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.



Ingredients:
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

Recipe:
  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.. :)