CHURROS

Photos of Churros by Mario

We’re going to take a little detour from the savoury world and show you a quick and easy recipe for a fantastic Spanish dessert – Churros!

Churros come in different sizes, from short and thick to long and thin, sometimes even curled or knotted. I like them fairly short, so you can just grab them, dip them and eat them 😀

I called Churros a dessert, but the truth is, it’s often eaten for breakfast or when out and about during the day. That indicates that Churros are an all-round treat that can be enjoyed whenever and wherever – which in my opinion is great, because as we all know, ‘there’s always room for a pudding’ 🙂

Churros


Prep time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 30 minutes

Total time: 45 minutes

Serves 3

Recipe by Tom


INGREDIENTS

Churros

  • 150 g plain flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 tbsp caster sugar
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 250 ml warm water (boiled then cooled down)
  • Oil for frying

Chocolate sauce

  • 100 g dark chocolate
  • 125 ml double cream

Cinnamon sugar for dusting

  • 50 g  caster sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon

INSTRUCTIONS

For Churros

  1. In a bowl, mix dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, salt and caster sugar).
  2. Add olive oil and water, then mix together until the dough is combined.
  3. Transfer the dough into a piping bag with a star nozzle and keep in the fridge.

For Chocolate sauce

  1. Put chocolate and double cream into a pan and bring up to the boil. Keep stirring over a medium heat until all chocolate is melted creating a silky smooth chocolate sauce.

For cinnamon sugar

  1. In a bowl, mix the sugar and cinnamon together.

Cooking Churros

  1. Heat up the oil to 180 degrees Celsius (preferably in the fryer, alternatively in a pan, checking the temperature occasionally, but be very careful).
  2. Pipe the dough straight into the hot oil, about 10 cm/4 inches long, 6 Churros at a time and fry for 2 – 3 minutes on each side, until crisp and golden brown.
  3. Take them out, dry on a paper towel, then coat in cinnamon sugar, set aside on a plate/bowl.
  4. Repeat the process with remaining dough.
  5. Once all Churros are ready, serve with a pot of hot chocolate sauce and dig in! 🙂

NOTES

Churros with Chocolate Sauce and Cinnamon Sugar
  • If you’d like your Churros with a kick, just add a few slices of hot chilli into the chocolate sauce.
  • Be creative with the shape of your Churros – pipe it into the fryer spirally, make long sticks or even a pretzel shape.

 

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