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how to keep homemade churros overnight

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asp May 16, 2011 06:33 AM

My son is making churros for a school project. He tested ohis recipe last night and they were crispy and delicious. But by this morning they were soft and spngy. Any suggestions for how to keep churros fresh?

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    ferret May 16, 2011 06:52 AM

    Like humans, churros start dying the moment they're born. I've yet to taste a churro that's even an hour old taste close to what a fresh one tastes like.

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      DeppityDawg May 16, 2011 07:03 AM

      Can you share your recipe for fresh humans, please? [And please, keep it clean.]

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        luckyfatima May 16, 2011 07:08 AM

        Yes, I hate to be a downer, but I totally agree with ferret. I am surrounded by bakeries that sell churros, and this is common knowledge in my parts: once cooled down, the churros become like cold McDonald's french fries. I noticed that stuffed churros have a slightly longer life in terms of deliciousness than unstuffed, but I still think overnight would be too much. If his project is to be served later in the day, even frying them in the morning could be risky.

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          ferret May 16, 2011 07:38 AM

          We were recently in Mexico with some family members from Europe. We ate dinner at our hotel which offered a churro option for dessert. My sister-in-law tried it and disliked it. I took a bite and realized it had been sitting around for some time before serving. We stopped in town later that evening and I picked up a bag of fresh ones from a street vendor (we watched him make them). She couldn't get over the difference between fresh and stale.

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