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World Breakfasts: Churros con Chocolate

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For this week’s world breakfast, we’re taking the short trip to Spain for a large serving of the popular street food snack, churros.

Spanish breakfast is great for those with a sweet tooth and these strips of fried dough are a delectable treat for colder days. Apparently, churros were invented by shepherds as a simple-to-make alternative to fresh baked goods that could easily be made and fried on a open fire. Fortunately, these days you don’t have to travel up into the mountains to enjoy churros as a breakfast meal, street vendors across Spain fry them fresh and serve them hot throughout the day.

Give these a go at home. With the addition of chocolate sauce for dipping, you’ll find them quite addictive!

What you’ll need(yields 16):

For churros

1 litre sunflower oil

250g plain flour

50g butter, melted

2 tbsp olive oil

1 pinch sea salt

2 chunks of bread

For chocolate sauce

200g dark chocolate, chopped

50g milk chocolate, chopped

300ml double cream

2 tbsp golden syrup

For Cinnamon Sugar

90g caster sugar

1 tbsp ground cinnamon

What you’ll need to do:

1. Mix the caster sugar with the cinnamon to to make the cinnamon sugar and set aside.

2. Sift the flours and salt into a mixing bowl, mix and make a well in the centre.

3. Boil 450ml of water and pour into a jug. Add the olive oil to the jug and stir. Pour the boiling water into the mixing bowl and beat quickly using a stand mixer or wooden spoon until the dough is lump-free. Let the dough rest for 15 minutes, while you make the chocolate sauce.

4. Put a saucepan over low heat. Add the chocolate, cream and golden syrup and stir continuously until the chocolate has melted and resembles a smooth, shiny sauce. Keep the sauce warm over low heat.

5. Pour the sunflower oil into a saucepan and heat until a chunk of bread browns in less than 45 seconds.

6. Fit a 1.5-2cm star-shaped nozzle to a piping bag and add the dough. Pipe 2-3 churros at a time into the hot oil, cutting each strip of dough at around 4-inches. Fry the churros for 4 minutes until golden brown and remove with a slotted spoon to drain on kitchen paper.

7. Sprinkle the churros with cinnamon sugar and pour the chocolate sauce into a bowl for dipping. Delicious! 

Spanish breakfast is great for those with a sweet tooth and these strips of fried dough are a great treat for colder days. Apparently, churros were invented by shepherds as an easy-to-make alternative to fresh baked goods that could easily be made and fried on a open fire. Fortunately, these days you don’t have to travel up into the mountains to enjoy churros as a breakfast meal, street vendors across Spain fry them fresh and serve them hot throughout the day.

Give these a go at home. With the addition of chocolate sauce for dipping, you’ll find them quite addictive!