Churros are snack
s made from flour
), eggs, sugar and vegetable oil, with
a pinch of other ingredients. The dough
pressed through a "decorator
with a star shaped tip (but in a crisis it can also be rolled
into sticks, or put in a plastic bag which you
cut one corner of). After a short bake,
it is sprinkled with
, or served with a chocolate dip
often together with a cup of coffee
Churros originated in Spain many years ago,
and as its popularity grew, quickly spread
to Mexico and Argentina.
Here's one of the many recipes available;
- 1 glass (225 ml) of water
- 1 table spool of sugar
- 1 1/4 glass (130 g) flour
- 1/2 tea spoon of baking powder
- 1 egg
- 2 table spoons of butter
- sugar and cinnamon
Mix the water with the sugar and salt, and bring to
a boil. Mix the flour and baking powder, and
as soon as the water comes to boil, put the flour
mix in it. Stir thoroughly with a wooden spoon,
until it is smooth (can take some time).
Add the egg and melted butter, and stir again.
It may appears as if the mix is becoming crumbly,
but keep working with the spoon until you have
a "satin and elastic" mix.
Put the dough in a cooking bag, and fry in a pan.
Sprinkle with a mix of the sugar and cinnamon.
Serve with Mexican hot chocolate.