Fill Yourself Some Churros This Holiday Season

San Diablo brings new take-and-bake kit right to your kitchen

When a company calls itself San Diablo, the first thing we think is, "Good heavens, what a hell of a name." The second thing we think, though, is "yum" – because San Diablo sells a Take-and-Bake Churro Kit that lets you conveniently make filled churros all piping hot in your own kitchen.

Convenient is the key word here.

Well, there are two key words, really – but "convenient" is the first one. Because San Diablo, the Utah-based purveyors of pastry pulchritude, is a company that's renowned for its golden churro dough, and this new Kit of theirs – easily ordered via this link – comes with what they call "a devil's dozen" churros that are already cooked and ready for reheating. And also ready for enhancing with a sweet filling.

(That's why the second key word is: delicious.)

You could whip up your own sweet filling, of course; but San Diablo includes a bottle (your choice: dulce de leche, sweet cream, pumpkin cheesecake, lemon curd) of their own recipe with this kit. And can you imagine how fun this is, making filled churros, especially during these pandemic, shelter-at-home times?

We'll tell you: It's very fun. Whether you're cooking up a small batch of these popular morsels with your significant other or maybe with your kids, the whole simple kitchen-warming, dough-filling endeavor is a sort of culinary team-building experience that, like when you make and frost gingerbread cookies together, results in a tasty treat.

Thirteen tasty treats, actually – which number resonates so well with the upcoming Halloween and Dia de los Muertos holidays. (Although any number of churros would be just as enjoyable at, say, Thanksgiving or Christmas. Or even an ordinary what'll-we-do-tonight weekend. And by "any number of churros," we mean, of course, the more the merrier. But then, you know, we really love those churros.)

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