Plated + Served: On the Eleventh Day of Christmas…



In celebration of the Eleven Pipers Piping, Mama made Mexican Crullers, better known as Churros.

Churros are crispy fried dough fritters sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar. They come in two shapes: thin and coiled in the traditional cruller shape or long and thick “porras” (the Spanish word for baton).

In some parts of Latin America, Churros are filled with guava paste, chocolate, dulce de leche (caramel and sweet cream) and even cheese.

The dough you used to make the Seven Swans-a-Swimming is the same dough used for Churros. To get the crunchy ridges, a pastry bag with a star tip works best, but I’ve also used a Ziploc® Brand Freezer Bag.

Deep-fried and delightfully sweet… these are the perfect way to start the weekend, if you remember portion control!

Now… get piping!





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4 thoughts on “Plated + Served: On the Eleventh Day of Christmas…

  1. Ann Harrison

    Oh my goodness! What a beautiful site you have here!
    I was brought up to observe “The 12 Days of Christmas” and on the 6th we usually have Oyster Stew. (when I was young it wasn’t such a treat for me, however I’m very far away from my youth, and now I love oysters :-> )

    Happy to have connected with you through Bloggy Moms January Blog Hop

    1. Mama Post author

      Thanks for stopping by… I felt the same way about oysters when I was younger. Never tried oyster stew… something for the new year!


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I’m Christina Chavez

I was a TV journalist for many years, but with a house full of kids I decided to come off the road, go to culinary school and follow my passion for cooking. Mama’s High Strung is all about food… everything from creative recipe ideas to some really cool kitchen gadgets and cooking tips. I live in Chicago, but I love to travel and write about my food discoveries! You can reach me by email: