Churro Craze Hits Havana

Over the last few years, Cubans have been clamoring to import churro making equipment in order to open up their own street food stand selling the delicious snacks. Visit Havana and walk through its streets; you won’t be able to travel 50 meters without seeing a churro stand.

Cuban Churro Recipe

Here is the recipe, if you dare to make them at home. But you will need a churro making machine, and a deep fryer…


1 cup flour of flour

½ teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon oil or butter

1 cup water or milk

oil for deep frying

Preparation: place the water (or milk), oil (or butter), and salt in a pot and bring to a boil. Remove from the heat. Add flour, mixing quickly and continuously with a wooden spoon. Place the dough in a cookie gun or mold to make churros and extrude them into the hot, fryer oil. Cut them with scissors when they are the correct length. Sprinkled with sugar, or fill them with sweet caramel or guayaba filling.

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