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Homemade Churros (Baked, not Fried)

Homemade Baked Churros

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My Homemade Baked Churros recipe just might be better than fried — you be the judge!

Hi Bold Bakers!

Are Baked Churros better than fried ones? I’ll show you how to make Homemade Baked Churros and you can find out for yourself. Plus, learn how to make a gorgeous Hot Chocolate to go along with them. So let’s get baking!

How to make Homemade Baked Churros

Making Homemade Baked Churros is so much easier than you might think. No need to heat up a big pan of messy oil, because this churro dough comes together super easily in a small sauce pot on the stove and is then baked off like a sheet of cookies.

Similar to making my Choux Pastry, this dough starts by combining water, sugar, and butter in a pot. Once that has melted together you add in flour, which will form the mixture into a doughy paste. At this point, you add in your eggs, and the trick here is to mix in the eggs over low heat with a wooden spoon.

At first, the dough might look as if it has separated, but give it time and the eggs will mix into the dough, leaving you with a thick pipe-able churro batter.

Can you substitute the eggs?

Eggs are a key ingredient in this recipe as they help to bind the dough while adding texture and richness. For this reason, eggs cannot be swapped out for anything else in this recipe.

What if I don’t have a piping bag?

Piping the Homemade Churros might sound intimidating but it’s actually super simple. The dough will be loose enough to scoop into your piping bag fitted with a star tip. By applying just a bit of pressure to the piping bag you can smoothly pipe the churros into 3-4 inch strips. They will bake up looking super professional!

If you’ve never used a piping bag before, this is actually a great place to start, as the dough will do most of the work. If you do not have a piping bag you can always use a large plastic bag with the corner snipped off. This will not create the ridges like the star tip will, but will allow you to pipe nice even strips.

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How to serve Homemade Baked Churros?

After the churros have been baked, I toss them in the cinnamon sugar mixture while still warm. This helps the sugar coating adhere to the churros and almost melt into them. I love to serve these fresh out of the oven with this Hot Chocolate — it’s a classic pairing.

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How to store Baked Churros

Leftover churros can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for 2-3 days. That said they are best when freshly baked and warm!

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4.44 from 212 votes
Homemade Churros (Baked, not Fried)
Homemade Baked Churros Recipe
Prep Time
25 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
45 mins

My Homemade Baked Churros recipe just might be better than fried — you be the judge!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 30
Author: Gemma Stafford/Gemma's Bigger Bolder Baking
  • 1 cup (8oz/225g) water
  • ½ cup (4oz/113g) butter
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar (white if you don’t have brown)
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 cup (5oz/143g) plain flour/ all purpose flour
  • 3 eggs , at room temperature
  • For coating:
  • ¼ cups (4oz/113g) sugar
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • Hot Chocolate
  • Hot Chocolate
  • 6 oz (1 cup/180g) bittersweet chocolate (at least 58% cacao), chopped
  • 2 ½ cups (20oz/570ml) milk
  • ½ tsp cornstarch/ cornflour (to be mixed with a 2 tsp of water)
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla
  1. Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C). Place two baking sheets on top of each other to bake the churros. This protects your delicate pastry. Line parchment paper; set aside.

  2. In a medium saucepan, add water, brown sugar, salt, and butter. Place over medium-high heat. Heat until butter is melted and mixture starts to simmer. As soon as it is simmering, whisk in the flour. Whisk until there are no flour lumps and a dough ball has formed.
  3. Now, using a wooden spoon you want to stir the dough around your pot and cook it for about a minute over LOW heat. The mixture will clump and pull away from the sides of the pan. Just do it for a minute :), then take it off the heat and set aside.
  4. In a jug, combine eggs and vanilla and whisk together.
  5. Using your wooden spoon add incorporate a little of your egg mixture into your dough. Stir and mash, breaking up the dough until loosened. Stir well until eggs are incorporated and mixture has the appearance of mashed potatoes.
  6. Continue adding your eggs until combined
  7. Transfer your dough to a piping bag fitted with a star nozzle.
  8. Pipe dough into long churros on the parchment-covered pans. Make sure to pipe them nice and thick. Do this by putting pressure on the bag and piping slowly.
  9. Leave about 2 inches of space between the churros.
  10. Bake for around 18-22 minutes or until golden brown. THEN turn off the oven and leave them in there for 10 minutes to dry a little. This step helps them keep their shape and not going flat once they cool.
  11. Combine sugar, cinnamon and salt in a ziplock baggie.
  12. Take the churros straight from the oven and toss them in the Roll churros in the mixture until well covered. It is best to do this when the churros are warm and fresh from the oven.
  13. Enjoy your homemade churros with my decadent and thick hot chocolate
  14. For the Hot Chocolate:
  15. In a large heavy saucepan heat the milk until to a simmer.
  16. Combine chocolate, Heat the chocolate over medium heat, whisking frequently, until the chocolate is melted.
  17. Whisk the cornstarch mixed with water (aka slurry) into the chocolate.
  18. Cook over medium heat, whisking constantly until chocolate mixture begins to bubble. Reduce the heat and cook for 2 minutes, whisking, until thick.
  19. Remove chocolate from heat and stir in vanilla.
  20. Serve in large cups with churros.



