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Friday, April 8, 2011

Chew on This | Churros with a Chocolate Dunk

Churros, OMGosh! I never knew a little strip of fried dough could be sooo good.  Fried to a golden brown, sprinkled with cinnamon sugar, and then, and then, dunked in deep dark chocolate. That really works for me. 
The chocolate is optional for you purest, but these little gems are worth making again and again. Whether dunked in chocolate or caramel (I just thought about caramel) - I know I'll be making churros again soon...don't know what took me so long in the first place!

This what you will need:   
Flour, salt, baking powder, oil, sugar, cinnamon.  Optional: Dark chocolate, salt, butter,  and half and half.

In a sauce pan, over medium heat, combine water, oil and sugar.

Drop in the salt and baking powder.  Bring to a boil and....

immediately drop in the flour.

Stir until combined - easy peasy.

Now spoon dough into a pastry bag - remember to put in the tip first!

Twist the bag.

Pour oil into a small skillet.  Heat to 375℉.  Pipe a strip of dough into the hot oil.

Use tongs to turn the churros so all the sides become golden brown.  Remove, drain on paper towels.

Quickly sprinkle with the cinnamon sugar mixture.

Now comes the chocolate. If you love chocolate, like I do, and want to take these awesome little churros over the top, try a chocolate dunk!  Recipe below.


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Here is the recipe:

Churros with a Chocolate Dunk

Churro ingredients:
1 cup water
2 T canola oil
2 1/2  t granulated sugar
1/2 t salt
1/8 t baking powder
1 cup flour
oil for frying

Sugar topping ingredients:
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 t cinnamon

Optional: A chocolate dunk takes the churros over the top!   Make dunk first so everything
                   will be ready when the churros are finished.  This recipe can be doubled.

Chocolate Dunk ingredients:
1/2 C dark chocolate,  chunked or shredded
1/4 C half and half
1T butter
dash of salt

Melt butter and dark chocolate (56 to 72%) in the top of a double boiler placed over simmering water.  When melted, remove from heat and stir in the half and half.

To make Churros:

Fist mix your sugar topping ingredients together and set aside. 

Next, in a small sauce pan, combine 1 cup water, 2 T canola oil, 2 1/2 t sugar, 1/2 t salt, 1/8 t baking powder, and bring to a boil.  Remove from heat and stir in the flour.  Mix until dough pulls away from the sides and forms a ball.

Use a pastry bag with a # 30 tip.  Insert the tip into the bag and spoon in the dough and twist top.
In a small skillet, pour in about 3/4" of oil and heat to 375℉.  Pipe strips of dough into the hot oil.  Use tongs to turn the strips and fry until golden brown on all sides.

Remove strips from skillet and drain.  Quickle, sprinkle each batch with the sugar topping mixture.  Put hot churros on a serving plate and serve with the chocolate dunk while still hot, hot, hot.

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  1. I remember queuing up to eat these in a cafe in Madrid. They're gorgeous.

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  3. oh i love these! i am for sure going to try these!

  4. Yum Yum, We just love these little treats and with the chocolate dunk, wow! Thank you for sharing and have a great day!

  5. My son would LOVE these!

    Thanks for linking up to THIS WEEK's CRAVINGS "Mexican Dishes". We appreciate you sharing your recipe with us! We hope you come back next Monday for "Brunch Recipes / Mother's Day". Have a great weekend!