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Easy Churros

Easy Churros & Chocolate Sauce

Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Chocolate
Servings 6

Ingredients
  

  • 250 ml water 1 cup
  • 100 gm butter unsalted,
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 160 gm plain flour 1 1/4 cups
  • 3 eggs 2 if very large
  • 750 ml vegetable oil 3 cups

Chocolate Sauce

  • 100 gm dark chocolate good quality up to 70% chopped
  • 200 ml cream 3/4 cup

Sugar for sprinkling

  • 200 gm caster sugar 1 cup
  • 20 gm cinnamon 1 Tablespoon
  • 1/2 tsp Chilli or even salt for sprinkling on top optional

Instructions
 

Chocolate Sauce

  • Start by making the chocolate sauce. Warm the cream, take off the heat and stir in the chocolate till melted. Keep warm. It will thicken up more once cooled. ( if you like a thinner sauce add a little more warmed cream and mix through.)

Churros dough

  • Put the butter water and salt into a small pot and heat until the butter is just melted. Stir in the flour and mix well to combine. Stir over a low heat for 1 minute. Cool for a couple of minutes.
  • Add the eggs one at a time mixing well after each addition. The batter will be quite stiff . .
  • Spoon the batter into a piping bag with a star tube
  • Prepare a flat plate with the 200 gm sugar and cinnamon mixed together. This will be to roll the Churros in when they are cooked.
  • Choose a low sided pot or deep fry pan. Put this on a medium heat. Test the temperature by dropping a small amount of dough into it and check if it bubbles.
  • When the oil is ready begin to pipe long fingers of dough into the pan only a couple at a time. Cut the length of churros fingers you'd like as they come out of from the piping bag. A pair of scissors or a small knife will make it easier to break them off into fingers.
  • Fry them , turning till they are golden then remove them with tongs onto draining paper. Once drained roll them in the cinnamon sugar and put onto a plate
  • Serve with chocolate sauce

Notes

Make sure the batter isn't too hot when you add the eggs
If your batter is very thin and runny you will need to add a little extra flour
Make sure the oil is at 180 C before you pipe in your churros or they will soak up too much oil.