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  1. Katherine on January 31, 2018 at 12:31 pm

    I tried this and they came out good but not great, not as crunchy as a fried one, they took longer to bake for me, about 25-28 minutes

    • Gemma Stafford on February 1, 2018 at 3:12 am

      Hi Katherine,
      Ah! I am sorry you were not so happy with this recipe. It is adapted for the oven, so a different batter and finish.
      Not sure why they took longer to bake! may be an oven temperature thing.
      thank you for being in touch,
      Gemma 🙂

  2. Ezra on January 8, 2018 at 8:47 am

    Believe it or not, I’ve never had a churro before, but I was very happy this was my first. It was excellent, and not complicated to make. I swapped in oil instead of butter and they turned out fine.

    • Gemma Stafford on January 8, 2018 at 5:24 pm

      Hi Ezra,

      I’m thrilled to hear that. I am a huge churro fan 🙂


  3. Lucero Del Mar on December 20, 2017 at 5:57 pm

    Hi Gemma! I’m from Venezuela and I started to watch your videos recipes few days ago. I really fell in love with them! I can’t wait to buy all the ingredients and prepare this recipe! I hope my English isn’t so bad haha 😛

    • Gemma Stafford on December 21, 2017 at 10:41 am

      Hi there,
      No, your English is pretty perfect!
      Tu inglés es mucho mejor que mi español, es bueno tenerte con nosotros,
      Thank you for being here,
      Gemma 🙂

  4. Megan Lee on December 11, 2017 at 10:02 pm

    I tried this recipe about 10 times now and it had never failed 🙂 plus the baked churros dipped with the hot chocolate is BOMMMM! I love it so much

    • Gemma Stafford on December 12, 2017 at 1:53 am

      Hi Megan,
      You are clearly a master at this recipe! Thank you for this great review, it will encourage other Bold Bakers to keep at it! This type of pastry is tricky, until you get it, and then it is easy!
      Thank you for being in touch,
      Gemma 🙂

  5. Meda on December 5, 2017 at 2:36 pm

    This recipe is so easy to follow and a much healthier version too. I can’t wait to try this out!

    Just hoping you can clarify something for me with regards to the eggs. I know in the recipe that it states to use 3 eggs. I was just wondering would it be medium or large sized eggs?

    Would really appreciate it if you could get back to me.


    • Gemma Stafford on December 6, 2017 at 4:25 am

      Hi Meda,
      I use large eggs, really for everything.
      I hope you enjoy this recipe,
      Gemma 🙂

  6. Deepa Chabbria on November 29, 2017 at 8:22 pm

    Hi Gemma. Thanks for all your wonderful recipes. The tips are so helpful.
    Just wanted to ask you if this Choux pastry could be made without eggs. And what should be substituted instead of eggs ?

    • Gemma Stafford on November 30, 2017 at 5:45 am


      Really glad you like my recipes. Unfortunately eggs are super important in this particular recipe.
      Have a look on pinterest and see if you can find an eggless choir recipe.

      Good Luck,

  7. Emilie on November 20, 2017 at 3:57 pm

    Hi Gemma,
    I’m planning on making these for a baking sale at school, and I was wondering:
    1- for how many people is this recipe? And would it be possible to double the recipe? If so, can I just double the quantity of everything, or would I be better off with 2 seperate recipes?
    2- Since I will be at school, (I will have baked them the day before), I won’t have access to an oven.. Would it be possible to heat them in a microwave? Or would it simply be better cold?
    3- and lastly, with this recipe, is it possible to make a hole with a straw in each one, and fill them with dulce de leche?

