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’ 🙂
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 30 minutes
Total time: 45 minutes
Recipe by Tom
- 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
- 100 g dark chocolate
- 125 ml double cream
Cinnamon sugar for dusting
- 50 g caster sugar
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- In a bowl, mix dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, salt and caster sugar).
- Add olive oil and water, then mix together until the dough is combined.
- Transfer the dough into a piping bag with a star nozzle and keep in the fridge.
For Chocolate sauce
- 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
- In a bowl, mix the sugar and cinnamon together.
- Heat up the oil to 180 degrees Celsius (preferably in the fryer, alternatively in a pan, checking the temperature occasionally, but be very careful).
- 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.
- Take them out, dry on a paper towel, then coat in cinnamon sugar, set aside on a plate/bowl.
- Repeat the process with remaining dough.
- Once all Churros are ready, serve with a pot of hot chocolate sauce and dig in! 🙂
- 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.