Churros.


Getting up in the morning walking in to town getting the bread and stopping on the way back for a coffee and some fresh churros is what I would call a holiday ritual. They are so good with the cinnamon sugar coating, no better way to start the day. Just sit drink your coffee, eat the sweet treat and watch the world go by.

For your churros you need

125g/4½oz plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tbsp olive oil
250ml/9fl oz freshly boiled water
Corn (or vegetable) oil, for deep-frying

For your cinnamon sugar you will need

50g/2oz caster sugar
2 tsp ground cinnamon

First mix your sugar and cinnamon together and pop it in to a long flay dish so you can throw the churros in to it latter.

Now sift your flour and baking powder in to a bowl. Add the oil and then pout on the boiling water and work until you have a warm sticky dough. Now let this rest for about 5 to 10 minutes.

Heat the oil to 170°c/325°f , if you do not have a electric fryer just add a little lump of dough to the oil it should take about 30 seconds for it to brown and cook.

Get your dough mix in to a piping bag and then pipe a length of the mix in to the oil. Get ready to cut the dough with some scissors or it will just hand from the bag in to the oil.

Fry just a few at a time and keep them warm on a piece of kitchen towel, to soak up any excess oil, until you have cooked them all.

Now toss them in to the sugar mix and get a good coating on them and there you have it.

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