    Thank you for answering to my questions, I can’t wait to try these, they look so good!

  8. Rachel on September 27, 2017 at 1:42 am

    Hi Gemma. Can I freeze the chocolate sauce? Or leave it the fridge for a week?

    • Gemma Stafford on September 27, 2017 at 2:19 am

      Hi Rachel,
      Yes, this will set up, and then can be warmed through in the microwave oven, just to melt really, and it will be good. cover it down well, or pour it into a sterilized jar with a lid. you can then ‘melt’ a little at a time,
      Gemma 😉

      • Des Calipay on October 15, 2017 at 4:29 am

        Hi Gemma, I would like to clarify if there are different types of cups used for baking? For now I am still confused as I noticed that there are different types of measurement put in every cup.

        • Gemma Stafford on October 15, 2017 at 11:13 am

          Hi Des,
          This is a good question! Cup measurements, were, until recent times, and informal unit of measurement. I would tell my neighbor a recipe based on a cup of this, a cup of that, a number of eggs etc. This was before people had access to a weighing scales at home.
          It did not matter that my neighbors cups, her coffee/tea cups were different than mine, what mattered was that the proportions were right. It is a measure of volume, not weight. How you load the cup changes this, so scooping it, and piling it high, will be different to leveling it, and as ling as you measure each ingredient in the same way all will be well.
          The confusion is caused when we decided to attach an imperial, or metric weight to a measure of volume, it varies, from home to home, chef to chef, ingredient to ingredient.
          So, the secret is to choose your way to measure, and stick to it, do not swap and change in any one recipe, and do not worry about the weight. Otherwise invest in a digital scales, this is a really accurate way to measure, reliable too.
          You need to trust cup measurements, it is only in recent times that they have been relatively standardized. I do hope this is of help,
          Gemma 🙂

  9. P.S. on September 19, 2017 at 11:07 am

    I did this today and couldn’t be happier! They tasted exactly as I imagined good churros would be! I did both baked and fried churros. Here in the house everyone was divided, half voted fried and half voted baked. I voted both, fried (just coated with sugar and cinnamon) and baked (just dipped into the chocolate).

    *The first time and only time I ate this was in Spain and I have to confess that I got a bit disappointed at the time, the churros were flavorless and the chocolate was 100% liquid.

    • Gemma Stafford on September 19, 2017 at 4:25 pm

      I’m really happy you had success. I had them in Barcelona recently where they don’t apple cinnamon and the hot chocolate was watery. I prefer my version 🙂

  10. Victoria Petterson on September 18, 2017 at 6:04 pm

    Hi there! These look awesome!
    I’m gonna make them for my study-group on Thursday.
    I just wondered, as we will be busy studying throughout the morning and probably wont be eating these until lunch time, could I make them in the morning before they get here, and then heat them up in the oven?
    How many degrees C shall they be on, and wrapped in something? Baking paper? Aluminium foil?

    Quick answer is highly appreciated as I cannot wait to try these! Yummy!! 🙂

    Kind regards,

    Victoria 🙂

    • Gemma Stafford on September 19, 2017 at 1:28 am

      Hi Victoria,
      You can reheat these easily, in a few minutes, in a hot oven 180C.
      I would not cover them in the oven, they need to remain slightly crisp. I do hoe you enjoy these,
      Gemma 🙂

  11. jess on September 15, 2017 at 12:56 am

    Hi, Gemma. what can i do with the remaining chocolate sauce. Any recommendation to use up the sauce XD

    • Gemma Stafford on September 15, 2017 at 2:55 am

      Hi Jess,
      you can keep this in the fridge, and use it on ice cream, it will take melting, and refrigerating a few times.
      You can also swirl it through, meringue, cream and ice cream, top it off with toasted flaked almonds, for a delicious dessert. Foe a healthier versin, dip strawberries in it, also a great marriage! You can never have too much chocolate sauce!
      Gemma 🙂

  12. Em on September 14, 2017 at 9:26 am

    I love this recipe <3 For my next party I'm going to be making these! I was wondering if I could freeze the dough or refrigerate it the day before?

    • Gemma Stafford on September 14, 2017 at 4:26 pm

      yes the batter will live happily in the fridge for up to 2 days 🙂

  13. Emi on September 3, 2017 at 6:25 am

    can you make these with gluten free flour?

