Churros are traditional Spanish desserts
developed centuries ago by Spanish shepherds. Up high in the mountains, fresh baked goods were impossible to come by, so the ingenious, nomadic folk of the hills came up with a delicious cake-like, cylindrical, daily staple which they could easily cook in a pan over an open fire. This was the birth of Churros
Originally churros were about the size of a breadstick, and they were eaten plain or rolled in cinnamon sugar. In Spain, churros are still a very popular breakfast, snack or dessert. But something this tasty wasnít destined to remain in its country of origin.
It was only a matter of time before churros traveled to South America and other Hispanic countries and communities, eventually making their way to North America.
Once churros were adopted by peoples outside of Spain, they continued to evolve. Instead of being eaten plain, or rolled in sugar, a hollow, jumbo-sized churro was created, and stuffed with all kinds of delectable fillings such as chocolate, dulce de leche and fruit.
The delectable art of churro making is passed down from generation to generation, and today in Spain the churro is almost a national symbol. Therefore itís not surprising that someone who specializes in making churros is held in very high regard.
A churro maker, or specialist, is called a Churrero.