Churros – spanish sweet fried treat (Traditional & Thermomix)

I don’t know many people who don’t love Churros – these are a Spanish snack consisting of a strip of fried chou pastry dough dusted with sugar.

Normally this is just a holiday treat for my boys as I haven’t discovered a place hereabouts where you can get them.

But now I have found a brilliant recipe so I will share it with you:

Recipe Churros (For about 30 pieces)

  • 250 g water,
  • 60 g butter, cut into pieces
  • Vanilla ,
  • 220 g flour,
  • 2 eggs,
  • 1 l groundnut or sunflower oil
  • salt

Also : 1 deep fryer (or 1 casserole), 1 piping bag with a fluted nozzle

Traditional Version

Add water butter, vanilla and salt into a saucepan, bring to a boil over medium heat. Add the flour, reduce heat to medium-low and cook and stir constantly with a rubber spatula until mixture comes together and is smooth. Transfer mixture to a large mixing bowl, let cool 5 minutes. Add eggs to the flour mixture one by one and blend with an electric mixer. Blend until mixture comes together and is smooth (it will separate at first but keep mixing and it will come together). Continue as indicated below.

Thermomix Version

Put the water, butter, vanilla and salt into the bowl of the Thermomix and heat it for 4 min/110°C/speed 1. Add the flour, mix 30 sec/speed 5. Add 1 egg and mix again 30 sec/speed 4. Add another egg and mix 30 sec/speed 4. Heat up the oil (around 170 C) .

For both

Put the dough into a piping bag with a fluted nozzle and drop strips of dough into the hot oil. You can cook 3 – 4 at the same time. Cook 3-4 minutes and turn them over halfway through. Take them out of the hot oil and place them onto a kitchen towel. Do this until all the dough is used up. Dust them with sugar and serve on its own or for exemple with a bowl of Nutella.

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