    • Gemma Stafford on September 3, 2017 at 11:07 am

      Hi Emi,
      Yes! I think if you use a good all purpose GF flour all will be well. these do not depend on gluten as much as on the egg! follow the instructions carefully and all will be well,
      Gemma 🙂

  14. LI LI S Churniasari on August 21, 2017 at 4:25 am

    I made it, it was so good 😍 thanks for the recipe. I really love it! 😘

    • Gemma Stafford on August 22, 2017 at 2:52 am

      Well done you, it is worth getting this one right!
      Gemma 🙂

  15. lachlan michie on August 15, 2017 at 4:36 pm

    hey im doing theese for a cooking class and i tested out the recipe last night. they came out like profiteroles and i was wondering how to make them that harder texture outside and how to make them keep that star shape?

    • Gemma Stafford on August 16, 2017 at 8:50 am

      Hi Lachlan,
      I emailed a response to you as there were gremlins in the website!
      I think you may have needed a little more flour. This mixture should not be very liquid when piped, it should pipe holding its’ shape.
      If you can weigh the ingredients, instead of using cups, that will be more accurate. Flour in different places absorbs liquid in different ways too, it is easier to add more than to take it out!
      I am impressed that you are trying this recipe, do try again,
      Gemma 🙂

  16. Sonia on July 13, 2017 at 1:02 pm

    Hi Gemma, just making these and I wonder if I could refrigerate the pastry for tomorrow 🙂 Thanks

    • Gemma Stafford on July 14, 2017 at 2:36 am

      Hi Sonja,
      I would prefer to bake, refrigerate, and refresh in a hot oven tomorrow. This will work best for this dough,
      Gemma 🙂

      • Sonia on July 24, 2017 at 9:11 am

        Sorry for late reply. Anyway I refrigerated it and it was ok, no problems I would say. The only problem I had was with the nozzle which is very important. At first I had too small/thin nozzle so the churros were too crunchy and I didn’t felt any softness from the inside. In the other case I had too big nozzle and the dough was too thick and even though they were golden brown the inside was still in some places a tiny bit runny. Choose your nozzle carefully if you bake these! 😀 🙂

        • Gemma Stafford on July 25, 2017 at 3:21 am

          Great advice Sonia, thank you for this input, it is very useful for other bold bakers,
          Gemma 🙂

  17. JacksonG on July 2, 2017 at 1:05 pm

    Hi Gemma, I was just wondering if it is ok to freeze the pastry and/or how long they keep for?

    • Gemma Stafford on July 3, 2017 at 2:55 am

      Hi there Jackson,
      Yes, this will be perfectly fine. Freeze in a sealed container for up to a month or so. refresh in a hot oven before serving. thank you for being in touch,
      Gemma 🙂

      • Jackson G on July 10, 2017 at 12:32 pm

        ThankYou sooo much!

  18. MJ Law on June 18, 2017 at 11:21 pm

    Hi Gemma,
    My churros turned out soggy and too eggy in the middle even after 25 minutes of baking at 180°C. It stuck to the baking paper and all the fat/oil from the butter leaked out and soaked the baking paper. I followed to quantities in the recipe and the instructions so I don’t know what went wrong. Can you please help?

    • Gemma Stafford on June 19, 2017 at 1:54 am

      Hi there,
      Given that you say you followed the recipe and method exactly (do go back and double check that) I suspect that you may have a problem with your oven temperature/thermostat.
      It is really important too to preheat your oven, for any baking really, think about this! If the oven is right, and the recipe is right, you really cannot fail with this.
      I think the paper you used may have been greaseproof paper, rather than baking paper. I have never known baking paper to fail.
      Hope this is of some help in figuring this out.
      Gemma 🙂

    • JacksonG on July 2, 2017 at 12:55 pm

      It says 200C !

      • Gemma Stafford on July 3, 2017 at 2:57 am

        Hi there,
        Yes, it will need a hot oven,
        Gemma 🙂

  19. Annaowuor on June 14, 2017 at 10:51 am

    My churros were more like cream puffs what did I do wrong?

    • Gemma Stafford on June 22, 2017 at 9:20 am

      you didn’t do anything wrong. This recipe is similar to cream puffs when baked. If you fried them it would be a little bit different texture.

