Some of you may have seen the magical ‘Oreo Churros’ flying around the internet, a chocolate churro with that creamy Oreo filling piped through the middle…
But we have honestly not seen them anywhere! Maybe they’re a myth? Or a sick joke someone has invented to play with the Oreo lovers mind. Or maybe, more realistically they’re American and we just can’t get them here in the UK.
Anyway, we have decided to create our own version of the Oreo churro, using a combination of a basic churro recipe and crushed Oreos.
The best part of this recipe, is that it is super super easy to make, and quick too!
First of all, you will need to separate two packets of Oreos, surprisingly, it doesn’t take all that long, but it’s really satisfying when the top comes off whole and the icing peels off easily…
Half of the Oreo crumbs will be used in the dough (simply made from butter, water and flour, plus the crumbs), the rest will be mixed with a bit of sugar and salt to roll the churros in after frying, instead of a cinnamon sugar coating.
- 60g butter
- 350ml water
- 150g plain flour
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 2 x 154g packets of Oreos
- oil for frying
- sugar and salt for coating
- Separate the oreos into two bowls, split each oreo in half, scrape the creamy icing centre into one bowl and the chocolate biscuit into the other.
- Blitz the biscuits in a food processor to a crumb.
- In a saucepan, bring the water to a boil and add the butter until melted. Add the flour, baking powder, salt and half the biscuit crumbs and beat quickly until all is incorporated, set aside to cool slightly.
- Turn on your deep fat fryer, or alternatively bring a large saucepan or oil.
- On a baking tray mix together the rest of your biscuit crumbs with 1 tablespoon sugar & 1 tsp salt.
- Transfer your dough to a piping bag fitted with a star nozzle, pipe strips of the dough (however long you like) into the oil and fry until crisp and float to the top, remove with a slotted spoon and toss in the biscuit crumb mix.
- Microwave your oreo filling for approx. 30 secs until melted & dip away!
To create the churros, we used a star nozzle and a piping bag, but thats just to create the classic churro shape which is so fun to dip in the icing. However, if you pop balls of the mixture into the oil rather than piping it, it’ll work just as well, you’ll just have doughnut hole like churros and will taste the same!
The original Oreo churros have the frosting piped down the middle, which to be honest, we felt was abit unnecessary, for a few reasons; 1. ain’t nobody got time for that, 2. the churros will no longer be warm and delicious, and 3. that is no way near enough icing to churro ratio!