Tomorrow is Father’s Day and this post is dedicated to all the wonderful fathers around the world.
Happy Father’s Day….
Churros are basically fried-dough pastry which is crispy on the outside and fluffy in the inside and tossed in cinnamon-sugar powder and then served warm with a different kind of sauces.Chocolate or dulce de leche or café con leche sauces are most common.However my personal favorite is the spicy chocolate sauce.You can drizzle or dip the chorros in spicy sauce and have it.It’s up to you.The origin of the dish is unclear but it’s quite popular in Spain, Portugal, France, the Philippines, Ibero-America and the Southwestern United States.
I’ve never made churros earlier at home but thought of trying it.I tried the egg less version first but honestly I didn’t like it.Finally I decided to try the other version with includes eggs in it and it turned out so well that I decided to post it immediately.
So lets start the recipe with step by step pictures….
1 cup water
1/2 cup butter or margarine
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup all-purpose flour
2 eggs, beaten
Refine oil, for frying
1/4 cup powder sugar/caster sugar
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon, optional
For the Churros:
Combine 1 cup of water with the butter or margarine and the salt in a saucepan and bring to a boil over high heat.
Using a wooden spoon, stir in flour. Reduce the heat to low and stir vigorously until the mixture forms a ball, about 1 minute.
Remove the dough from the heat and, while stirring constantly, gradually beat the eggs into the dough.(*one at a time)
Take a wok or pan and heat the oil on medium heat.
Meanwhile take a piping bag and fit a star nozzle to it.Fill the bag with the dough.
Pipe out the churros directly into the pan, snipping off each dough strip with a pair of kitchen scissors.
Fry until golden it become crisp and golden brown in colour.
NOTE: Be very very careful because if air bubbles form in the churros they can explode.
Take them on a kitchen towel.And repeat the process for rest of the dough.
Mix the sugar with the cinnamon on a plate and reserve.
Once you have cooked all the churros, toss then in sugar-cinnamon mixture and serve them with spicy chocolate dipping sauce or you can drizzle the sauce over it.
Spicy Chocolate Dipping Sauce:
1/2cup dark chocolate chopped
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 tablespoons butter
1 teaspoons cayenne powder/Red chilli powder
Combine all ingredients in a sauce pan over low heat, stirring frequently until melted.
Control the spiciness by increasing or decreasing the amount of cayenne powder used.If you don’t have cayenne powder then you can use regular red chilli powder too.