Churros are called Spanish Doughnuts. They are piped into hot oil and fried to a crispy golden brown. They are often served with chocolate sauce.
The first time I heard of this dish was while watching Materchef australia! They indeed do look pretty interesting and tempting.
There are two versions of churros, one uses eggs, the other is without eggs.
I searched the net for a recipe and came across a great recipe on Allrecipes.com. I went through the comments of the recipe and altered the recipe accordingly. I also added a pinch of baking powder to the flour as mentioned in Nigella Lawson’s recipe.
They turned out pretty good. They were crispy and chewy both at the same time. A recipe definitely worth trying!
1 cup water
1 1/2 tbsp sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1 tbsp oil
1 cup plus 2 tbsp all purpose flour
Oil for deep frying
for the dusting
1/2 cup super fine sugar
1 tsp cinnamon powder
How to make it
Heat the oil for frying in a deep dish.
While the oil heats, bring the water to boil in a saucepan. Add the sugar, salt and oil and stir till the sugar dissolves.
Take off the heat. Add in the flour and baking powder and whisk with a bloom whisk till it comes together and has no lumps. It should look something like this.
Spoon into a piping bag fitted with a star nozzle.
Carefully pipe the mix into the hot oil. Pipe about 2 inch long strips and snipe the mix with a pair of scissors. Fry till they are golden brown in colour. Drain on kitchen paper.
Serve while still hot with warm chocolate sauce. Find the recipe for chocolate sauce here