  20. moneeba yasin on June 11, 2017 at 9:08 am

    HI Gemma! I love your youtube channel and think your an amazing baker. Could I have the recipe converted into grams because I can understand it and make them more easily.
    Thanks a lot

    • Gemma Stafford on June 12, 2017 at 2:08 am

      Hi there,
      the recipe as written here on the website is already in all of the measuring styles.
      cup (8oz/225g) water
      ½ cup (4oz/113g) butter
      ½ tsp vanilla extract
      2 tablespoons brown sugar (white if you don’t have brown)
      ¼ tsp salt
      1 cup (5oz/143g) plain flour/ all purpose flour
      3 eggs, at room temperature
      For coating:
      ¼ cups (4oz/113g) sugar
      ¼ tsp salt
      1tsp cinnamon
      Hot Chocolate
      Hot Chocolate
      6 oz (1 cup/180g) bittersweet chocolate (at least 58% cacao), chopped
      2 ½ cups (20oz/570ml) milk
      ½ tsp cornstarch/ cornflour (to be mixed with a 2 tsp of water)
      ¼ teaspoon vanilla
      Do go back and check this out,
      Gemma 🙂

  21. Sophie on June 10, 2017 at 5:38 pm

    I would LOVE to make these churros!
    Can I make the churros and the hot chocolate ahead of time? Or is there a better way? I need to prepare these a few days ahead.

    • Gemma Stafford on June 11, 2017 at 1:46 am

      Hi Sophie,
      these are really best baked and eaten. You could freeze them when fully baked, then refresh in a hot oven before serving. I think it would be good, but I suggest you do a run of this ahead of when you need them. hope this works out well for you. The chocolate sauce is easily put together a day or so ahead 🙂

  22. Hannah.C on June 6, 2017 at 6:59 pm

    Can I dip these in dulce de leche?

    • Gemma Stafford on June 6, 2017 at 9:19 pm

      oh yes you sure can!!!! that will be amazing 🙂

  23. elyssa manap on June 2, 2017 at 3:52 am

    Hi gemma, i know this recipe is for baking the churros but i was wondering if i could also use this recipe to fry them?

    • Gemma Stafford on June 3, 2017 at 2:52 am

      Yes, this is perfectly possible, take care with boiling oil if you are young or inexperienced! 180C should do it.
      Gemma 🙂

  24. Cherry on June 1, 2017 at 8:14 pm

    Hi Gemma,

    I was reading your recipe and wondering how different is it from baking eclairs since it’s the same pâte à choux. Why is the result different?

    Thank you!

  25. Jana Omar Hilal on May 31, 2017 at 9:12 am

    Loved it made it after ramadan my family and i were jumping up amd down for more not mention iy was my first churro to make and the joy chocolate die for i even made more to eat thanks for the recipe

    • Gemma Stafford on May 31, 2017 at 9:59 pm

      That is so great to hear. Thank you for trying it out 🙂

  26. Jojo3132 on May 29, 2017 at 5:52 pm

    Will magarine work in place of butter for this recipe?

    • Gemma Stafford on May 30, 2017 at 3:34 am

      Hi there,
      Yes, a good quality hard margarine, designed for baking, not spreading, is best!
      Gemma :0

      • Jojo3132 on June 3, 2017 at 3:42 am

        Thanks Gemma ! The churros turned out lovely :·)

  27. Gina on May 29, 2017 at 5:39 pm

    Hi Gemma. I tried this using the first few ingredients exactly as stated: 1 cup water, 1/2 cup butter salt and 1 cup flour, but my batter is very loose and didn’t firm or ball up like in the video. Not sure what I may have done wrong?

    • Gemma Stafford on May 30, 2017 at 4:07 am

      Hi Gina,
      here is the recipe:

      1 cup (8oz/225g) water
      ½ cup (4oz/113g) butter
      ½ tsp vanilla extract
      2 tablespoons brown sugar (white if you don’t have brown)
      ¼ tsp salt
      1 cup (5oz/143g) plain flour/ all purpose flour
      3 eggs, at room temperature
      For coating:
      ¼ cups (4oz/113g) sugar
      ¼ tsp salt
      1tsp cinnamon
      Hot Chocolate
      Hot Chocolate
      6 oz (1 cup/180g) bittersweet chocolate (at least 58% cacao), chopped
      2 ½ cups (20oz/570ml) milk
      ½ tsp cornstarch/ cornflour (to be mixed with a 2 tsp of water)
      ¼ teaspoon vanilla
      I cannot tell what went wrong as you did not tell me exactly how you followed the recipe, and if there were changes to other ingredients! Do let me know,
      Gemma 🙂

  28. jjsnowflake on May 13, 2017 at 2:55 am

    Hi Gemma,
    I made this today (2nd attempt) and it was soft and had the texture of cream puff, not really churro-like crispy. Is that the right texture?

