We didn't get around to making doughnuts for channukah this year. Each year we make a different kind. This year I had planned to make churros, so we finally made a half-recipe of them today. This was an even better recipe than last year's beignets!
Bring to a boil:
2 cups water
5 T. sugar
1 t. salt
1/4 cup vegetable oil
Then add in:
2 cups of flour
Stir it until it forms a big ball.
Heat a pot of oil to 375. (I used a small pot so I didn't have to use up much oil.) When the oil is ready, you can pipe in sections of dough w/a pastry bag. (Or, if you're like me and couldn't FIND your pastry bag, you can roll small sections of dough with your hands... mine were 3–5 inches long.) Fry them until golden brown, drain them on paper towels, then roll them around in a cinnamon sugar mixture.
These were so delicious. What a nice little treat! I think we'll definitely have to repeat these next year. Farewell, fried foods! We enjoyed your visit. :)