Churros




Anyone with a sweet tooth will appreciate a good snack dipped in chocolate or caramel sauce.  This Spanish snack/dessert will definitely satisfy any cravings for sweet things.  IF you have never heard of Churros it seems like you have been living under a rock. This deep fried pastry rolled in cinnamon sugar and dipped in hot chocolate sauce has become very popular in the last decade.
Churros originated from Spain, it was a popular snack among shepherds living in the mountains. Since they are very simple to make and easy to carry around, Churros are the perfect snack for the outdoors. There is also another theory that the Portuguese brought a Chinese savory fried pastry recipe called Youtiau, from their expedition to Asia during the Ming Dynasty, which then was altered to become a sweet dough recipe. This recipe then spread to Spain.

Time to raid the pantry and gather up some ingredients!
Ingredients
  • 250 ml water
  • 100 gr butter
  • 250 gr all-purpose flour
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Vegetable oil, for frying


Cinnamon Sugar
  • 125 gr sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon


Methods
  1. In a saucepan, heat up water and butter until melted on a low heat
  2. Gradually add the flour and salt, mix until it forms a sticky paste
  3. Remove saucepan from heat and slowly add the egg until a dough is formed into a ball
  4. Transfer dough into a piping bag with star tip
  5. Preheat oil in a deep pan
  6. Squeeze out dough from piping bag into hot oil and fry until golden brown
  7. Once golden brown, remove form oil and drop into the cinnamon sugar mix, coat well
  8. Serve warm with chocolate or caramel sauce and a cup of espresso





For warm and crunchy churros, head down to Aribar! Serving great Tacos and amazing cocktails from 11.00 – 23.00

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