4.08.2011

Churros con Chocolate


Churros are the perfect treat for anybody. They are best enjoyed warm and of course with hot chocolate. Churros use to intimidate me. I just thought they were one of those things you buy but when you make it yourself, the outcome is a mystery until you try and believe me, there's nothing to be intimidated about. Some say you really need a churro maker to achieve the perfect consistency but then I say, "Well, back in the day, there were no churro makers." 
Everything was handmade, even though I use my electric mixer, you can perfectly well make them by hand.



Ingredients:


1 cup flour
1 cup water
4 tbsp butter
pinch salt
1 tbsp sugar
3 eggs
oil for frying



for coating
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon


In a saucepan, mix together water, butter, sugar and salt over medium-high heat and bring it to boil. Add the flour all at once and mix with wooden spoon until well mixed and no lumps of flour remain. Remove from heat and let cool for a minute. Transfer to a bowl of an electric mixer fitted with paddle attachment and mix adding the eggs one at a time beating well after each addition. Mix until the dough comes together, it should be smooth. Scrape the dough into a pastry bag fitted with a star tip. Heat the oil into a deep heavy skillet (I used cast iron)
When Oil is hot, pipe the dough into the oil and cut with scissors. Don't overcrowd the pan. Fry until golden brown. Mix together the sugar and cinnamon and coat the churros with the mixture. Serve with your favorite hot chocolate.

14 comments:

  1. Churros!! Tipical from where i live! They look great.

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  2. I love Churros! great picture btw...

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  3. Wow..lovely pictures, it looks mouthwatering. Churros and chocolate perfect combo

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  4. Me traen miles de recuerdos de las tardes de invierno en Madrid!! mmmmm deli.
    Carmen Zh

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  5. Najwa I really love your blogspot.
    Ahora te faltan los buñuelos de quaresme, típicos de Catalunya, atrévete!
    Un beso desde Barcelona

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  6. Thanks for the encouragement to try them at home! I too have been intimidated, but just looooove churros and don't eat nearly enough when relying on infrequent stops at shops to get them.

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  7. Maybe you can help... I tried this exact (nearly) recipe from another source and my churros puffed! They didn't keep their tube shape, but bloated. Do you know what I can do to prevent this? **note: I didn't use self rising flour or any rising agent** :-(

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    1. Hello Katie, I'm sorry, it's really hard to say what went wrong without knowing more details. However, it sounds like
      the batter was a bit too wet, try adding less liquid and see if that helps. Thank you!

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    2. hi, sorry to butt in but i may be able to help-- the trick that i use is i pipe the dough on a parchment paper-lined tray and then freeze for 20 minutes before i cook it. hope it helps.

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    3. That's a great trick!! Thank you

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  8. love your blog! can't wait to try some of your recipes. cheers!

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    1. Thank you so much, I'm so glad you like it!! xx

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