Usually, I find it offensive when someone claims that a dish is the finest ever. Holy churros, though, are the best homemade baked churros I’ve ever tried or prepared.
and each one only has 36 calories! or two shrewd points! These red velvet churros are baked in the oven, but they still have that distinctive churro crunch and crispy exterior.
The smooth interior of red velvet with a slight chocolate sweetness! There is nothing better than Best Red Velvet Churros!
I’ve been experimenting with countless different baked Churro recipe ideas. They are either hollow or TOO eggy and squishy and aren’t at all like churros. And dang it, you need REAL Churros like yesterday if you want them!
These are here in authentic Red Velvet shape because Valentine’s Day is going to arrive.
In addition, we were so taken with their texture that we accidentally dipped them in a bowl of melted Nutella.
If you’re going to eat Churros, the real kind, you should do it in style. In particular on Valentine’s Day.
I’m aware that I’ve created recipes that resemble churros, such as the Churro Donut Holes with Nutella and the Churro French Toast Ice Cream Sandwiches.
The Churro Skillet Cookie and the Churro Lava Cakes (oh man) followed. I might have to visit an addiction recovery support group. BUT! It was time for me to create the real thing rather than another knockoff.
See this center, do you? It’s cake-like and dense all at once. similar to store-bought Churros. BUT! They haven’t been fried! Praise be to the Churro monarchs!
You can bake these and consume them all by yourself, or you can serve them to your spouse. I won’t let anyone know.
After breaking countless piping bags and inflicting traumatizing stab wounds on nearly every finger (thanks to those star-tip nozzles), I finally…FINALLY…nailed the perfect baked Churro recipe.
The only annoying part is that they were all finished — demolished — while I was busy working on these photos.
I owned two. DOUBLE Churros Add the eye-rolling emoji. No, no. expression emoji.
I guess I’ll be baking them again tomorrow. Since when are two sufficient? (no, not a question).
And even if I pipe like a 5-year-old, my creations nonetheless look good and pass the Churro inspection. My argument is that anyone can accomplish what I have.
Look no further if you’re looking for a last-minute Valentine’s Day trick or treat. With these, you can dazzle him/her or herself!
Do you want more Red Velvet dessert choices? Well, the Red Velvet French Toasts, Red Velvet Cookie Dough Frozen Yogurt, OR those Red Velvet Marble Waffles are wonderful places to start!
INGREDIENTS of Best Red Velvet Churros
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/3 cup reduced-fat butter
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 cup water
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons red food coloring (or 1 tablespoon beetroot juice)
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 large egg, at room temperature
- 1/4 cup caster sugar
INSTRUCTIONS for Best Red Velvet Churros
- Set the oven’s temperature to 200 C (390 F). Set aside a baking sheet that has been lined with parchment paper.
- Flour and cocoa powder should be mixed in a medium-sized bowl. Place aside.
- Melt the butter and oil together in a small pot. Salt, water, brown sugar, and food coloring should be added. Boil for 5 minutes while stirring occasionally. With a large wooden spoon, add the flour and cocoa powder combination to the liquid and stir until thoroughly combined.
- Turn off the heat and let the food cool for ten minutes, or until it is barely warm to the touch. Beat quickly after adding the vanilla and egg until thoroughly combined (it’ll seem like it’s not coming together at first, but keep beating)!
- Fill a sturdy pastry bag with two lines and a large star tip with the dough (or use a cookie press). Strips of dough should be 4 inches (10 cm) long, with 1 inch (about 2 cm) between each churro to allow for expansion. Place dough onto a prepared baking sheet. Bake for 10 minutes, or until the top is touchably crisp. To allow the centers to set, lower the oven temperature to 176°C | 350°F and continue baking for an additional 7–10 minutes. Take out of the oven, then immediately sprinkle with sugar.
- It is served with your choice of chocolate or Nutella!
*Either a cookie press or a double-sided piping bag of high quality must be used! If you can, use a large star nozzle.
To pipe, divide the dough within the piping bag in half with your fingers, and then pipe a small amount at a time. To prevent bursting your piping bag, you must be careful with this step because the dough is rather thick.