FRESH FROM FLORIDA RECIPE: Learn to Prepare Cinnamon-Sugar-Coated Pastry Florida Orange & Honey Churros – Delicious!
By Space Coast Daily // August 14, 2023
Serve with Sweet & Spicy Florida Strawberry Sauce
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA — Check out how to make this Fresh From Florida recipe: Florida Orange and Honey Churros, which are a cinnamon-sugar-coated pastry.
■ 1 cup Florida orange juice
■ 1 tablespoon Florida honey
■ 1 cup water
■ 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
■ 2 tablespoons sugar
■ 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
■ ½ teaspoon salt
■ 2 cups all-purpose flour
■ 2 large eggs
■ 2 quarts vegetable oil, for frying
■ 1 tablespoon cinnamon
■ ½ cup sugar
■ In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat combine orange juice, water, butter, 2 sugar, vanilla, and salt.
■ Bring to a boil, remove from heat, and add flour all at once.
■ Stir until all the flour is incorporated. Transfer dough to a stand mixer (using paddle attachment) and mix on low for about 1 minute allowing the dough to cool slightly (do not skip this step).
■ Add eggs, one at a time, allowing the egg to be fully incorporated before adding the next. (At first it will appear the egg is not mixing into dough, but it will eventually become smooth after 15 seconds or so).
■ Transfer dough to a piping bag fitted with a #8-star pastry tip. Refrigerate in piping bag for a minimum of 15 minutes or up to 1 hour before frying.
■ Combine cinnamon and sugar in a medium bowl and set aside.
■ Add approximately 2 inches of oil to cast iron pan or Dutch oven and heat over medium-high heat (375 degrees).
■ Carefully pipe in 2-inch-long pieces of dough into hot oil, using scissors to cut the dough from the piping bag.
■ Fry in small batches for about 6-7 minutes or until churros are golden brown. Transfer to a paper-towel-lined baking pan to drain excess oil. Immediately toss the hot churros with cinnamon-sugar to coat.
■ Serve immediately with Sweet & Spicy Florida Strawberry Sauce