Churro Donuts for Day of the Dead

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Churro Donuts recipe inspired in Mexican favorites and Day of the Dead traditions
Churro Donuts recipe inspired in Mexican favorites and Day of the Dead traditions

The Day of the Dead celebration is a Mexican tradition that dates for centuries. This special holiday is a time dedicated to remembering those that have passed. Sweets and bread are very common in the menu for this feast. And making churro donuts inspired by my Mexican roots are the perfect treat to celebrate such a special occasion with the family.

Ingredients for the Churro Donuts
Ingredients for the Churro Donuts

The churro donuts are made with Pillsbury Original Crescent Rolls Twin Pack 8 oz and dusted with cinnamon sugar. Paired with dulce de leche and a cup of frothy cinnamon hot chocolate. The combination makes a tasty treat to celebrate those that are still alive and remember those that have left, while we create memories together embracing our culture and traditions.

Churro Donuts recipe inspired in Mexican favorites and Day of the Dead traditions

Churro Donuts for Day of the Dead

The churro donuts made with Pillsbury Original Crescent Rolls Twin Pack 8 oz, and cinnamon sugar. Paired with dulce de leche and frothy hot chocolate. 
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 6 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 1 package of Pillsbury Original Crescent Rolls Twin Pack 8 oz
  • 1 cup of frying oil
  • 1 cup of refined sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of powdered cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup of dulce de leche optional

Instructions
 

  • Open two packages of Pillsbury Original Crescent Rolls Twin Pack 8 oz and extend over a wooden board. Place both sheets of dough together and then fold. Using a rolling pin try to even out the dough. 
  • Cut the donuts using a doughnut cutter. Leftover pieces of dough use them to form balls. Refrigerate the donuts until ready to fry. 
  • Place a deep frying pan in the stove and fill it with frying oil. And let it rise to a frying temperature. Oil needs to be hot. 
  • Fry each donut one by one and place on a paper towel to remove excess oil. 
  • Mix the sugar with the cinnamon powder and dust the donuts with it. Place doughnuts on a nice serving dish and add sugar skull pins to decorate.  

Notes

You will need a doughnut cutter and sugar skull pins to decorate. Do not use peanut oil since it will overcook the donuts. You can use soybean, corn or canola. You can pair the donuts with dulce de leche, and a cup of hot chocolate, a glass of milk, and or coffee.

Nutrition

Serving: 0gCarbohydrates: 0gProtein: 0gFat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0gMonounsaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 0mgPotassium: 0mgFiber: 0gSugar: 0gVitamin A: 0IUVitamin C: 0mgCalcium: 0mgIron: 0mg
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Day of the Dead is celebrated every year on November 2nd. And the menu is based on the favorite dishes that our beloved ones that have left were used to enjoy when alive. Traditionally, the menu includes mole, rice, beans and pan de muerto. As well as sugar skulls, hot chocolate, and agua fresca.

Holiday entertaining is easy with Pillsbury
Holiday entertaining is easy with Pillsbury

The pan de muerto is a special bread that is made just for the occasion and has a peculiar round shape. It is decorated with bones made of dough to represent a skeleton. This bread is somewhat challenging to make, takes a lot of time and the ingredients are scarce or not available in the area I live.

Knowing that Pillsbury is a trusted brand that is big on holiday entertaining I headed over to Walmart and bought the convenient Pillsbury Original Crescent Rolls Twin Pack 8 oz as I needed two packs of the dough. I have used this product before, and my family loves it.

I can create traditional Latino inspired recipes with the help of a trusted brand like Pillsbury
I can create traditional Latino inspired recipes with the help of a trusted brand like Pillsbury

I enjoy cooking with Pillsbury because it saves me precious time in the kitchen and also allows me to create fun recipes with my Mexican flavors.

Churro Donuts for Dia de Muertos or Day of the Dead
Churro Donuts for Día de Muertos or Day of the Dead

Inspired in the pan de muerto flavors, I made the churro donuts. To recreate the bones, I used leftover pieces of the Pillsbury Crescent dough to simulate that odd shape this bread has.

Shopping at Walmart for Pillsbury Crescents
Shopping at Walmart for Pillsbury Crescents

The result was a success. The flavor profile matches my traditional Mexican flavors, and the sugar skull pins completed the theme of this tray of sweet treats.

Day of the Dead churro donuts paired with dulce de leche and frothy hot chocolate
Day of the Dead churro donuts paired with dulce de leche and frothy hot chocolate

And the best of all is that I’ve created a new recipe with my latino twist using products I can easily find in the store in no time. Now that baking season has started, I invite you to create your masterpieces using Pillsbury Original Crescent Rolls. And make your holidays even more magical!

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Kelly Reci

These donuts looks tasty! I’m sure my kids would also love this Churo Donuts.

Carol Cassara

I’m glad that you found Pillsbury as a suitable alternative for the dough! This recipe sounds like a lot of fun to make and I’m sure the kids will love it as well. I mean, who can turn down donuts and churros!

Elizabeth O.

I’ve never thought of making churro donuts before, it’s an awesome idea and something that my kids will enjoy! Thanks for the recipe.

Maria

Having grown up in Spain, I can’t even begin to describe to you how much I love churros. I think that making them in the form of a donut makes them even more heavenly.

Carrie

yummy! I love Churros so Churro doughnuts sound awesome! I will definitely have to try to make these!

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