Churros!

Tonight we got Hells Pizza because we forgot to defrost some meat for dinner! I ordered online and saw they had an ad for their new 'Spanish churros'. Now I'm a HUGE! fan of these delish lil donuts dipped in a thick chocolaty sauce so naturally I hit the order button.




My verdict? DIVINE! So good, in fact you should get in the car go and buy some riiight now, off you go. You won't regret it! and for 4 dollars they are a total bargain!

After a long hunt online I think i've found a pretty tasty and highly recommended recipe for them which I endeavour to try this week.




Ingredients:
Vegetable Oil
1 cup water
1/2 cup margarine or butter
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup all-purpose flour
3 eggs
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon (optional)

Prepare to fry the churros by heating oil in a pan (1 to 1&1/2 inches) to 175 degrees.

To make churro dough, heat water, margarine and salt to rolling boil in 3-quart saucepan; stir in flour. Stir vigorously over low heat until mixture forms a ball, about 1 minute; remove from heat. Beat eggs all at once; continue beating until smooth and then add to saucepan while stirring mixture.

Spoon mixture into cake decorators' tube with large star tip (like the kind use to decorate cakes). Squeeze 4-inch strips of dough into hot oil. Fry 3 or 4 strips at a time until golden brown, turning once, about 2 minutes on each side. Drain on paper towels. (Mix Sugar and the optional cinnamon); roll churros in sugar or sprinkle the sugar on the pile of churros.

Note: REAL churros in Spain are made without cinnamon mixed with the sugar, but the cinnamon adds an extra nice flavor.

Chocolate dip for Churro Dunking:

4oz dark chocolate, chopped
2 cups milk
1 tbsp cornflour
4 tbsp sugar

Place the chocolate and half the milk in a pan and heat, stirring, until the chocolate has melted. Dissolve the cornstarch in the remaining milk and whisk into the chocolate with the sugar. Cook on low heat, whisking constantly, until the chocolate is thickened, about five minutes. Add extra cornstarch if it doesn't start to thicken after 5 minutes. Remove and whisk smooth. Pour and server in cups or bowls for dunking churros. Do not pour over churros, but use the mix for dunking churros after every bite. Served warm.
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