Churros

Crispy sticks of fried dough tossed in sugar and smothered with chocolate – who can resist these delicious Spanish treats! Why not rustle up a batch yourself with our super-simple recipe!

Ingredients:

Churros:

  • 80g butter, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon caster sugar
  • 250ml water
  • 150g plain flour
  • 75g caster sugar, for dusting
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 eggs
  • Vegetable oil, to deep fry

Chocolate sauce:

  • 100g dark or milk chocolate chopped
  • 125ml cream
  • 1 tablespoon sugar

Method:

Churros:

  1. Add the butter, 1 tablespoon of caster sugar and water to a saucepan. Bring to the boil over a high heat.
  2. Remove from the heat and then add the flour, stir to combine.
  3. Place the saucepan back on a high heat and stir continuously for 2 minutes until the dough is smooth.
  4. Leave for 10 minutes to cool.
  5. Mix together the remaining sugar and cinnamon and spread onto a large baking tray.
  6. In a bowl, beat the dough with an electric mixer until smooth.
  7. Add the eggs and continue to beat until the mixture is smooth.
  8. Put the dough mixture to a piping bag with a 2cm nozzle.
  9. Add the oil to a large saucepan, so that reaches approximately 5 to 6cm up the side of the pan.
  10. Heat the oil over medium/high heat.
  11. When the oil is hot, pipe 3 x 10cm lengths of dough into the oil, cutting the dough with scissors.
  12. Cook for 2-3 mins (or until brown).
  13. Transfer the fried dough to a plate or chopping board lined with kitchen paper.
  14. Dust in the cinnamon sugar.
  15. Repeat with the rest of the mixture.

Chocolate sauce:

  1. Add the chocolate, cream and sugar to a saucepan.
  2. Cook until the chocolate melts and the mixture is smooth. Melt over a low heat to ensure you do not burn the chocolate.
  3. Transfer the sauce into a small bowl, ready for dipping.