    • Gemma Stafford on May 14, 2017 at 3:20 am

      hi there,
      No! these should be firm and slightly crisp. I think you under-baked them!
      Gemma 🙂

  29. Grace on May 11, 2017 at 12:28 pm

    Hi! Just made these and they turned out well, only problem is, I can’t get the cinnamon/sugar to stick. I literally took them from the oven to the sugar mix and it just doesn’t stick! I did follow the directions ( I used to be Assistant pastry chef) but can’t see what I did wrong. Perhaps baked too long?

    • Gemma Stafford on May 12, 2017 at 2:04 am

      Hi Grace,
      Did you brush them with butter? This is an essential step,
      Gemma 🙂

      • Grace on May 12, 2017 at 7:51 am

        Gemma- I didn’t see that step in the directions but will try again. Thanks for responding so quickly!

      • Deb on June 2, 2017 at 8:32 am

        These looks so good and easy enough for even an inexperienced baker like me to handle! I’m just glad I read the comments before making them, since brushing them with butter before coating is not in the directions!
        Gemma – it looks like you started to put it in on Step #12, but then maybe it got deleted? It says to “toss them in the Roll churros in mixture”.
        Hopefully you’ll see this and fix it, since it sounds like it’s an important step! Can’t wait to try them!

        • Gemma Stafford on June 3, 2017 at 2:57 am

          Hi Deb,
          I do not brush these with butter, but you can if you wish. If you coat them when they are hot the sugar and cinnamon will stick, as they will be slightly sticky.
          Let me know how you get on with this,
          Gemma 🙂

  30. Becky on May 5, 2017 at 8:42 am

    Hi Gemma! Thanks for the great recipe and video! If I wanted to make this for a dinner party, could I make the pastry in advance (and refrigerate?) and then wait to bake? Or is it necessary to make the pastry right before baking? Thanks!

    • Gemma Stafford on May 6, 2017 at 1:28 am

      Hi Becky,
      I prefer to make and bake, and refresh in a hot oven.
      This means that you are not worried about how they will turn out, when you are trying to enjoy your party.
      A few minutes will bring these back to life!
      Gemma 🙂

  31. Madison on May 4, 2017 at 6:06 am

    Hi there! This recipe looks phenomenal and I plan on making them into little bites like you mentioned at the end. Will I have to adjust baking time for the smaller balls? Thanks!

    • Gemma Stafford on May 6, 2017 at 2:29 am

      Hi Madison,
      Yes, but only a fraction, you will need to keep an eye on this yourself,
      Gemma 🙂

  32. Lian Arguin-Laverdière on April 13, 2017 at 2:48 pm

    Hi, about the eggs, is it small or large eggs?

    • Gemma Stafford on April 14, 2017 at 3:46 am

      I generally use large eggs, medium will do, small are too small generally,
      Gemma 🙂

  33. Dee on April 12, 2017 at 1:48 am

    Hi Gemma

    These were great. The second time I made them like donuts and glazed them with your special salted caramel sauce. I can’t get enough of them. Thanks for simplifying both!

    do you have a sticky gingerbread (loaf/cake) recipe that doesn’t need molasses? I can only find molasses-sugar and various syrups like maple-carob..

    • Gemma Stafford on April 12, 2017 at 7:15 am

      Hi Dee,
      This is a great idea, well done you! I am happy that you mastered this one!
      I have a great Gingerbread Cake here on the website. I make this in a slow cooker/crock pot.
      If you do not have one you can bake this in the oven. Use a heavy bowl, and cover it down. It is a slow bake 130C.250F for about 2 hrs, but you will need to monitor this. I have not oven baked this, and I have not tried it at a higher temperature, so it will be an experiment,
      Gemma 🙂

  34. lara on April 4, 2017 at 8:16 pm

    This was delicious!

  35. Bipasyana on March 22, 2017 at 5:13 am

    Hi Gemma,
    i really love all of your recipes. so far i have tried irish soda bread,whole wheat bread,best ever pizza,monkey bread pizza,Digestive biscuit, carrot cakes and many more.i cant remember all 😀 and all of these i made without egg using your substitution chart.All came out satisfactory. i once tried churros too by substituting egg with ground flax seed and water mixture but unfortunately i failed. isn’t there any substitution of egg which is perfect for this recipe? it looks so yummy and i want to try self made version of these. Thank you for all the recipes so far. lots of love!

