamon, sugar and the last tsp of vanilla beans. You will finish your Churros by rolling in this mixture.

`Heat your oil in a deep frying pan. You will want to have your oil at 350 degrees.

`Once your oil is hot, pipe no more than 2 Churros into the oil. You want to only fry 2 at a time so the oil temperature stays hot.

`The Churros will take almost 2 minutes to cook all the way through. Once they are golden brown let them rest on a paper towel.

`Roll your Churros in the cinnamon, sugar and vanilla mixture.

`Enjoy them warm with family and friends.