True indulgence doesn't get much better than this. Dipping fried doughy goodness into rich hot chocolate.Yum!

  • 30 mins cooking
  • Makes 35 Item
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Churros are a popular Spanish dish of deep-fried pastry coated in sugar.
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  • 1 cup (250ml) water
  • 1 tablespoon caster (superfine) sugar
  • 90 gram butter, chopped coarsely
  • 1 cup (150g) plain flour
  • 2 eggs
  • vegetable oil, for deep-frying
Aniseed sugar
  • 5 star anise
  • 1/2 cup (110g) caster (superfine) sugar


  • 1
    Make aniseed sugar. Blend or process ingredients until ground finely.
  • 2
    Bring the water, sugar and butter to the boil in medium saucepan. Add sifted flour; beat with wooden spoon over high heat until mixture comes away from base and side of pan to form a smooth ball. Transfer mixture to small bowl; beat in eggs, one at a time, with electric mixer until mixture becomes glossy.
  • 3
    Spoon mixture into piping bag fitted with a 1cm fluted tube.
  • 4
    Heat oil in large saucepan; pipe 6cm (2¼-inch) lengths of batter into oil (cut off lengths with a knife). Deep-fry churros, in batches, about 6 minutes or until browned lightly and crisp. Drain on absorbent paper.
  • 5
    Roll churros in aniseed sugar. Serve warm.

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