Are you ready for the Churros that you need!
Are you excited to travel in the world after COVID? I know I am! I’ve been trying to travel with my cuisine while at home! My boyfriend and I will plan a date night where we make Italian food and watch an old Italian film! It keeps life fun, like perhaps we are in Italy?
Here is a great recipe to feel like you’re in Spain. These traditional churros are unlike the Mexican version, you don’t put sugar on the churros themselves, instead, you dip the churros into a pot of chocolate. It’s completely decadent and everything you need in these crazy times.
In Spain, churros con chocolate is actually what you would eat for breakfast! But is the churro actually Spanish? It’s hard to point out where the churro comes from, in fact, some historians say that it might actually be a descendent of a Chinese pastry, youtiao. This pastry from China was fried in oil and has two long looking breadsticks and the story goes that Portuguese explorers brought this pastry to Iberia where it then transformed into the star-edged shape with chocolate it is known for today.
Another myth of the creation of the churro was that it was invented by Spanish shepherds as a substitute for bread. It might have been inspired by the horns of the native Churra sheep, which is how it got the name, Churros.
The addition to adding chocolate, dunking the churros in a chocolate-y mixture was introduced after the Spanish colonized South America, where they brought back cacao to Europe. They then sweetened the cacao with sugar and made a thick, hot chocolate mixture that was perfect with churros.
Regardless of how the churros came to be, you can try making them at home! And might I suggest watching a fun Spanish film to get yourself in the country!
My favorite part of churros is probably when I dip them into chocolate. And that’s always what I want to eat on my period.
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Ingredients for the Churros
1 cup of water
2 tbsp sugar
1 pinch of salt
2 tbsp vegetable oil
1 cup of flour
Vegetable oil for frying
Ingredients for the Chocolate Dipping Sauce
1 cup of heavy cream
1 cup of chocolate chips
- Start by making the chocolate sauce. In a medium saucepan, add the heavy cream. Have the cream come to a simmer, but don’t let it boil
- Put the chocolate chips into a heat proof bowl and pour the warmed cream over the chocolate and cover the bowl with a lid or plastic wrap while the chocolate melts.
- Then, start to make the churro dough. In a different saucepan, combine the water, vegetable oil, salt, and sugar. Bring this mix to a boil and then remove from the heat. Then mix the flour into this pan until there is a sort of paste that forms.
- Next, return the pan to the heat and cook for about a minute.
- Heat the frying oil in a large pot. You want the oil to stay around 375 degrees.
- Place the dough into a piping bag with a star tip! Pipe the dough about 3 inches into the oil and use a knife to cut the dough
- Fry the dough for 4 minutes until golden and then place on a plate lined with paper towel to soak up some of the oil