    • Gemma Stafford on March 22, 2017 at 10:00 am

      Hi there,
      Well! there are some recipes which really rely on eggs. This recipe is from Mexico, and Mexicans eat more eggs than any other race on earth, how about that!
      For me there is no substitute which really works in this type of recipe, choux pastry being the other one.
      Check online, there may be other ideas,
      Gemma 🙂

      • Bipasyana on March 22, 2017 at 7:05 pm

        Thank you so much for responding. My bad i couldnt taste it.(being a vegetarian is tough sometimes ?)
        I have a small request. Can you do a basic video for a vegetarian like me ,making it clear in which tye of recipe egg is must and in which type of recipe we can substitute it?
        Thank you for your help. Keep baking and guiding us.

        • Gemma Stafford on March 23, 2017 at 4:37 am

          Good idea! Eggs are such a vital part of some baking, but not all!
          Will add this to my ideas list, thank you,
          Gemma 🙂

  36. Goldo on March 20, 2017 at 9:45 pm

    Does serve 30 mean 30 servings or 30 churros?

    • Gemma Stafford on March 21, 2017 at 8:21 am

      Hi there,
      This means 30 churro, I do hope you enjoy this,
      Gemma 🙂

      • Goldo on March 27, 2017 at 6:49 am

        Thanks so much!!

  37. Nadia on February 24, 2017 at 8:51 am

    These were my first churros and they turned out perfect. I cheated with store bought dulce de lece. Thank you for sharing!

    • Gemma Stafford on February 24, 2017 at 12:54 pm

      You naughty girl Nadia, lol!
      I am so happy that this recipe worked for you, well done,
      Gemma 🙂

  38. Ruzanna A.R on February 12, 2017 at 8:42 pm

    I like this recipe. Thanks.
    I think some tweaking is required though somewhere, maybe the baking time. But honestly I love the idea of baked churros because well o didn’t have to be stuck in the kitchen frying it! and when you are managing toddlers… oven stuff are awesome!

    I like making things ahead and observe how it freezes then cooks. Thus that’s exactly what this is, it’s Freezed churros dough pre piped then when needed into the oven..

    I realised at 200 c for 20 mins was not exactly how I say nicely cooked, it got dark on the bottom and slightly deflated.. so my second test was at 180c 20 mins and brought the temp down to 150c for 10 mins… hoping that cooks it well with less deflating…

    however still awesome and my kids got chocolate mess everywhere 🙂

    ps. how do I post pictures?

    • Gemma Stafford on February 13, 2017 at 7:48 am

      Hi there,
      Ah! it sounds like you are experimenting with this recipe, good job, get it right for you.
      You can post your photos through the link at the bottom of every recipe. I will look forward to seeing the results,
      Gemma 🙂

  39. Lucy on February 5, 2017 at 12:25 pm

    I made these due to the good reviews but these tasted horrible!

    • Gemma Stafford on February 6, 2017 at 1:11 am

      Haha! Lucy I guess you got something wrong! Go back to the recipe and check it out, it is a learning curve,
      Gemma 🙂

  40. sbishnoi88 on January 29, 2017 at 9:25 pm

    I can’t wait to try this! Where do you get your pastry bags/tips? The star tip I have will make really skinny churros 🙁

    • Gemma Stafford on January 30, 2017 at 1:20 am

      Hi there,
      I have loads of these frosting tips, collected over the years, and add to them from time to time. Wilton do a really great range, which are available on Amazon, and any kitchen shop will have them too. Failing all of that you can use a plastic food bag, with a churro sized corner cut off, and use that! it will not be ridged, but it will be good too. Use what you have, this is how it was done in times past!
      Gemma 🙂

  41. Vaishnavi Rasam on January 25, 2017 at 1:11 pm

    Hi, I love all your recipe. I want to make churros, can I substitute egg in this recipe??

