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I really enjoy spending my free time baking so I thought I'd set up a blog dedicated to just that :)

Tuesday, 1 March 2011

Churros with Chocolate Dipping Sauce

For the churros:
50g caster sugar
2 tsp ground cinnamon
125g plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tbsp olive oil
250ml freshly boiled water
approximately 500ml corn/vegetable oil (for deep-frying)

For the chocolate sauce:
100g good quality dark chocolate
25g milk chocolate
1 tbsp golden syrup
150ml double cream

Mix the sugar and cinnamon together in a wide, shallow dish for shaking your churros in later.

Melt all the chocolate ingredients in a saucepan gently and once the chocolate starts to melt, stir everything together and take off the heat and leave in a warm place.

To make the churros put the flour in a bowl and stir in the baking powder, then beat in the olive oil and boiling water.  Keep mixing until you have a warm, sticky dough and leave to rest for 10 minutes or as long as it takes for the oil to heat up.

Heat the oil for frying in a small saucepan it should come about a third of the way up the pan.  When you think it's hot toss in a cube of bread and if it sizzles and browns in 30 seconds, the oil is hot enough.

When you are ready fill a piping bag with the churro dough (I used a 1M Wilton nozzle.)  Squeeze short lengths about 4 - 5cm of dough into the hot oil snipping them off with a pair of scissors as you go.

Cook about 3 or 4 at a time and once they turn a rich golden brown take them out with a slotted spoon then place into a bowl in the oven at 100'c/Gas Mark 1/4 to keep them warm.  Allow them to rest for 5 - 10 minutes in the oven to set inside.

Toss all the hot churros into the sugar and cinnamon and shake them about to get a good covering before serving.

Once you have finished making the churros pour the chocolate sauce into individual pots and dunk away.


1 comment:

  1. I made these for our anniversay meal and they were great, I wouldn't have them very often due to the deep fat frying but they were very tasty and the chocolate sauce was amazing.