Thursday, 7 August 2014

My Healthy Churros Recipe

Okay so excuse me while I get a little over excited about this fabulous Churros recipe which is healthy , ... well kind of healthy. In this recipe we are going to bake the Churros instead frying them . So a little background about Churros they are kind of the Spanish version of a doughnut . The original Spanish Churros were made with just flour and water (maybe some oil) dough but nowadays in Mexico, Churro batter is enriched with eggs, butter and sugar.

The Churro dough is basically a choux pastry (or paté a choux) which is the same used to éclairs and many more things .  The difference is that instead of being baked, it is fried in this case however, you can bake them too . The dough itself is pretty bland, but the rolling them in  cinnamon-sugar makes up for that. Roll them while they’re still warm so the sugar sticks and melts a little and makes a crunchy shell.

Cooking time : 20 minutes
Total time : 20minutes
Serves: 20-24

  • 1 cup water
  • 5 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • For baking , a baking tin
  • Greaseproof paper
  • For coating, mix together in a shallow dish:
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon 
Chocolate pot 100g (3.53 ounces) milk chocolate
  1. Combine water, butter, sugar and salt in a medium pot and bring to boil over medium heat.
  2. Turn off heat and add flour all at once. Stir briskly until a ball forms.
  3. Turn into a large bowl or mixing bowl. Let cool 5 minutes.
  4. Beat eggs with vanilla in a small bowl.
  5. Mix in half the eggs either with a wooden spoon or electric mixer on medium speed until combined. Mix in remaining egg until smooth.
6.        Set up a piping bag with a ½ inch star tip (I used a Wilton 4B) and fill with half the dough or  fill a churrera fitted with a star tip.
7. .Pipe long strips of churros batter onto a baking tray lined with greaseproof paper . Spray lightly  with cooking oil. Use your non-dominant hand to squeeze and your dominant hand to cut lengths off with scissors or a knife (scissors are much more easier to use).
8. Bake in the oven 200C (392 degrees Fahrenheit) or Gas mark 5 for 12 minutes or until crisp on the outside and soft in the middle. While still warm, gently coat with sugar/cinnamon mixture.
9. Melt your chocolate in the microwave (30 seconds stir, 20 seconds stir, 10 seconds store, repeat 10 sec stir until melted). OR melt in a bowl resting over a pan with simmering water at the bottom. Make sure the water is not touching the bowl and stir continuously until melted.
10.  Pour the chocolate into a small serving bowl. Serve churros warm
Enjoy  x
Tell me what I should make next week guys x
Chyna x

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