These churros are made from yeast dough and are incredibly popular in Hungary. Churros made with yeast can be found on every corner in Hungary.
The main secret of these churros is adding melted butter at the very end of the dough preparation. This makes the pastries incredibly soft, delicious, and long-lasting.
To prepare these unique Hungarian churros, you will need the following ingredients:
- 4 egg yolks
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tbsp sour cream
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 tbsp brandy
- A pinch of salt
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1 tsp yeast
- 1/4 cup unsalted butter
- Vegetable oil and powdered sugar for serving, to taste
Let’s proceed to the preparation of these unusual Hungarian churros:
Slightly warm the milk and add a pinch of sugar and the yeast. Stir and wait for the yeast to activate (bubbles will appear).
Melt the unsalted butter in the microwave or on the stove and let it cool.
In a deep bowl, combine the flour, remaining sugar, and a pinch of salt. Mix well.
Add the egg yolks, yeast mixture, brandy, and sour cream to the bowl. Start kneading the dough. Gradually pour in the melted butter while kneading.
Cover the bowl with a towel and let the dough rise for half an hour.
Punch down the dough and roll it out into a 5mm thick sheet. Cut the dough into rectangular pieces, making incisions in the middle of each piece. Fold one corner of each rectangle into the incision.
In a saucepan or deep pot, pour in enough vegetable oil to submerge the churros. Heat the oil and carefully place the dough pieces into the hot oil. Fry until golden brown.
Transfer the cooked churros onto a dish lined with several layers of paper towels. Dust generously with powdered sugar.
Enjoy your delicious Hungarian churros!