The Youtiao and the Churro
There is another story about the creation of churros that we find interesting. Portuguese sailors discovered a similar food in Northern China called #Youtiao and they brought it back to Portugal with them.
The Spanish learned of the new culinary treat from their neighbors, and put their own spin on it by passing the dough through a star-shaped tip which gives the #churro its signature ridges.
Whether Spanish shepherds, Portuguese sailors or the Chinese get the credit for inventing the churro, it was the Conquistadors who introduced them to Latin America.
Since then, the modern day churro has undergone various reincarnations including guava-filled churros in Cuba, dulce de leche-filled churros in Mexico and a cheese-filled version in Uruguay. Here is a picture of Youtiao.