Churros

Updated: Jul 31, 2019

I was recently blessed with an amazing opportunity to work with Bakpro Namibia. I have to create 3 unique recipes using their products and for the first recipe, I decided to make a Spanish street snack I could only dream of, Churros.


Churros are a fried choux pastry based snack, which makes them light and crunchy. I have seen so many pictures of it on social media and it was always something I knew I wanted to make. I was also always curious about working with choux pastry from watching too many food channels growing up. The perfect opportunity presented itself on Sunday morning when i decided to give it try. It turned out to be such a huge success that my kids ate it them all up in a matter of seconds.


The recipe only calls for a handful of ingredients which means it is very simple and easy to follow. I would however advice that you use an electric mixer once you reach step 4, unless you don't mind the bonus arm workout from the mixing.


Equipment you will need:

1. A medium sized sauce pan

2. Wooden spoon

3. Frying pan

4. Spider or slotted spoon

5. Paper towel lined try

6. Piping bag with a star tip

7. Kitchen scissor or blunt knife


As always, please try out this recipe and let me know what you think by tagging me on my Instagram account.


Ingredients:

1 cup Bakpro White Bread flour

1 cup water

1/2 cup butter

2 tbsp sugar

3 medium sized eggs or 2 large

1/4 tsp salt

1 tbsp caramel essence (or vanilla if you prefer)

1l oil for frying

Cinnamon Sugar (mix 1/2 cup of sugar with 3 tbsp ground cinnamon)

Method:

1. Heat a saucepan over medium heat and add all your ingredients apart from the flour and eggs.

2. Heat water until it comes to a gentle simmer and the butter is completely melted.

3. Switch off heat and add the flour. Stir quickly to combine well. It will form a very stiff dough.

4. Crack in eggs, one at a time and stir until dough becomes a bit more loose. Stir after adding each egg.

In the meantime, over medium to high heat, heat oil in a frying pan.

5. Fill your piping bag with the dough and squeeze about an 8cm piece of the dough into the hot oil, cutting the end off with a kitchen scissor. Repeat until all the dough is done. Fry until they become golden brown and remove unto a paper towel lined tray.


6. Place the churros into the cinnamon sugar and coat evenly.

7. Serve with your favourite sweet sauce.




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