Hey everyone, we hope that your week has been great so far! The school holidays have been treating us well as we have loads more time to have fun/bake/cook/try out new foods and share it with all of you!
Remember those days when you’re a little energetic kid, going to the various Amusement and Theme Parks all around the world were the best thing ever (Well, they’re still good now, just that it was definitely much more exciting and exhilarating when we were young, innocent and naive). A day at a Theme Park was all about running around, sitting all the different rides and Roller Coasters, screaming your lungs out, and just having fun. And after all that running around, you’d finally sit down to take a break and have a snack before wasting no other time to enjoy the entertainment again. And well, for many of you, that snack would most likely be Churros 🙂 (We know all of you out there reading this post are nodding your heads vigorously)
Now, remember Churros (or sometimes known as Spanish Doughnuts)? Those special, sweet, sugary treats that you could only eat once in a blue moon whenever you made a trip to whichever Amusement or Theme Parks you visited on holiday? (Well, in Singapore we don’t have street vendors who sell Churros like they in Europe and America). We do miss those yearly trips to the various theme parks all around the world. But more importantly, we used to crave those Churros, that bite of sugary goodness which would drive us into fits of ecstasy and delight. You may think that we’re exaggerating (and we do admit we are, just a tad bit) but Churros are really THAT good. THAT yummy. THAT delightful. Ultimately, Churros are basically just a fried pastry dough sprinkled with loads of sugar. But its that outer crunch and crispiness, coupled with a doughy soft interior which allows Churros to be one of the most favorite and loved snacks in the world today.
We never really thought about making our own Churros, preferring to leave the churro-making to the experts at the various Theme Parks. However, when Teri, Zara’s sister, presented us with a recipe for Churros and begged us to make them for her, how could we resist? (We’re all about adventure remember? :)) One bright and sunny Saturday morning, Zara begin making the churros.
And dang, were they good!
Yields 4 long Churros (or however many small churros you wish depending on the size and shape)
1 cup water
2 1/2 tablespoons white sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 cup all-purpose flour
2 quarts oil for frying
1/2 cup white sugar, or to taste
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine water, 2 1/2 tablespoons sugar, salt and 2 tablespoons vegetable oil. Bring to a boil and remove from heat.
Stir in flour until mixture forms a ball.
Heat oil for frying in deep-fryer or deep skillet to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Pipe strips of dough into hot oil using a pastry bag. Fry until golden; drain on paper towels. (You can basically shape them however you want it!)
Combine 1/2 cup sugar and cinnamon.
Roll drained churros in cinnamon and sugar mixture.
Do try out the this recipe if you have 15 minutes (that’s how quick this recipe is) and you’ll have your cake and eat it as you enjoy them at their best – freshly cooked, warm and crispy on the outside. Best of all, this recipe is not just quick, but easy as well! It’s just a fried piece of dough + sugar, how can you go wrong with that? (And we’re telling you that you can’t go wrong hehehe) Have them for breakfast, have them for a snack, have them anytime! And dip them in Hot Chocolate for an amazing party in your mouth 🙂 We hope you spend your holidays well and enjoy the upcoming weekend!