Sweet Temptation: Churros from Barcelona, Spain
It is that time of the year again, right? When you can indulge without remorse – we are allowed to devour all the Christmas cookies that we can and sit back with a big mug of cinnamon hot chocolate topped with cream and chocolate sprinkles…
So why not enjoy a batch of Catalonian Churros with a cup of outrageously dense and delicious hot chocolate (or as the locals call it: Xurros amb Xocolata), like we did on our recent trip to Spain – sitting on the terrasse of the (in my opinion) best churreria in Barcelona, we started the celebrations early 🙂
Even the sun appeared for some minutes to allow us to snap a few nice pictures!
And if You cannot travel to Barcelona on such a short notice to grab a batch of these, don’t worry, You can also do it at home:
Ingredients (for about 10 pieces)
For the churros: 1/2 cup sugar , 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon , 1 cup water , 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1 cup all-purpose flour vegetable oil for frying
For the chocolate sauce: 100g dark chocolate, chopped , 1/2 cup heavy cream
You will need a pastry bag for this operation 🙂
For the churros:
Combine 1/2 cup sugar with the cinnamon and set aside. In a small saucepan over medium heat mix the water, 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar, salt and 2 tablespoons vegetable oil. Bring to a boil then remove from the heat. Stir in the flour and mix until it forms a ball.
Heat the vegetable oil in a large pot. Fill your pastry bag with the dough that you have previously fitted with a large star tip. Squeeze about 10cm long snakes of the dough into the oil, cutting with the help of a knife or a pair of scissors. Fry them until they’re golden. Remove the churros from the oil and drain before rolling them in the cinnamon-sugar mixture.
For the chocolate sauce:
Warm the cream and pour it over the chopped chocolate, mix until smooth.
Serve with the churros while still warm 🙂