Churro’s were first introduced to our household by a popular pizza chain in New Zealand. My teenage son just loved them and a pizza order was not complete without a side of Churro’s with the chocolate dipping sauce.
I hunted high and low for a recipe that would be similar so that we could make these at home. (Isn’t that we do as Mum’s? – my kids used to have McMum’s when they were little. I always thought my burgers were healthier than those bought from that other famous fast food chain!)
I came across this Churro’s recipe which I think is pretty good and after a few attempts, not only will they taste the same but they will look similar to those you get with your pizza order!
- 1 cup plain flour, sifted
- ¼ tsp baking powder, sifted
- ⅔ cup caster sugar
- 1 cup water
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- vegetable oil, for deep frying
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 200g dark chocolate, finely chopped and 1 cup single cream
- Place flour, baking powder and 1 teaspoon of caster sugar into a bowl.
- Bring water to the boil and add olive oil. Pour liquid over dry ingredients and mix together with a wooden spoon until a smooth dough pulls away from the sides of the bowl.
- Spoon mixture into a piping bag with a large star nozzle attached.
- Heat vegetable oil in a deep saucepan until it reaches 170°C on a sugar thermometer.
- Using a sharp knife cut off 6cm lengths of dough from the piping bag and fry in batches for 3-4 minutes, turning halfway until they are golden brown. Drain on a paper towel.
- Combine remaining caster sugar and cinnamon in a large bowl and roll the churros in the cinnamon sugar.
- Meanwhile, combine chocolate and cream in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring, for 5 minutes or until chocolate melts and the mixture is smooth.
- Serve churros with chocolate sauce.
Trust me, you will be a popular mum with this recipe in your tool box for a Saturday night treat for the kids. Give it a whirl – they will love you even more!
Happy cooking & kids xx