Churros are a Mexican delicacy that any visitor to the country should sample at least once. Below we have instructions on how to make Churros as well as an accompanying chocolate sauce at home.
- 125ml milk
- 125ml of water
- 1 tbsp. of sugar
- 2 Eggs (beaten)
- 30 grams of butter
- 150 grams Of flour
- Light oil (for frying)
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon (optional)
- 1 pinch of salt
Preparation of the base dough for the churros
1- Add milk, water, sugar, salt and butter to a pot. Heat until the butter melts
2- When the mixture starts to boil, add the flour. Mix the flour with the help of a wooden spoon until the flour has been well integrated.
3- Remove the pot from the heat and add the previously beaten eggs. In a few minutes you should have a homogeneous and smooth cream
4- Put the mixture in a “churrera” or a pastry bag with a star-shaped nozzle
Frying and final presentation of the Mexican churros:
1- Heat a generous amount of oil in a deep frying pan. Form 6-inch strips of dough with the pastry bag and place in hot oil.
2- Fry the churros for about 2 minutes until golden and turn them over to get a uniform, golden color.
3- Remove the churros on a tray lined with a paper towel to remove excess oil. Wait 10 minutes for them to cool down.
4- Roll the churros in the mixture of sugar and cinnamon and they’re ready to serve.
CHURRO MEXICAN CHOCOLATE SAUCE
- 1/3 cup chopped semisweet chocolate or chips
- 1/2 cup liquid whipping cream
Not in Mexico? No worries, look for your closest ethnic grocer ask if they carry authentic Mexican Chocolate or Cacao.
- Place the chopped chocolate or chips in a medium bowl or deep plate.
- Boil the cream in a pot or in the microwave.
- Add to the chocolate and move the plate so that it is covered very well. Let stand about 2 minutes without mixing.
- After the time has passed, mix very well with a spoon or with the balloon whisk until all the chocolate is fully melted.