    • Gemma Stafford on January 27, 2017 at 2:08 am

      Hi there, really no!
      This type of pastry is based on eggs, it really is related to choux pastry, and although you may find alternative recipes online I do not find them to work in the same way,
      Gemma 🙂

  42. Katelynn on January 23, 2017 at 3:39 am

    A good recipe. I made a churro ice cream bowl! ;D

    • Gemma Stafford on January 25, 2017 at 5:45 am

      Yummy, what a great idea Katelynn,
      Gemma 🙂

  43. kimo on January 4, 2017 at 12:22 am

    hi Gemma
    i like the recipe but am worried about can i fry them instade baking. Thnaks

    • Gemma Stafford on January 4, 2017 at 11:37 am

      Sure you can, just watch the temperature, needs to be about 180 degrees to cook through without over baking on the outside,
      Gemma 🙂

  44. Inbar on December 22, 2016 at 2:22 am

    Hi Gemma, this recipe looks amazing.
    Im from israel and we’re celebrating Hanukka this week, a holiday full of Sufganiot (check it out!) and donuts. I think i will try something else this year and make these amazing looking Churros! I have a question though, does the taste is similar to the deep-fried Churros? I dont want to fry them, but i do want it be tatsy as deep-fried ones.
    Thanks in advance and happy holidays!

    • Gemma Stafford on December 23, 2016 at 3:13 am

      Hi Inbar,
      If you get this recipe right they are every bit as good as the fried version. I wish you every success with this recipe.
      Gemma 🙂

      • Inbar Yannai on December 23, 2016 at 1:18 pm

        Thank you!

  45. TheZmartZombie on November 29, 2016 at 8:53 am

    When mixing, can I use an automatic mixer?

    • Gemma Stafford on November 30, 2016 at 2:34 am

      Well! this recipe is best made by hand, though some people do use a mixer to add the eggs, little by little, so try it out!
      Gemma 🙂

  46. Jodi on November 27, 2016 at 3:28 am

    Oh my CHURROS!!!!!! These were amazing, loved my me and my family – WILL be making these again!!! Thanks for sharing such a simple yet delicious recipe!!! 🙂

    • Gemma Stafford on November 28, 2016 at 2:29 am

      Hi Jodi,
      I am really happy to hear this, people get this either very right, or very wrong, well done you,
      Gemma 🙂

  47. Lia Sokol on November 25, 2016 at 6:45 am

    Hi gemma,
    I LOVE your blog and YouTube channel. could make these with gluten free flour? Thanks!

    • Gemma Stafford on November 25, 2016 at 1:27 pm

      hi there, yes, I think this is worth a shot! Use a good all purpose gf flour. It is good ot have oyu with us,
      Gemma 🙂

  48. Jane on November 17, 2016 at 4:28 pm

    Hi Gemma, could I have the nutrition facts for this recipe?

    • Gemma Stafford on November 18, 2016 at 6:20 am

      What do you mean? Are you talking calories, or fats, carbs, sugars etc. I do not do that type of breakdown, Gemma 🙂

  49. Myra on November 4, 2016 at 8:05 am

    Hi! I’m from India and watch almost all your videos & try them out as well! Churros are my favourite! I’m making them for a bakery sale in my school to raise funds. Could you please suggest how I should increase the quantities? I’m planning to serve it in paper cups with 4-5 churros sticks each. Please do let me know asap 🙂

    • Gemma Stafford on November 5, 2016 at 4:31 am

      Hi Myra, for this recipe you can simple multiply the recipe. Do try it out with a small batch first, to be sure you have it right. All baking takes practice.
      I would be tempted to only do double batches at a time, this will allow you to prepare more as you bake one lot. Do not let the batter sit around for too long before baking, this is important 🙂

  50. Gyanvi on October 31, 2016 at 3:43 am

    i really likes your recipe but cannot decide which egg substitute to use. can you please help me with that.

    • Gemma Stafford on October 31, 2016 at 4:14 am

      Hi there, there are some recipes which cannot be made with an egg substitute, or at least not successfully! This is one of them, it is heavily reliant on eggs. Choux pastry is also like this, it will not be the same thing if you substitute the eggs! Gemma 🙂

    • Wendy on July 24, 2017 at 5:22 am

      Hi Gemma, I was wondering can u make this recipe with sweeteners (eg natvia) and can u substitute flour for wholemeal, almond meal/flour or coconut flour?

      • Gemma Stafford on July 24, 2017 at 7:09 am

        Hi Wendy,
        The sweetener can readily be substituted, choose a natural one if you can, agave powder/xylitol etc. There is a requirement here that the sugars slightly caramelize, in order to give a good result. They type of flour is important too, I would not use a whole meal flour for this bake. This is a delicate thing, it relies on the recipe being as true as possible,
        Gemma 🙂

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