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RatingDifficultyIntermediate

Churros, a type of fried dough, are often thought of as a dessert, but in Spain they are more of a breakfast item or a snack; on the go in a paper cone or in a café or specialist churreria, with coffee or thick hot chocolate. You can use a pastry bag with a star nozzle to make them or you can buy a churrera.

Yields6 Servings
Prep Time10 minsCook Time15 minsTotal Time25 mins
 150 g Plain Floursifted
 250 ml Water
 1 tsp Baking Powder
 Half tsp salt
 Olive Oilsufficient for frying
1

Stir the baking powder and salt into the flour and mix well.

2

Bring the water to a boil, then remove from the heat and immediately whisk in the flour.

3

Stir constantly for two or three minutes until the mixture is smooth and free of lumps. Allow to cool for around five minutes, then fill the pastry sleeve or churrera with dough.

4

Heat the oil to medium temperature in a sufficiently deep pan, then pipe in the dough with a circular motion. Snip with scissors if necessary. Be careful not to overload the pan or the temperature will drop and the dough spirals may stick together.

5

When the churros are golden, lift them out and allow to dry on kitchen paper. Repeat until all the churros are made.

6

Cut to the desired length, sprinkle with caster sugar if you like and serve, ideally with thick Spanish hot chocolate.

Category, Cooking Method

Ingredients

 150 g Plain Floursifted
 250 ml Water
 1 tsp Baking Powder
 Half tsp salt
 Olive Oilsufficient for frying

Directions

1

Stir the baking powder and salt into the flour and mix well.

2

Bring the water to a boil, then remove from the heat and immediately whisk in the flour.

3

Stir constantly for two or three minutes until the mixture is smooth and free of lumps. Allow to cool for around five minutes, then fill the pastry sleeve or churrera with dough.

4

Heat the oil to medium temperature in a sufficiently deep pan, then pipe in the dough with a circular motion. Snip with scissors if necessary. Be careful not to overload the pan or the temperature will drop and the dough spirals may stick together.

5

When the churros are golden, lift them out and allow to dry on kitchen paper. Repeat until all the churros are made.

6

Cut to the desired length, sprinkle with caster sugar if you like and serve, ideally with thick Spanish hot chocolate.

Churros