Friday, September 19, 2008

Cinnamon Sugar Swirl Things

*Grocery Cart Challenge Recipe Swap Friday*

What is a cinnamon sugar swirl thing? Well, it tastes VERY similar to a churro, because I originally wanted to MAKE CHURROS! After I realized that I had no star frosting tips (because I had thrown them all out in a fit of rage after an unfortunate frosting incident, and forgotten about it!), I went ahead and decided to just pipe swirly things into the oil so it didn't look like long plain fried dough sticks.

Alright, now that we've gotten the useless details out of the way, here's the recipe. (Which my 7 year old says is "better than candy")

Vegetable oil *for frying*
1 1/4 cup water
1/2 cup margarine
1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1 tbsp sugar
3 eggs
1/2 cup sugar combined with 3/4 tsp cinnamon(or more if you really like cinnamon)

Preheat oil in large frying pan to 350 or just set on medium heat (Oil should reach no higher than halfway to the top of what ever vessel you have chosen)

Bring water and margarine to boil in medium saucepan

Combine flour, salt, 1 tbsp sugar and 1/4 tsp cinnamon in large mixing bowl

Pour boiling water/margarine into flour mixture and stir (or mix with dough hook) until it pulls away from the sides.

(If you would like to make original churros WITH A LARGE STAR TIP FROSTER you would instead reduce the water/margarine to low and add the flour mixture to the saucepan, stirring until it formed a firm ball)

Beat 3 eggs in separate bowl Then add slowly to dough

It should end up looking like this:

Place dough into a large piping bag (if you do not have a piping bag, snip the tip off of a Ziplock freezer bag and screw on frosting tip *you probably already knew that*)

Pipe directly into hot oil in swirly like motion

When one side has browned, approx 1-2 minutes, turn over, repeat

Place into/onto large plate or baking dish and immediately sprinkle with cinnamon sugar

See more of my recipes here, here, here, and here!
Have questions? Contact me at

12 Helpful Hints:

Michelle said...

They look kinda like piggy tails... but that doesn't sound very appetizing.

Oh, and you have the same, exact dining room chairs as my SISTER-IN-LAW. You so lucky!

Mrs. X said...

They do look like pig tails! I think if I call them that my boys will just want to eat more of them :P

Britt said...

Mmm .. I am totally craving something fried/sugary/waist widening. Yet I'm not quite sure I want to make it. Times like these I really wish I had a chef on hand :o)

Phoebe said...

Oooh, these sound awesome! I love fried up cinnamon concotions. We made some cinnamon/sugar fried tortillas last week.
Definitely going to try these!

Liz said...

Mmmm. They seem very similar to funnel cakes - the only reason to go to fairs!

Miriam said...

Liz, I thought the same thing - that they look like funnel cakes! I bet these are really good! I need to put a deep fryer on my christmas list :P

Duckygirl said...

This may be our afternoon treat today! I may even sprinkle powdered sugar instead and add blackberries on top...YUMMM!!
Thanks for the recipe.


Nina said...

These look really good, bad for me but really good. I will have to give this a try.

April said...

those look so delicious

Pennies In My Pocket said...

Mmmmmmmmmmmm I have to try this!!!

Just wandered onto your blog from I can't remember where! lol


Pennies In My Pocket said...

Posted this on my blog today. Can't wait to try them! :)


Lynette said...

sounds so much like good comfort food
try fried twinkies
they are great

template by