Churros

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I love churro and so do  all my friends, at home they are a sudden afternoon treat or late at night, with a cup of sauce-thick hot chocolate on the side, a gratifying finale to any meal YUM! how can one not love them the smell of cinnamon drives me crazy they are so indulgent i even love them for my breakfast. I made them today and by the time i could think of clicking any pictures they had been polished off, only four or five were left so i had to make do with them. If you have never eaten churro please do leave everything just everything and go to your kitchen and make them fresh from the scratch, make them for a romantic candle light dinner for your husband or lover you shall not regret it 🙂

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INGREDIENTS

50G caster sugar

2 -3 tsp ground cinnamon

125g plain flour

1 tsp baking powder

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 x 15ml tablespoon olive oil

250ml freshly boiled water

vegetable oil, for frying

FOR THE THICK CHOCOLATE SAUCE

100g good-quality dark chocolate

25g milk chocolate

1 x 15ml tbsp golden syrup

150ml double cream

Mix the sugar and cinnamon for the churros in a wide, shallow dish and set aside.( This is for shaking the cooked churros in, to coat them later).

Melt all the chocolate sauce ingredients in a heavy based saucepan, really gently and once the chocolate starts to melt stir everything together and take off the heat and set aside.

To make the churro, put the flour in a large bowl and stir in the baking powder and beat in the olive oil, vanilla extract and 250ml freshly boiled water. Keep mixing until you have a warm sticky dough leave it to rest for 10 minutes or as long as it takes for the vegetable oil to heat up.

Heat the oil for frying in a small saucepan, it should come about a third of the way up the sides of the pan. When you think the oil is hot enough, load up a piping bag with a large star-shaped nozzle and fill the churro dough. Squeeze short lengths of dough into the hot oil, snipping them off with a pair of scissors as you go.

Cook about 3 or 4 at a time and once they turn a rich golden brown, fish them out of the oil onto a kitchen roll. Toss all the hot churros into the sugar and cinnamon and shake them about to get a good covering.

Once you have finished making the churros, pour the chocolate sauce into individual pots and dip and dunk away.

yum! yum! yum………

Adapted from Nigella Lawson.

 

 

 

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16 thoughts on “Churros

    1. Hi Aruna. Pls do make them, they are extremely simple and eat them fresh and hot dunked in chocolate sauce, the dough is going to look sticky and one wud feel like adding more water or oil to it but pls dont I was also very apprehensive and irritated at first feeling that Nigella Lawson has not given it right but trust me I was wrong , so pls do try them they are out of the worldXx

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  1. I would have loved to be part of the polishing off party, you probably would have had nothing to photograph. They look extra yummy…

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