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Dunk and decorate your own cinnamon churros in a fiesta-worthy dessert bar!

Source: Better Homes and Gardens

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prep:
30 mins
cool:
10 mins
fry:
2 mins
total:
42 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
about 24 churros and about 1 cup glaze
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a medium saucepan combine the water, butter, brown sugar, and salt. Bring to boiling over medium heat. Add flour and anise seeds all at once, stirring vigorously with a wooden spoon. Cook and stir until mixture forms a ball and pulls away from the sides of the pan. Remove from heat and cool for 10 minutes. Add egg, almond extract, and anise extract, beating mixture well with a wooden spoon.

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  • Preheat oven to 300°F. Transfer mixture to a decorating bag fitted with a large open star tip. Line a large baking sheet with waxed paper. Pipe 4x1-inch logs onto the prepared baking sheet.

  • In a deep saucepan heat 2 inches of oil to 375°F. Fry logs, a few at a time, in hot oil about 2 minutes or until golden brown on both sides, turning once. Drain on paper towels. Keep warm in oven while frying the remaining churros.

  • Dip churros in desired Churro Glaze and place on a rack over a baking sheet. Reheat glaze in the microwave oven as necessary to maintain dipping consistency.

Orange Churro Glaze:

In a medium microwave-safe bowl combine 1/4 cup orange juice, 1 tablespoon butter, and 1 tablespoon agave nectar or light corn syrup. Microwave on 100 percent power (high) for 1 minute. If desired, add 1 teaspoon orange liqueur. Whisk in 2 cups powdered sugar, whisking until glaze is smooth. If desired, whisk in enough orange food coloring, one drop at a time, to make the desired color. Sprinkle glazed churros with finely shredded orange peel. (Makes about 1 cup.)Nutrition analysis per serving: 820 calories, 5 g protein, 97 g carbohydrate, 47 g total fat (15 g sat. fat), 95 mg cholesterol, 1 g fiber, 71 g total sugar, 13% Vitamin A, 14% Vitamin C, 475 mg sodium, 3% calcium, 11% iron

Lime and Pistachio Churro Glaze:

In a medium microwave-safe bowl combine 1/4 cup lime juice, 1/4 cup finely chopped pistachios, 1 tablespoon butter, and 1 tablespoon agave nectar or light corn syrup. Microwave on 100 percent power (high) for 1 minute. Whisk in 2 cups powdered sugar, whisking until glaze is smooth. If desired, whisk in enough green food coloring, one drop at a time, to make the desired color. Sprinkle glazed churros with additional finely chopped pistachios. (Makes about 1 cup.)Nutrition analysis per serving: 884 calories, 8 g protein, 100 g carbohydrate, 52 g total fat (16 g sat. fat), 95 mg cholesterol, 2 g fiber, 70 g total sugar, 13% Vitamin A, 8% Vitamin C, 527 mg sodium, 4% calcium, 13% iron

Birthday Cake Churro Glaze:

In a medium microwave-safe bowl combine 1/4 cup whole milk, 1 tablespoon butter, 1 tablespoon light corn syrup, and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Microwave on 100 percent power (high) for 1 minute. Whisk in 2 cups powdered sugar, whisking until glaze is smooth. Sprinkle glazed churros with multi-colored sprinkles. (Makes about 1 cup.)Nutrition analysis per serving: 855 calories, 6 g protein, 100 g carbohydrate, 49 g total fat (15 g sat. fat), 96 mg cholesterol, 1 g fiber, 74 g total sugar, 13% Vitamin A, 0% Vitamin C, 485 mg sodium, 5% calcium, 10% iron

Mexican Chocolate Churro Glaze:

In a medium microwave-safe bowl combine 4 ounces bittersweet chocolate pieces, 1/2 cup whole milk, 2 tablespoons butter, 1 tablespoon agave nectar or light corn syrup, 1 teaspoon vanilla, and 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon. Microwave on 100 percent power (high) for 2 minutes. Whisk in 2 cups powdered sugar, whisking until glaze is smooth. If desired, sprinkle glazed churros with finely chopped peanuts. Sprinkle with additional ground cinnamon. (Makes about 1 1/3 cups.)Nutrition analysis per serving: 1003 calories, 8 g protein, 112 g carbohydrate, 62 g total fat (24 g sat. fat), 106 mg cholesterol, 3 g fiber, 82 g total sugar, 16% Vitamin A, 0% Vitamin C, 514 mg sodium, 8% calcium, 22% iron

Nutrition Facts

820 calories; fat 47g; cholesterol 95mg; saturated fat 15g; carbohydrates 97g; mono fat 10g; poly fat 19g; trans fatty acid 1g; insoluble fiber 1g; sugars 71g; protein 5g; vitamin a 664.2IU; vitamin c 8.5mg; thiamin 0.3mg; riboflavin 0.2mg; niacin equivalents 2mg; folate 68.6mcg; vitamin b12 0.2mcg; sodium 475mg; potassium 105mg; calcium 30mg; iron 1.9mg.
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