Thursday, May 5, 2011

7 Cinco De Mayo

I had plans to do a giant post with links and pictures to all the different Mexican foods that I have on Elizabeth Ann's Recipe Box. . .
but then life got in the way. . . 
Our school does an annual t-shirt sale to benefit the Invisible Children in Africa and I have been in charge of it the past three years. . . 
and. . . 
we are right in the middle of it. . .
This is for another post, but the hearts of the kids I teach, never cease to amaze me. . . 

Back to Cinco de Mayo. . . 
Nate, Parker and I celebrated on Tuesday night with a Mexican Dinner since I have a soccer game tonight.
Guacamole, Tostados, Sopapilla Cheesecake, and Churros were on the menu. . .
I'll share the rest of the recipes later but today I wanted to leave you with a short, easy, amazing one. . . CHURROS! :-) I can't remember the first time I had a churro but I am sure it was in San Antonio with my dad's family at Sea World or something like that. . . oh, the cinnamon sugar deliciousness! :-) I literally haven't had one since elementary school, so I thought I needed to remedy that! :-) 
Vegetable Oil
4 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
3 1/4 cups Original Bixquick mix (I used Pioneer Brand) 
1 cup hot water
In 3-quart saucepan, heat oil (2 to 3 inches) over medium-high heat until thermometer inserted in oil reads 375°F.
In small bowl, mix 3 tablespoons of the sugar and the cinnamon; set aside. In medium bowl, stir Bisquick mix, hot water and remaining 1 tablespoon sugar with spatula until dough forms. 
Spoon dough into pastry bag fitted with 1/4-inch star tip. Pipe 5-inch strips of dough into hot oil. If necessary, cut dough with knife or scissors between each churro. Cook 2 to 3 minutes, turning frequently, until golden brown. Carefully remove from oil; drain on paper towels. 
Immediately sprinkle churros generously with sugar-cinnamon mixture. Serve warm. (Nate likes his COVERED in honey!)
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  1. aiden is OBSESSED with guac, hes heading over :)

  2. hey - I need a good guac recipe..., please ;)

  3. Wow, this looks amazing girl. How do you eat this yummy goodness and stay so thin?!

  4. Haha, I work out 7 days a week. . . and I can only have a 'bite' instead of HALF of a pan of sopapilla cheesecake! :-)

  5. Elizabeth this looks amazing!! Thank you so much for sharing such wonderful recipes with us. Happy Cinco de Mayo!

  6. Churros with honey sounds great! I'll be making these for sure!


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