Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Eggless Churros/Mexican Fritters with Chocolate Sauce

It was the first time I heard Churros and was like 'What is that? Is that something edible?' and my google machine answered, they are the Mexican fritters, not sure about the origin though, Wikipedia says " It is often also known as spanish doughnut and that it's origin is unclear and it was brought to Europe by the Portuguese" but whatever it is I was exposed to this through SFC, heartful thanks for bringing this as a challenge and helping me learn a very new dessert unknown till date. It involves usage of eggs traditionally, but me being a person who abstain the usage of Eggs even, I decided to go for an eggless version and I went through lots of sites in Internet and finally decided my own measurements and prepared this Churros. It is often enjoyed with a dip of chocolate. Though not a great chocolate fan, I did prepare just to know how it tastes when eaten with sauce, but my verdict is it tastes much better without the sauce even. Here comes the simple recipe.

All purpose flour-1/2 cup
Water 1/2 cup
Butter at room temperature-1 tsp.
Sugar-1-2 tsp.
Cinnamon powder-1/4 tsp.
Powdered sugar-2 tbsp.
Salt to taste
Oil to deep fry

  1. In a pan add water, butter, sugar, salt and bring it to a boil.
  2. Once it comes to boil, add the flour little by little with continuous mixing to form a smooth dough. Do not knead much as that would lead to the formation of gluten.
  3. Now get ready with either a piping bad with star nozzle or make use of a chakli maker which would be available in almost every Indian household.
  4. Heat the oil in the pan. Fill in the dough in the chakli maker fitted with a star nozzle and deep fry in hot oil till it turns golden and crisp and take them to a paper towel.
  5. Then prepare a mixture of powdered sugar and cinnamon powder and coat each fried fritter with the cinnamon sugar and place in a serving dish.
  6. Enjoy these churros with chocolate sauce prepared by melting milk chocolate along with little butter on a double boiler. They taste delicious without sauce even.

Enjoy the dish! n don't forget Eat and Eat little MORE.. :) 

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