I have been craving churros since I had them for dessert last saturday with Ruthanna + Laura, and wanted to try and make baked churros so I wouldn't feel so guilty eating them. Although..... with the amount of butter I used, it doesn't really make a difference. And I wanted to do something different than just a chocolate dipping sauce, so I thought honey would go deliciously with the churros.
Bring 1 cup water, 1 stick of butter, 1 teaspoon salt and 1 teaspoon sugar to a boil.
Remove from pot and place in bowl.
This will tire your arm out, but hang in there because it's worth it in the end! Let stand for about five minutes. Cover a cookie sheet with parchment paper and drop dough, leaving two inches apart.
Bake for 30 minutes, until golden.
Reduce oven to 200 degrees. Melt one stick of butter. Mix 1 cup of sugar and 1 1/2 tablespoons of cinnamon in a separate bowl.
Now the fun part. Once the puffs are cool enough to touch, dunk one at a time into the butter.
Now roll it around in the cinnamon sugar mix and get a good heavy coating on there.
While the Churro Bites are baking and smelling delish, mix 1 cup of honey with 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper. I placed in a microwave for about 30 seconds on high to thin the honey.
Once the bites come out of the oven, drizzle honey mixture ontop of the Churro Bites.