Star Wars Lightsaber Cinnamon Twist Churros
When you take churros and turn them into Cinnamon Twist Churro Lightsabers, it takes the world's greatest dessert to a whole new galaxy. Let me show you how to take these crunchy sticks of fried dough and turn them into a yummy dessert and fun craft the entire family will love!
16 Inch piping bag
Ateco tip #829 or 1M open star piping tips
Candy or heat resistant thermometer
Large stainless steel spatula or tongs
Deep frying skillet or deep fryer
Paper Craft Lightsaber Holders (see post)
To Make The Dough
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 cup water
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 Tablespoons Canola or Vegetable Oil
- 2 quarts quarts vegetable or Canola oil,
Cinnamon Sugar Topping
- 2 Tablespoons sugar
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon, ground
- Sprinkle Sugar Crystals, red, blue, and green
Step 1: Preparing The Dough
In a small saucepan combine the water, sugar, salt, and oil. Bring to a boil and then remove from heat.
Stir in the flour and form a ball. It is very simple and happens quickly, approx. thirty seconds.
Set aside to cool. Once cooled, stuff the piping bag with the churro dough. With the pastry bag and the Ateco tip #829, pipe 8 strips of dough on parchment paper.
Twist two strips of dough together and set aside. Repeat by twisting the other strips of dough until you have 4 cinnamon twist churros.
Step 2: Frying
Heat oil in a large pan or skillet to 375 degrees. Verify the temperature with the thermometer.
One at a time, place the churro twists in the hot oil and fry until golden. This takes about 20 -30 seconds.
Once fried, place on paper towels to dry.
Step 3: Finishing The Churros
After the churro twists have dried, roll in the mixture of sugar and cinnamon for a light coating.
In a separate shallow dish, roll the churro in the colored sugar sprinkles until well coated.
Lightsaber Paper Holders
Print and cut out the paper lightsaber.
Tape or glue the lightsaber together. If using glue to secure, ensure it is non-toxic.
Place the lightsaber into the holder and enjoy!