Have you eaten churros at theme parks, festivals, and carnivals as a child? Those who have will have very fond memories of these delicious snacks. I always remember how much I loved these tasty churros as a child. It brings back those happy days of childhood. For me, it wasn’t until I tasted Bisquick churros that I really appreciated how amazing they were.
The churros originated in Portugal and Spain, but soon traveled to many Spanish settlements and colonies, especially Mexico, where they became hugely popular. Subsequently they came to the US, where also, they became a huge hit.
Of course, there is some difference in the churros you will find in Mexico. For instance, the ones you will find in Mexico are coated in a sugar and cinnamon mixture. They are also served with caramel, chocolate, or whipped cream. Many people, however, love to eat them just plain.
What Are Churros?
They are Mexican, Spanish, or Portuguese pastries that look like a cruller or doughnut sticks. They are also referred to as “Mexican doughnut” sometimes because of their resemblance to doughnuts. They are actually un-yeasted, tube-shaped, sticks of dough that are piped from a pastry bag, fried in oil, and then rolled in cinnamon sugar.
You can have them for breakfast or just as a snack. In Spain, many people love to have churros for breakfast. You can also have churros with café con leche or dipped into hot and thick chocolate.
Traditionally in Spain and Mexico, there used to be no bakeries for the people living in the mountains. So the Spanish shepherds came up with this unique food. It was easy to cook as well.
Bisquick® is an American brand from General Mills that is based out of the US state of Minnesota. General Mills sells it through their Betty Crocker brand. Bisquick is a pre-mixed baking mix. It is made from flour, baking powder, salt, and shortening. Interestingly, originally the product was used only to bake biscuits. However, it is now also used for making waffles, pancakes, muffins, and coffee cakes. There are actually many ways in which this all-purpose baking mix can be used.
How did this pre-mixed baking mix come about? According to a story, a General Mills sales executive, during one his travels, met a chef in a dining car, and was served fresh biscuits, which he loved very much. When he asked the chef how it was prepared, the person said it was from a special pre-mixed batter that he uses. Bisquick® was inspired from the work of this dining car chef. The product was introduced in 1931.
How To Make Bisquick Churros At Home
You can make them very easily at home with just four simple ingredients. Eat them just like you want – dipped in a cup of hot chocolate or just plain. Sprinkle some cinnamon and sugar and enjoy your classic Mexican pastry.
Nutrition Facts Per Serving
Calories 145, Carbohydrates 10g, Cholesterol 0mg, Total Fat 14g, Protein 1g, Sugar 2g, Fiber 0g, Sodium 160mg, Potassium 15mg
What Do They Taste Like?
Are the churros crunchy or soft? They are quite crispy outside, but the inside will be soft. The sugar cinnamon will crystalize from the heat of your fried dough. This is what gives you the crispy and sugary exterior. Texture-wise, the churros will be denser, chewier, and will be like slightly crispier donuts.
Should You Eat Churros Cold or Hot?
One of the reasons why the churros taste so yummy is because of their crispiness. They are at their crispiest when you have them just after cooking. However, you can also store your churros at room temperature for up to 2-3 days if you want and then reheat them before eating. They will still be crispy.
They are sure to become spongier and softer if you let them cool down. And cold churros will be much chewier compared to the hot ones. Most people don’t like them this way.
Can You Cook Churros at Home Without a Piping Bag?
Piping your homemade churros is actually very simple. The dough will be so loose that you should be able to scoop it into your piping bag easily with a star tip. Just apply a little pressure to your piping bag so that you can pipe your churros smoothly into 3 to 4 inch strips. You will then have really delicious churros.
This is a great recipe to start using a piping bag if you haven’t used any of them before. That’s because, the dough itself will do most of the work.
However, if you don’t have a piping bag at home, then you can use a big plastic bag always. But make sure that the bag’s corner is snipped off. You won’t get the ridges that you get when you use the star tip, but you will still be able to pipe nice and even strips.
The Bisquick churros are a really tasty snack that you can enjoy throughout the day. Make them at home and serve them to everyone. Show off your cooking skills. Let us know down below if you made these and how they turned out.