Churros are a fried-dough pastry popularized in Spain and Portugal has become the go-to sweet treat anywhere these European explorers ventured including the Philippines, Latin America and Mexico. The doughy wands are extruded from a star-shaped die directly into the frying vat and manipulated by the churrero to form straight or curved pieces. The simple dough formed with flour, water and salt, remains soft inside but is surrounded by a crisp outer crust and often sprinkled with sugar. Generally eaten for breakfast dipped in champurrado, hot chocolate, dulce de leche or café con leche, churros are equally appropriate for snacking throughout the day.