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What are churros and how to cook them properly: a dish of Spanish origin

Kateryna YagovychFood
Recipe for Spanish donuts called churros. Source: Depositphotos

Churros is a traditional Spanish caramelized dessert. The dough must be pressed into a large amount of oil and then sprinkled with powder and dipped in the sauce. The products are very juicy and crispy.

The idea of cooking the Spanish fried churros was published on the Instagram page of food blogger Ilona with the nickname thefoodhub.by_ilona. This dessert is perfect for tea.

What are churros and how to cook them properly: a dish of Spanish origin

Ingredients for the dough:

  • 125 ml of milk
  • 125 ml of water
  • 100 g of butter
  • 10 g of sugar
  • a pinch of salt
  • 150 g of flour
  • 4-5 eggs
  • sunflower oil
  • powdered sugar

Ingredients for the caramel sauce:

  • 100 g sugar
  • 100 ml of cream (fat content not less than 30%)
  • 50 g of condensed milk
  • 80 g of butter
  • a pinch of salt

Method of preparation:

What are churros and how to cook them properly: a dish of Spanish origin

1. Prepare the custard dough. Pour milk, water, butter, salt and sugar into a saucepan.

2. Bring to a boil. The butter should be well combined with the milk and water.

3. Add all the flour at once and mix vigorously with a spatula.

What are churros and how to cook them properly: a dish of Spanish origin

4. The dough needs to be dried a little, so keep it on the fire for a few more minutes, stirring actively.

5. Transfer the dough to a bowl and let it cool slightly.

6. It is better to mix the eggs beforehand and add them to the dough (it is better to add 4 eggs at firs and mix in a food processor or blender. Look at the consistency. The dough should not be torn, it should slowly flow down. If it is too thick, add the fifth egg.

What are churros and how to cook them properly: a dish of Spanish origin

7. Heat a large amount of oil well and use a pastry bag to drop the sticks into the oil. They fry very quickly. When one side is a beautiful golden color, turn them over and fry the other side.

What are churros and how to cook them properly: a dish of Spanish origin

8. Put the churros on a paper towel to get rid of the excess oil.

9. Prepare the caramel sauce. To do this, pour sugar into a saucepan, add butter to the brown caramel, and pour hot cream and condensed milk.

What are churros and how to cook them properly: a dish of Spanish origin

10. Stir until smooth and remove from heat. The sauce will cool and become thicker.

11. Sprinkle the churros with powdered sugar and dip in the sauce.

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