The history of Spanish churros are controversial, although this simple recipe dates back to 16th century.
It is told that the nomadic Spanish shepherds found them or some say Portugese explorers brought a very similar recipe of Churros from China to Spain so the Spanish explorers brought Churros to every port of the world. By this way, it became a local favourite and many countries still claim Churros as their own.
The custom of churros con chocolate began, after the Spanish explorers brought famous Aztec chocolate to their country.
In Spain especially in Andalusia, fresh churros are sold by street vendors, cafeterias or even fine restaurants that can be eaten any time of the day dipped with hot chocolate which is a favorite Churro accompaniment.
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup flour (sifted)
- 2 T butter
- 1/4 t. baking powder
- olive oil for frying
Put the oil to a large heavy bottomed frying pan. Be sure that it has enough oil that they float freely while frying.
Pre heat the oil.
In a medium sauce pan pour 1 cup of water and butter. Bring to a boil.
Once it comes to a rolling boil, stir in the flour and baking powder. Be sure that the water is boiling for the dough to have crispy churros.
Quickly mix the dough with a spatula. You can also beat the mixture with an electric mixer to get a smooth and soft dough.
Place the dough in a pastry bag and pipe the dough directly to the frying oil.
Fry the churros until golden brown and then turn the other side to have a crispiness and a beautiful golden colour.
Remove from the heat and place on a paper towel to drain for few seconds.
for hot chocolate:
- 100 gr Spanish chocolate (Valor at least 60% )
- 1 cup of milk (use your hot chocolate cup as a measurement)
Melt the bittersweet chocolate with bain-marie method. If you don’t have a bain-marie chocolate machine simply put water in a thick bottom pan. Inside this pan, place another pan with the couverture chocolate. Chocolate needs to be melted at a very low temperature. When the chocolate melts, pour the milk and stir well. When it comes to a boiling point, share it to the cups.