Thursday, 25 November 2010

CHURROS Y CHOCOLATE


Fried pastry dipped in hot chocolate will be a very sinful indulgence, no matter which way you put it, no matter what the excuse. Indeed, it is something to be partaken with caution and in very miniscule amounts if it can be helped. 

This churros recipe is sweet enough and just right when dipped in the hot chocolate but of course can still be dusted with sugar or cinnamon if so inclined. The chocolate is actually hot cocoa, not the usual thick dark goo that is more of a dipping sauce. This is how hot cocoa is usually served in my family: with a dash of peanut butter. The taste is not obvious but it gives the drink a sense of richness. All in all, a must have when feeling low and wanting some comfort in edible form. This recipe makes four restrained servings.


Churros ingredients:

1 c. water
2 tbsps. oil
1 c. flour
2 tbsps. sugar
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. baking powder
Cooking oil for frying

Method:

Mix all of the dry ingredients in a mixing bowl. 

Bring the water to a boil in a saucepan. Add the oil and take off the heat. 

Pour all of the dry ingredients and mix with a wooden spoon until well blended. It is ready when a medium stiff dough is formed and separates from the sides of the pan. 

Prepare a piping bag with a star shaped nozzle. 

Heat up some oil in a frying pan or wok. The oil should be deep enough for the churros to float in. 

Cool the dough for a few minutes, then spoon into the piping bag. Pipe about 4" lengths of dough into the oil. Use a pair of scissors to cut the pieces of pastry off the piping nozzle. Fry on medium heat until golden. 

Drain on paper towels. You may sprinkle sugar (confectioner's or caster) while warm. You can also add cinnamon to the sugar.


Ingredients for the hot chocolate:

1/4 c. good quality cocoa
2 tbsps. smooth peanut butter
4 c. boiling water
3/4 c. condensed milk
1 tbsp. brown sugar

In a big saucepan, measure the peanut butter and the cocoa. Add boiling water a few drops at a time while whisking until you achieve a smooth paste. Add the rest of the ingredients. Put the pan on low heat until nearly boiling. Do not let it boil over. It is then ready to serve with the churros.

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9 comments:

  1. Churros must be one of the most wonderful things in the world!

    And hot chocolate with peanut butter?! I LOVE it!!! I can't wait to try this one!!

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  2. I made churros for breakfast as we were all together on Sunday morning and everyone loved them! Love the sound of the peanut butter in the dipping sauce - will try that next time!

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  3. I so agree. Churros is one thing I ALWAYS want to eat.

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  4. I have never tried churros before. It sounds really simple and delicious. The recipe just looks easy, too :)
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  5. I love churros! Thank you for sharing the recipe^^

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  6. My kids love churros. Just got some at Legoland yesterday. I really should try your recipe! Thanks!

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  7. I love churros, but have always been too intimidated to make them...you make them sound more managable though! These look delicious :)!

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  8. Just found your recipe for this fave breakfast-merienda snack. Must try your recipe for the Christmas season. Thanks for sharing, Adora! Happy Holidays!

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