Sunday, January 31, 2016

Churros



Churros are deep fried-dough pastry popular in Spain, Mexico and other Latin American countries. They can be sprinkled with granulated or powdered. Churros  are eaten as a snack or for breakfast dipped in hot chocolate.

Ingredients:
  • 3/4 c. all purpose flour
  • ½ t. baking powder
  • 1 c. water
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 T. brown sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • Oil for deep frying
  • Powdered sugar for dusting

Procedure:
  1. Sift flour and baking powder together. Set aside.
  2. Bring water to a boil, add salt and brown sugar, stirring constantly until both have dissolved.
  3. Remove from heat, add the flour mixture, and beat continuously until smooth.
  4. Put in a bowl, mix with wooden spoon to cool a little bit.
  5. Incorporate the egg yolk into the dough until smooth and glossy. 
  6. Spoon into a churro maker or piping bag with large star nozzle. 
  7. Pipe mixture into the hot oil. Use a knife to slice off 2-5 inches long.
  8. Fry until golden brown
  9. Drain on paper towels. 
  10. Arrange on a plate . Dust with powdered sugar
  11. Serve with coffee or hot chocolate




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