“Can you get me my crunches” My sister, Sarah said.
“Crunches?!?” I said confused.
My husband pointedly looked at me and said “she means churros”.
“No, no” Sarah shook her head “I mean crutches”
“You know if you want to eat churros, you just have to say it!” I told my husband.
Yes my husband was trying to hint that he wanted to eat churros; it is impossible that someone would eat these and dislike it. I have made these so many times over the past few months, that my sister, Huda said to me ‘haven’t you made churros too many times already?’.
Yes maybe I have, but who can resist. I can safely say that churros are the cheapest dessert you can whip up, wait…….hold on, would you consider churros as a dessert, I know I would…..I just Googled it and guess what its a Spanish dessert OR snack! An extra plus is that its dairy-free! Its like this beautiful crunchy pillow coated with sugar and cinnamon. If you know what a churro looks like then you will surely know my shape is off. Its cause I don’t have a piping bag :/ but it doesn’t mean you cant enjoy them! Just shape them into logs not too long and not too fat or thin. If you do have a piping bag then the nozzle should be the star.
Okay, now if there can be a healthier version of churros it would be this, but if your having a day of indulging yourself then serve with chocolate sauce! Go for it :D. I will be posting a homemade chocolate sauce soon, hopefully……. Store bought ones are sooooooooo filled with unwanted and unneeded ingredients. Won’t filled churros be nice? Another thing added to my to do list…
- 2 cups water
- 5 tbsp sugar
- 4 tbsp oil
- 2 tsp salt
- 3 tsp vanilla essence
- 2 cups flour
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 tbsp cinnamon
- In a sauce pan mix the water, sugar, oil, salt and vanilla essence. Mix until the sugar has dissolved. Bring it to a simmer on the stove top. Add the flour while it is simmering on the stove, give it a mix and then remove the saucepan from the stove immediately. Start mixing with a spatula or a spoon, making sure to incorporate the lumpy flour bits. A dough will form.
- Now heat oil in a frying pan. In the meantime mix the cinnamon and sugar together in a bowl and form your churros. The oil should not be too hot, this will prevent the inside of the churros from getting cooked.
- Fry until golden brown and while it is still hot coat them in the cinnamon and sugar mixture. Serve with chocolate sauce if desired.